Daily Archives: 14 November 2005

Nostra Aetate 5

NA 5 concludes the decree: We cannot truly call on God, the Father of all, if we refuse to treat in a brotherly way any man, created as he is in the image of God. Man’s relation to God the … Continue reading

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Nostra Aetate 4: Catholics and Jews

Addressing the spiritual bond between Christians and Jews … Thus the Church of Christ acknowledges that, according to God’s saving design, the beginnings of her faith and her election are found already among the Patriarchs, Moses and the prophets. She … Continue reading

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An Archbishop’s Testimony

Some of you probably kept up with news coverage of the recent “Global South” international Anglican conference that just met in Egypt. During the conference, some questions were put to the Anglican primate, Archbishop Rowan Williams. Archbishop Williams was finally … Continue reading

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US Bishops in Washington This Week

USCCB meetings are growing more and more secretive, despite an official policy to be open to the laity and the press. They’re afraid of ugly confrontations, perhaps. It still sends a bad message, no matter how tidily preemptive they see … Continue reading

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Nostra Aetate 3: Catholics and Muslims

Affirmation for the followers of Islam: They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable … Continue reading

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Nostra Aetate 2

Nostra Aetate, by its nature being a “decree,” is more of a collection of affirmations rather than religious criticism. From ancient times down to the present, there is found among various peoples a certain perception of that hidden power which … Continue reading

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