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New Ecumenism The

Whitehead Kenneth D.
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How the Catholic Church after Vatican 11 Took over the leadership of the World Ecumenical Movement. The last several popes have made the quest for Church unity an item of the highest priority on their agendas. This issue is dealt with in this extraordinarily well researched and very readable book...

Origin and Development of the Holy Eucharist:east and West

Gerakas Deacon Andrew J.
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The Eucharist is Christ's gift to his followers to sustain them as they journey to their eternal home. It is the source and summit of the Church's life and mission. As a sacrament, it is a visible sign of Christ's abiding presence -- body, blood, soul and divinity -- in our midst under the appearance of bread and wine. What does this mean? How can Christians of the East and West receive the Lord worthily? What must we bring to the altar? The biblical background and history of the Eucharist in the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches, and a comparison of current practices, will be found here along with chapters on our joint Jewish and Greek heritage. Also reviewed are some of the doctrinal and organizational differences that continue to inhibit a return to intercommunion, the ultimate goal of both Churches in their desire to fulfill the Lord's prayer "that all may be one." Members of both communions will find much here to contemplate and consider...

At Your Fingertips:Vol three

Spiteri Msgr.Laurence J
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The turbulent years before, during and after the Council of Trent were a time of political and religious wars and intrigues on a grand scale. This book provides its readers with major Church events, with religious and secular persons and with a flavor of what took place during the Counter-Reformation..

Crusades Rediscovered

Roberts, Brendan
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Why Crusades, Human Sexuality and Our Creator? What caused the First Crusade? Is the Catholic Church really anti-sex? From the blurb: "Brendan Roberts explores the five major Crusades and gives a no-holds barred depiction of the evil perpetrated by every side in the battles. Then he explores how we reflect the nature of God, through morality and our human sexuality. Think of this book as Pope Francis meets Osama bin Laden. For it is about reconciliation, forgiveness, love and the struggle of goodness vs. evil. It portrays how Pope John Paul II sought forgiveness for members of the Church who perpetrated ghastly evils; the groundbreaking initiatives fostering reconciliation within the Orthodox Church; and as a Catholic layperson Brendan grasps the unique opportunity to ask forgiveness of the Orthodox Church, Muslims and Jews for the evil perpetrated by members of the Catholic Church during the Crusades. Brendan uses a down to earth style to inspire people that our awesome God truly..
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