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The ‘Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification’ in brief

October 13th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

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On October 31, 1999, the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church signed the “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.” What is this? Today, the doctrine of justification isn’t a common theme on Sunday mornings in Catholic or Lutheran parishes.

Moreover, understanding the means of justification (“by faith and through grace”) might seem like an exercise in mental gymnastics rather than anything of real practical value in our day-to-day lives. Yet, these were church-dividing issues for nearly five centuries. Read more »

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Catholic-Lutheran dialogue: Progress, not perfection

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As a Lutheran boy growing up in Virginia, Michael Root saw the faith-based fear and loathing that permeated the 1960 presidential election when some non-Catholics worried that the Vatican would run America should John F. Kennedy be elected.

As an ordained Lutheran pastor and professor of Lutheran history and theology, Kirsi Stjerna saw the trepidation some of her students felt when she took them to Mass at St. Peter’s in Rome. Read more »

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Christian unity: The past encounters the future

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Something virtually unthinkable happened during the Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s. Numerous Christians who were not Roman Catholics were invited to serve as formal observers of the council proceedings in Rome.

These observers’ surprising presence at the council confirmed that a centuries-long polemical era of disputes and contention, a time when divided Christians basically turned their backs to each other, was undergoing a profound transformation. Read more »

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Living Our Faith: Reformation Series-Catholic-Lutheran dialogue after 500 years

October 13th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

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Scholars still will study the important points of faith that erected walls between Christians in the 16th century and afterward.

The Rev. Ishmael Noko, then-general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, and Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta dip their hands in holy water at the start of an Oct. 1, 2009, vespers service marking the 10th anniversary of the “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification” at Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago. The document expresses, in theological language, that Catholics and Lutherans agree that salvation is mediated by Christ, by faith, through God’s grace, and that this necessarily leads to good works that further God’s kingdom. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

But, as Pope Francis and Bishop Munib Younan, president of the Lutheran World Federation, said in 2016, “what unites us is greater than what divides us.”

The 1999 “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification” expresses that Catholics and Lutherans agree that salvation is mediated by Christ, by faith, through God’s grace, and that this necessarily leads to good works that further God’s kingdom.

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Saint of the Week: Teresa of Avila

October 12th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized Tags: ,

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Teresa of Avila

Feast Day: October 15

In Castilian Spain, Teresa was born to a wealthy family and educated in an Augustinian convent.

St. Teresa of Avila by François Gérard (Wikimedia Commons)

Eschewing marriage, she entered the Carmelites in 1536.

She began to practice contemplative prayer during a long illness, and grew dissatisfied with the bigness and worldly distractions of her convent.

After a “second conversion” in 1555, she founded the reform-minded Discalced Carmelites and wrote several books.

For her contribution to mystical theology and Christian spirituality, Teresa was named a doctor of the church in 1970.

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Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 15, 2017

October 12th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized Tags:

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

            Cycle A readings

            1) Is 25:6-10

            Psalm 23:1-6

            2) Phil 4:12-14, 19-20

            Gospel: Mt 22:1-14

           

Take this call

This week’s readings move along smoothly, up to a point. Isaiah looks forward to God giving a wonderful feast for everyone. The psalmist sings of God as his good shepherd. St. Paul rejoices in being able to do everything in God who strengthens him. You couldn’t find a more comforting set of Bible texts.

Then we get to the Gospel. Read more »

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Bishop honors 70 with Medals of Merit

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Bishop Malooly presented Order of Merit awards to parishioners from throughout the diocese on Oct. 8 at St. Joseph Church in Middletown.

 

 

2017 Diocesan Merit Award Recipients

 

Anthony & Dr. Rosalie Mirenda, Bishop Malooly’s nominees; Joseph Dulin, Cathedral of St. Peter; Sharon Hodges, Church of the Good Shepherd; Olivia Noronha, Church of the Holy Child; Steven & Sharon Burg, Corpus Christi; Steven Aubuchon, Holy Angels; Gerald Gilson, Holy Cross; Joseph & Karen Spanelli, Holy Family; Veronica Weiss, Holy Name of Jesus; Frank & Linda Tobat, Holy Redeemer Mission; Marcos Rivera, Holy Rosary; Andrew Rowland, Holy Savior Mission; Joel Miranda, Holy Spirit;

