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Vassula just can’t keep out of trouble

Just when one kerfuffle over the automatic-writing mystic Vassula Ryden is announced, along comes another.
Now the Orthodox Church of Cyprus issued a statement about her on January 13. The Synodical Committee for Matters of Heresy —
By the way, isn’t that a great name? Sure, we have a Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is a nice, positive-sounding name, but some issues really deserve a statement coming from an organization that gets right to the point. This is about identifying, defining, combating and

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“Anglicans and the Roman Catholic Church”

I just finished reading the anthology Anglicans and the Roman Catholic Church: Reflections on Recent Developments, edited by Stephen Cavanaugh (Ignatius Press).
The collection of essays is an orientation to the “Anglican Use” phenomenon by some of its leading advocates: the book covers its origins and development, its current status and possible future, with helpful articles about liturgy, ecumenism, and the experience of entering into full communion with the Catholic Church.
I’m particularly grateful for the articles on liturgy. Brother John-Bede Pauley, OSB’s essay on

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Not much point in doing that any more, is there?

Anglican writer David Virtue notes:

In the DIOCESE OF NORTHERN INDIANA, Bishop Edward Little and his Roman Catholic counterpart, Bishop John D’Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend, jointly sponsored an event, titled “An Introduction to the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue.” During the evening event, which began with prayer in the church, both bishops underscored the need for closer ties and better understanding of one another’s churches. The Anglican presentation focuses on the importance of local clergy and laity beginning to receive and study the work

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Sometimes it’s just too easy to make fun of these things

An announcement at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/calendar_90662_ENG_HTM.htm
Hip Hop Schoolhouse
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – Sunday, October 14, 2007
Location: St. Paul’s (Episcopal) Cathedral, Boston MA
All are welcome at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston, Massachusetts on October 13 at 5:30 p.m. for the HipHopEMass ‘Big Bean’ Celebration with the newest Hip Hop Bishop, ‘Great Momma’ Gayle Harris.
On October 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Cathedral will then host HipHopEMass Schoolhouse where the elements of Hip Hop, theology of Hip Hop, Hip Hop liturgy

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A rollback wouldn’t be a bad idea

A couple of years ago, Rod Dreher was a Catholic, distressed to the max over corruption in the priesthood, and worried about the spiritually polluted Church. He eventually talked himself out of the Church, on the grounds that if he were to stay, then his kids might not remain Christians at all. He did it for the children, not because of any doctrinal issues.
Now, Rod’s a member of one of the Eastern Orthodox Churches, and writing about the mysterious workings of God’s grace — about how

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On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

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