Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

2 Peter 1:20, a case of mistaken identity?

December 28, 2010 Religion

The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH. SECTION ONE “I BELIEVE” – “WE BELIEVE” Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church #100 It is the […]

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Church in worst credibility crisis since Reformation, theologian tells bishops

April 26, 2010 Religion

Pope Benedict has made worse just about everything that is wrong with the Roman Catholic Church and is directly responsible for engineering the global cover-up of child rape perpetrated by priests, according to this open letter to all Catholic bishops. VENERABLE BISHOPS, Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, and I were the youngest theologians at […]

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Ratzinger’s Responsibility

March 19, 2010 Comment, Religion

‘Scandalous wrongs cannot be glossed over, we need a change of attitude’ After Archbishop Robert Zollitsch’s recent papal audience, he spoke of ‘s “great shock” and “profound agitation” over the many cases of abuse which are coming to light. Zollitsch, archbishop of Freiburg, Germany, and the chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, asked pardon of […]

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St. Patrick: the real Patron Saint revealed

March 14, 2010 Religion

St. Patrick’s Day March 17, with its concentration on Ireland and the Irish and its celebrations in music and song, parades and parties, has long been the most popular day of the year for many more than the Irish. It has been said with more than a little accuracy that all in New York are […]

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The Patrick of St. Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2010 Religion

Whilst the official website devotes a page to the history of the man himself, Patrick and what he stood for is of marginal importance to the festival. He may be the patron saint of Ireland and draw a crowd like no other patron saint of any other country in the world, but the festival isn’t […]

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Reformation under Josiah

November 4, 2009 Religion

We are here on this Reformation Day to give thanks to God for the Sixteenth Century Reformation. Why 31st October? On 31st October 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis to the Door of the Parish Church of WITTENBERG. Nothing dramatic in doing such a thing – others nailed notices to the church door – […]

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Service honours Reformation Day

November 2, 2009 Events, Orangeism, Religion

On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the parish church at Wittenberg in Germany, a date that is generally seen as the beginning of the Reformation. Saturday’s service took place at Bewleys Hotel in Ballsbridge and was attended by approximately 30 members of the Dublin and Wicklow Orange […]

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Service of Thanksgiving for the Reformation

November 2, 2009 Events, Orangeism, Religion

Opening Sentence of Scripture “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3.16   Praise – Psalm 72:17-19 His name for ever shall endure; Last like the sun it shall: Men […]

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