This is an index of all files in the EWTN "Christ and Church" Document Library as of 10/31/2014 sorted by library and title



LIBRARY - FILENAME - TITLE
AUTHOR
DESCIPTION

1. Christ and Church - CEPOPE.TXT - (The) Pope
Catholic Encyclopedia

(Ecclesial Latin 'papa' from Gr. 'papas', a variant of 'pappas' father, in classical Latin 'pappas' -- Juvenal, 'Satires' 6:633). Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

2. Christ and Church - CEPOPE.ZIP - (The) Pope
Catholic Encyclopedia

(Ecclesial Latin 'papa' from Gr. 'papas', a variant of 'pappas' father, in classical Latin 'pappas' -- Juvenal, 'Satires' 6:633). Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

3. Christ and Church - PROMISES.TXT - 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart
St. Margaret Mary

These promises were given to St. Margaret Mary by the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

4. Christ and Church - z1adv07.htm - 1st Advent Meditation - 2007
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

In his meditation for the First Sunday in Advent 2007, Fr. Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household preacher, examines the shortcomings of recent scholarship that would reduce Jesus to a mere Jewish prophet. On that interpretation, the hostility of Jewish leaders of the time would be incomprehensible. CHRISTOLOGY AUGUSTINE PURITY CHASTITY

5. Christ and Church - zcant1adv12.htm - 1st Advent Sermon 2012
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap.

On 2 December 2012, the preacher of the pontifical household offered the first of his Advent sermons, speaking to the Pope and other Vatican officials about the Year of Faith. Father Cantalamessa focused on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, proposed by Benedict XVI as the "privileged instrument for fruitfully living out the grace of this year." NEW EVANGELIZATION KERYGMA DIDACHE EZEKIEL JEWS DEVELOPMENT OF DOCTRINE CATECHESIS ANOINTING HOLY SPIRIT PASCAL KALENDA

6. Christ and Church - zbpchild.htm - A Bishop for Child Soldiers and Refugees
ZENIT

When Comboni Missionary Giuseppe Franzelli, a native of Roccafranca, Italy, was told that Pope John Paul II wanted him to be a bishop in Uganda, he accepted the appointment with reluctance. "The reality proved that it was not just a cross but it continues to be a cross," the 68-year-old bishop explains in this interview given to the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need. MISSIONARY AFRICA CIVIL WAR DEVIL

7. Christ and Church - znoviet.htm - A Bishop's Life in North Vietnam
ZENIT

Bishop Cosme Hoàng Van Dat of Bac Ninh, in North Vietnam, says he would not describe the Church of his homeland as a "persecuted Church." Yet he states that he's sure the government watches his every move. Marie-Pauline Meyer for Where God Weeps in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need spoke with Bishop Hoàng about his ministry and the beautiful faith found in his diocese. COMMUNISM FORMATION POVERTY

8. Christ and Church - zcallaltar.htm - A Call from the Altar
ZENIT

ZENIT spoke with Father Alberto Pacini, the rector of Rome's Church of St. Anastasia al Palatino. He spoke of the results of daring to open his church at unlikely hours and expose Christ on the altar, even if he was the only one to adore him. EUCHARIST BLESSED SACRAMENT PRAYER PERPETUAL ADORATION TABERNACLE SECULARISM

9. Christ and Church - divChild.htm - A Child Lives His Present Moment
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily on a day honoring the Divine Child, 10 October 2006, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, AL, Father Miguel presented the Child Jesus as the perfect example of the child that we must become like, in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. MOTHER ANGELICA DIVINO NIÑO

10. Christ and Church - childobserv.htm - A Child Observes and Imitates
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily on a day honoring the Divine Child, 20 November 2006, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, AL, Father Miguel presented the Child Jesus as our perfect example. As He imitated His heavenly Father in everything, so we should imitate Jesus. OBEDIENCE IMITATION OF CHRIST

11. Christ and Church - mulleroffic.htm - A Child's Dream
Lucetta Scaraffia

For L'Osservatore Romano, Lucetta Scaraffia interviews Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, particularly with regard to the role of women in the Church. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY THURINGIA TRAFFICKING OF WOMEN MOTHER

12. Christ and Church - zperstad.htm - A Childhood of Persecution Prepared His Ministry
ZENIT

In this interview given to the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need, the Most Reverend Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev, spoke about his vocational story and the challenges of working in a Communist environment. RUSSIA BELORUSSIA ATHEISM SECULARISM RELATIVISM

13. Christ and Church - zgkchstb16.htm - A G.K. Chestertonian Reading of This Pontificate
ZENIT

G.K. Chesterton and Benedict XVI have plenty in common, according to Andrea Monda, a professor of literature and Catholicism from the Pontifical Lateran University. ZENIT spoke with the professor about his vision of the author and the Pontiff. HUMOR PARADOX DIALOGUE HUMILITY JOY

