Monthly Archives: July 2006

“Can prayer help?”: Archbishop Martin on Prayer

Bishop Rowell’s recent “Credo” column, excerpted below, was meant to describe a “meaningful pattern of prayer” in response to the skeptic’s question: “But is prayer only a matter of last resort, a cry of desperation or dereliction?” In this post, … Continue reading

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Bishop Rowell on Prayer

Geoffrey Rowell, the Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar, writes this week’s “Credo” column in the Times. As usual, it is very much worth reading. I’ll provide a couple excerpts below: But is prayer only a matter of last resort, a cry … Continue reading

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Dei Verbum 22

This section opens out with the hallmark Vatican II statement on the Bible: Easy access to Sacred Scripture should be provided for all the Christian faithful. That is why the Church from the very beginning accepted as her own that … Continue reading

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Dei Verbum 21

Now the council bishops turn to a final chapter, “Sacred Scripture In The Life Of The Church.” Let’s read it: The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures just as she venerates the body of the Lord, since, especially in … Continue reading

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Starting Points

Well, Shawn and I have a few. “If I read you correctly, to you, Church documents and decrees are mere ‘starting points.’ This says something. And yet you then try to claim that it is I whom is over-inflating his … Continue reading

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Elevation

I sort of called him out, so I’m glad Shawn responded on that thread below about my standing challenge to pick a topic, focus it, and have a two-sided chat about it on some kind of amicable level. Shawn wrote, … Continue reading

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Making Few Demands

Several days ago I blogged that Evangelical churches are successful not because people are attracted to their strong moral stands, but because they, in fact, make few demands on worshippers. Tony of Catholic Pillow Fight would like to talk about … Continue reading

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