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Gardening for Christian Unity

In the heart of Rome:  

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Pope Begins Promoting Christian Unity

Theology and Society: Enzo Bianchi — appointed on July 22 as consultor of the Pontificial Council for Promoting Christian Unity — said the Pope could allow a council of bishops, including Greek Orthodox bishops, to assist in governing the Church, … Continue reading

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Up to 1 in 10 Roman Catholic Priests Are Former Anglicans (UK)

The Tablet: Up to one in 10 Catholic priests are former Church of England clergy, according to new figures. Professor Linda Woodhead, a sociologist of religion at Lancaster University and organiser of the Westminster Faith Debates, worked with the Catholic … Continue reading

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Anglicans Joining Ordinariate Are Like ‘Hobbits In Search of Treasure’

So say the Ordinary, Msgr Keith Newton: Anglicans joining the Ordinariate are like Bilbo Baggins and the other hobbits going in search of treasure, Mgr Keith Newton said on Sunday. Speaking in Portsmouth Cathedral, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate … Continue reading

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Archbishop Welby’s Unity Plea to Pope Francis Over Women Bishops

The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to Pope Francis in a plea to prevent the ordination of women bishops from derailing plans for the eventual reunification between the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches… Archbishop of Canterbury insists differences over women … Continue reading

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Pushing the Patriarch into Putin’s Arms

In the Catholic Herald: Until the dramatic downing of flight MH17, Ukraine had ceased to be regularly at the forefront of the news agenda, displaced by conflicts elsewhere and by more mundane events. The return of international attention to the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Prays for Success of Initiative to Convert Anglicans

The above heading caught my attention on the inimitable Fr Z’s blog: In the wake of the decision of the State tethered Church of England to have wyshyps (female bishops), the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham set up a … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox Church Statement on Church of England Decision to Allow Women to Serve as Bishops

The Orthodox Church News: The Russian Orthodox Church has been alarmed and disappointed to learn about the decision of the Church of England to admit women to the episcopate, since the centuries-old relationships between our two Churches had shown possibilities … Continue reading

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The Ordinariate on Women Bishops

From the Ordinary: In his statement on the C of E’s decision to allow women bishops, Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Catholic Church, only briefly comments on the decision itself. … Continue reading

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Women Bishops: A Further Obstacle On The Path To Unity

So yesterday, the Anglican establishment elected – and rather predictably so – to have women bishop(esses). The Catholic Bishops have responded to their decision: The following is a statement from the bishops’s conference of England and Wales, issued in response to a vote … Continue reading

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