Ecumenical & Interreligious Blog

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Fr. Elias Mallon, SA writes about fasting in the three monotheistic religions in preparing for Christians' celebrating the Holy Season of Lent.  The Anglican Inter Faith Commission begins work with a meeting in Cairo.  The relations between the Holy See and the Church in China are once again in the news. Other Vatican news items deal with reform and the new Sex abuse Committee.   Cardinal Blase Cupich's lecture  St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. The Archbishop of Chicago speaking about Pope Francis' post-synodal exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, as “a new paradigm of Catholicity”. His lecture sharply divided the audience and it has sharply divided commentators since. But to Cupich, it was not a purely academic exercise. The message of Amoris has touched him deeply.     Fasting in Judaism, Islam and Christianity http://www.cnewa.org/blog.aspx?ID=4093&pagetypeID=35&sitecode=HQ     New Anglican Inter Faith Commission begins work with meeting in Cairo http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2018/02/new-anglican-inter-faith-commission-begins-work-with-meeting-in-cairo.aspx     A different 'reform of the reform': Pope Francis and the Roman Curia https://international.la-croix.com/news/a-different-reform-of-the-reform-pope-francis-and-the-roman-curia/6871   Pope Francis Names New Sex Abuse Panel Amid Criticism https://ilsismografo.blogspot.com/2018/02/vaticano-pope-francis-names-new-sex.html   Mindong Diocese goes beyond Beijing and Vatican https://international.la-croix.com/news/mindong-diocese-goes-beyond-beijing-and-vatican/6866   Quebec still scarred, one year after deadly mosque shooting https://international.la-croix.com/news/quebec-still-scarred-one-year-after-deadly-mosque-shooting/6867   THE SHOCK OF THE NEW http://www.thetablet.co.uk/features/2/12445/the-shock-of-the-new     Gaza’s only power plant shuts down over fuel shortage https://www.timesofisrael.com/gazas-only-power-plant-shuts-down-over-fuel-shortage/     Other NewsGlobal response to Pope’s call to pray for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2018/02/global-response-to-popes-call-to-pray-for-south-sudan-and-the-democratic-republic-of-congo.aspx     Framing the sex abuse crisis in light of ecclesiology and church reform https://international.la-croix.com/news/framing-the-sex-abuse-crisis-in-light-of-ecclesiology-and-church-reform/6974  
Ecumenical & Interreligious Blog

Ecumenical and Interreligious Ministry

Dear Readers Each month Pope Francis shares his prayer intentions.  The intention is to say “No” to corruption. Next Sunday many of us will be watching the Super Bowl. The Archbishops of Boston and Philadelphia made friendly wagers on the game. Putin congratulated Patriarch of Russia on his anniversary and Pope Francis visited the Ukrainians in Rome last Sunday. Vatican diplomat speaks out about nukes and Trump’s migrant rhetoric. Last week the world remembered the Holocaust in a time of rising hatred. Vatican and China relations are in the news again. Palestinian’s’ humanitarian crisis once again is brought to our attention. These and other news items you will find in today’s report. Brother Bill Martyn, SA   Praying in Jerusalem for Christian unity http://www.custodia.org/default.asp?id=779&id_n=34477   Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February: Say “No” to Corruption http://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-02/pope-francis-prayer-intention-february-corruption.html#play   Philadelphia, Boston bishops make friendly wager on Super Bowl http://catholicphilly.com/2018/01/news/local-news/philadelphia-boston-bishops-make-friendly-wager-on-super-bowl/   Putin to congratulate Patriarch Kirill on anniversary of his enthronement on Thursday http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=14195   Visiting Ukrainians, Pope Praises Women of Faith, Prays for Peace http://www.cnewa.org/blog.aspx?ID=1238&pagetypeID=34&sitecode=HQ&pageno=1   Vatican diplomat calls Pope ‘prudent’ on nukes, Trump migrant rhetoric ‘not Christian’ https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2018/01/29/vatican-diplomat-calls-pope-prudent-nukes-trump-migrant-rhetoric-not-christian/   World remembers Holocaust in a time of rising hatred http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/world-remembers-holocaust-in-a-time-of-rising-hatred/60492.htm   Pope: Responsibility and common memory against indifference and anti-Semitism http://www.asianews.it/notizie-it/Papa:-Responsabilit%C3%A0-e-memoria-comune-contro-l%E2%80%99indifferenza-e-l%E2%80%99anti-semitismo-42956.html   Pope Attacks Antisemitism: Indifference is ‘Dangerously Contagious Virus’ that Is the Root of Hatred https://zenit.org/articles/pope-on-antisemitism-indifference-is-dangerously-contagious-virus-that-is-the-root-of-hatred/   Pope sends Maltese archbishop to investigate Chilean bishop in abuse cover up case https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/pope-sends-maltese-archbishop-investigate-chilean-bishop-abuse-cover-case   ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH DECLARES BACKING FOR TURKEY CAMPAIGN IN SYRIA http://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/8481/ecumenical-patriarch-declares-backing-for-turkey-campaign-in-syria   Vatican accused of ‘selling out’ Catholic Church to China https://ilsismografo.blogspot.com/2018/01/vaticano-vatican-accused-of-selling-out.html   There’s a lack of trust between China and the Vatican https://international.la-croix.com/news/there-s-a-lack-of-trust-between-china-and-the-vatican/6823   Catholic Bishops' Pro-Life Chairman Calls Senate Failure to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act "Appalling" https://ilsismografo.blogspot.com/2018/01/stati-uniti-catholic-bishops-pro-life_30.html