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OCA Trying to Strengthen Its External Affairs Efforts BYZANTINE, TEXAS - January 25, 2016 ... chairs the Office. Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky, Director of External Affairs, and Dr. Paul Meyendorff also attended, while Archpriests John Erickson and Alexander Rentel participated by phone. Others present included Archpriests John Jillions and Eric G. Tosi, Chancellor and Secretary respectively; Melanie Ringa, Treasurer; Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak, Secretary to Metropolitan Tikhon, and Alexis Liberovsky, OCA Archivist. Two major areas of concern were addressed during the consultation. ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2016/01/oca-trying-to-strengthen-its-external.html
Sooooo Tired - December 7, 2015 This has been a busy day. I had the 6:30 a.m. Mass this morning and then my day just flew by. Appointments and interviews all over the board, plus setting up for a funeral where the presider was our retired bishop. A couple of hours ago, I had the vigil Mass for the Holy Day of Obligation, the Immaculate Conception. After that, I finished up some work on one of the bulletins that need to be sent to the company early. It's actually our Christmas Day bulletin ...http://mydailymusing.com/index.php?/archives/2441-Sooooo-Tired.html
The African Church Is the New Champion of Orthodoxy CRISIS MAGAZINE - November 10, 2015 ... to do." And the influence of the Africans might have been greater had not some of the smaller, ecclesiastically moribund countries been overrepresented , thanks to the papal appointments. A striking contrast is between Belgium and Nigeria. Each got the same number of bishops—three—even though Nigeria has more than double as many Catholics as Belgium, a difference of 18.9 million to 8.5 million. And those figures actually understate the gulf between the two nations. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/kROTDBxSdEU/the-african-church-is-the-new-champion-of-orthodoxy
Amid Vatileaks Frenzy, Francis Deepens His Eurostamp WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - November 6, 2015 ... taken to doubling down on work and complete a "lightning round" of appointments to several major European posts. At Roman Noon this Friday, Francis named Bishop Josef De Kesel of Bruges, 68, as archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and head of a Belgian church that might just be the most bitterly polarized in the Catholic world. In the capital post of the linguistically-split, heavily secularized nation of Dutch and French-speakers, the incoming primate succeeds ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2015/11/amid-new-vatileaks-popes-deepens-his.html
Credentialism and Heresy THE CURT JESTER - October 29, 2015 ... subject, the problem with his article and other recent statements is his view of Catholicism as unapologetically subject to a politically partisan narrative that has very little to do with what Catholicism really is. Moreover, accusing other members of the Catholic church of heresy, sometimes subtly, sometimes openly, is serious business that can have serious consequences for those so accused. This is not what we expect of the New York Times. So I read the article to see what ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/splendoroftruth/lNZE/~3/BcxgkoGzzYY/