Saturday, June 28, 2008

No more posting for a month

I have to go away for training. I am preparing to deploy with my brigade to Iraq. I will not be able to post until sometime in August.
With that said, here's the second saint quiz. This time I decided to add another saint pic just for fun.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Saint Picture Quiz

Inspired by Infused Knowledge, I too am hosting a Saint Picture Quiz.

Who can name this saint?

Friday, June 06, 2008

Ut Unum Sint

There might be a statement made by the vatican regarding the Traditional Anglican Communion within the next few months. I found this article through Catholic Answers Forums:
Church of England NewspaperJune 6, 2008AN ANNOUNCEMENT on the Vatican 's
relationship with the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) may be made following
the July 16-Aug 3 Lambeth Conference, sources in Rome tell The Church of England
Newspaper.Leaders of TAC, home to over 400,000 Anglo-Catholics who have left the
Episcopal and Anglican churches over the past thirty years, have been in talks
with the Vatican over creating an Anglican-rite enclave under the authority of
the Bishop of Rome.

the curia under Pope John Paul II had opposed attempts to bring Anglicans en
masse into the Roman Catholic fold, under Benedict XVI the Vatican appears to
have adopted a different line. Anglicans wishing to be received into the
Catholic Church are welcome to do so, as individuals, rather than as part of a
larger ecclesial body. The talks between TAC and Vatican , however, have focused
on allowing whole groups to enter the Catholic Church while maintaining their
own orders and liturgy.

National Catholic Register reported that "discussions at the Vatican on devising
a possible structure for [TAC] to come into communion with Rome are understood
to be nearing completion." It added that during their May 5 meeting, Archbishop
Rowan Williams asked Benedict that "any potential announcement be delayed until
after the Lambeth Conference."

a spokesman for Dr Williams told CEN the report was untrue. The TAC issue
"didn't come up with the Pope," a press spokesman for the Archbishop said.The Rt
Rev David Moyer, former president of Forward in Faith USA and a Bishop in TAC,
also declined to comment on the negotiations with Rome , stating only that "We
in the TAC are on our knees for something positive to happen.

remain very hopeful."The Bishop of Fort Worth, the Rt Rev Jack Iker -- who is
currently in Rome on study leave -- told The Church of England Newspaper
"conversations with TAC - and others-have taken place at high levels in the
Vatican and that it is thought that the Pope is sympathetic to the dilemma of
traditionalists in the Anglican way."However, no formal dialogue exists between
TAC and the Congregation for Promoting Christian Unity -- the Vatican agency
tasked with ecumenical relations.

on a possible Anglican enclave within the Catholic Church comes amidst a
tightening of views on women bishops within the Church of England. One
traditionalist leader speculated that theHouse of Bishops' decision to go ahead
with women bishops without providing safeguards for those opposed, may have been
predicated on the calculation that the Catholic Church would resolve the women
clergy issue for the Church of England.

I find that last sentence quite cynical. Not I don't think they should be welcomed into the Catholic Church, but its quite cynical to pass off dissenting views to another Church.
Gospel of St John 17:11 "And now I am not in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name whom thou has given me; that they may be one, as we also are."
Ut Unum Sint