Roman Cuin, Immaculate Conception, Marydel; Patricia Wysocki, Immaculate Heart of Mary; Young Ja Clara Yom, Korean Catholic Community; Amy McDermott, Mary Mother of Peace Mission; Howard Cogle, Our Lady of Good Counsel; Linda Magarelli, Our Lady of Guadalupe; Martin Leon, Elizabeth Villanueva, Our Lady of Lourdes; Douglas Keilman, Parish of the Resurrection; Ann Anderson, Sacred Heart, Chestertown; Terri Denver, St. Agnes Mission; Valerie Herwig, St. Andrew Mission;

Kathleen Barrow, St. Ann, Bethany Beach; Charles & Lynn Klous, St. Ann, Wilmington; Thomas & Catherine Lough, St. Benedict; Amelia Banda, St. Catherine of Siena; Robert Healy, St. Christopher; Bertha Dean, St. Dennis; Tom Carter, Jack Fitzpatrick, St. Edmond; Joseph Kiarie, Ambrosia Mondoa, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Stan Kozicki, St. Elizabeth, Wilmington; Ann Haywood, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Mission, Denton; James White & Joanne Bires-White, St. Elizabeth Mission, Westover; Leomar Olivares, St. Elizabeth Hispanic Community, Westover; Jose Alvarez, Guadalupe Espinosa, St. Francis de Sales; Gary & Harriet Rose, St. Hedwig;

Anthony Cutrona, St. Helena; Mary Consiglio, St. John the Baptist; Charles & Lucy Mealey, St. John the Beloved; John Sanders, St. Joseph, Middletown; Stewart Tan, St. Joseph on the Brandywine; La Von Robinson, St. Joseph, Wilmington; Graciela Donovan, St. Jude the Apostle; John & Cheryl Nickle, St. Jude Mission, North East; Chris Ciletti, St. Luke; James Metz, St. Margaret of Scotland; Charma Bell, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception; Anthony & Kimberly Gennusa, St. Mary of the Assumption; Richard Heiss, St. Mary Magdalen; Charles & Margaret Burnett, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Ocean City; Thomas Bradshaw, St. Matthew; Yeny Perez-Castillo, St. Michael the Archangel;

Christina, James & Julia Holdnack, St. Patrick; James Durante, St. Paul, Delaware City; Anamay Claffey, Evelyn Figueroa, St. Paul, Wilmington; Douglas Salter, St. Peter the Apostle; Ben Walters, St. Polycarp; Lawrence Ortt, Jr., St. Rose of Lima Mission; Bill & Ann Fazio, St. Teresa of Avila Mission; Larry & Janinie Iorii, St. Thomas the Apostle; Phyllis Peddicord, St. Peter & Paul Church; Kenneth Andrew, St. Joseph Mission Church; Amy Schisler, St. Michael Mission Church.

Marcos Rivera, a parishioner at Holy Rosary Parish in Claymont, receives a Medal of Merit from Bishop Malooly on Oct. 8 at St. Joseph Church in Middletown. The Dialog/www.DonBlakePhotography.com

Gary and Harriet Rose from St. Hedwig Church receive the Order of Merit from Bishop Malooly.

Douglas Salter from St. Peter the Apostle Church is congratulated by Bishop Malooly.

Amelia Banda from St. Catherine of Siena Church accepts her award from Bishop Malooly.

Andrew Rowland from Holy Savior Church receives the Order of Merit from Bishop Malooly.

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Pope says catechism needs to be explicitly against death penalty

October 12th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

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The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said. Read more »

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God’s grace through the sacraments

October 6th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

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In 1517, when Martin Luther went public with his 95 Theses or proposals against the selling of indulgences, he expected a reasoned debate similar to others he had encouraged with previous proposals. Little could he have dreamed or expected that he would unleash a religious maelstrom that is today known as the Reformation. Read more »

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On giving life to each Catholic’s faith: The Counter-Reformation

October 6th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

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The story of the Catholic Church at the time the 16th-century Catholic Counter-Reformation began is multidimensional.

Rarely forgotten are the denunciations that marked this time of unfamiliar new divisions in the Christian world. But what today may escape notice are the efforts in the 1500s by new religious orders and congregations to renew Catholic life. Read more »

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