14. Christ and Church - zminGodsud.htm - A Minister of God in Sudan: A Gigantic Experience
ZENIT

Bishop Cesare Mazzolari of Rumbek, South Sudan, died as he celebrated Mass on 16 July 16 2011 — exactly one week after his adopted homeland marked its independence. To remember his extraordinary witness, his life entirely devoted to the announcement of the Gospel, here is an extract from a report dedicated to him and to South Sudan, to be published in the September 2011 newsletter of the Oasis International Centre for Study and Research. AFRICA POVERTY WOMEN FORGIVENESS EDUCATION RECONCILIATION

15. Christ and Church - znewecum.htm - A New Ecumenism
Father Dwight Longenecker

Fr Longenecker explains why the Anglican Ordinariate, extablished in 2009 by Benedict XVI, providing a way for Anglicans to enter the Catholic Church while retaining many of their cherished traditions, may open "a door through which many other Protestants can come into the Catholic Church and feel at home." ARCIC EVANGELICAL ANGLICANISM ANGLICAN COMMUNION LUTHERANS METHODISTS 

16. Christ and Church - zeraturin.htm - A New Era for the Shroud of Turin
ZENIT

ZENIT spoke with Capuchin Father Gianfranco Berbenni, professor of "Science and Theology Regarding the Holy Shroud" at Rome's Regina Apostolorum university. In this interview, he comments on the long history of research on the shroud, as well as photographic reproduction made for display at World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney. CARBON-14 SHROUD OF TURIN STURP

17. Christ and Church - cordelserf1.htm - A Normal Man Who Loves Being a Priest
Ferruccio de Bortoli

LOR has published a translation of the integral text of the interview granted by Pope Francis to the Editor-in-Chief of the Milanese daily Corriere della Sera, published on 5 March 2014. The interview was published simultaneously in Spanish in the Argentinian daily newspaper La Nación. BENEDICT XVI POPE EMERITUS FRANCIS MANIA MARXISM ABUSE CHILDREN SCANDAL POVERTY GLOBALIZATION FAMILY DIVORCE REMARRIAGE VALUES WOMEN HUMANAE VITAE ORTHODOX EUROPE

18. Christ and Church - bpwerthnov.htm - A Struggle for Unity Among Christians in Russia
Bishop Joseph Werth

Ecclesial unity, ecumenical dialogue, the commitment to vocations: these are among the objectives outlined by Benedict XVI for the Bishops of Russia during their ad limina visit, January 2009. Summarizing these goals in the following interview is Bishop Joseph Werth of Transfiguration, Novosibirsk, who described his pastoral experience in the immense territory of Siberia and also spoke on the current situation of the Catholic community in Russia. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ORTHODOX COMMUNISM FAMILY

19. Christ and Church - diaslambeth.htm - Address at the Anglican Conference of Lambeth
Cardinal Ivan Dias

Cardinal Dias, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, addressed the Anglican Lambeth Conference, 22 July 2008, on the challenge of evangelization. To evangelize an unbelieving world, three factors are important: the witness of Christian living, a two-way inculturation, and interreligious dialogue. MISSIONARY SPIRITUAL COMBAT TRANSCENDENTAL DIOGNETUS ECUMENISM

20. Christ and Church - 1natconfnwevaust.htm - Address, First National Conference on the New Evangelization in Australia
Archbishop Rino Fisichella

The following are excerpts from the intervention by the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization at the first national conference "Proclaim 2012" on the new evangelization in Chatswood, Australia on 11 August 2012. The Archbishop advises that the new evangelization requires new forms of presenting the faith to people under the influence of the dominant culture. GOSPEL NICENE CREED TRADITION YOUTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CATECHISM IDENTITY BELONGING

21. Christ and Church - zbarrnaen.htm - Aeneas or Jesus: A Christmas Question
Very Rev. Robert Barron

Father Barron, founder of the global ministry, Word on Fire, and Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary, contrasts Virgil's Aeneid with St Luke's account of the Birth of Christ. ARMS MILITARY ANGELS AENEAS AUGUSTUS KING

22. Christ and Church - quovadafrica.htm - Africa, Quo Vadis?
Giulio Albanese, MCCJ

These are excerpts from the paper given by the Director of the missionary magazines, "Popoli e Missione" and "Il Ponte d'Oro". Brushing aside western stereotypes, the paper addressed Africa's future and the Church's part in in. POLITICS JUSTICE FOREIGN DEBT EDUCATION WOMEN

23. Christ and Church - zrevangeng.htm - Aiming to Re-evangelize England
ZENIT

According to Father Aidan Nichols, Dominican priest and theologian, a great civilization can only be built and maintained on a religious or metaphysical principle. He told ZENIT why the conditions are right for the re-conversion of England. PROTESTANTISM CATHOLICISM CATECHESIS ISLAM COMMUNITARIANISM LIBERALISM

24. Christ and Church - zalgeria.htm - Algeria: Hope in a Hidden Church
ZENIT

Professor Camille Eid, professor at the University of Milan, expert on the Middle Eastern Churches, speaks in this interview given to the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need, about the decline of the Church in Algeria and signs of hope for its renewal. MUSLIMS ISLAM FRENCH SAUDI ARABIA WAHHABISM SALAFISM BERBERS

25. Christ and Church - zalgeriar.htm - Algeria: Numbers Do Not Make a Church
ZENIT

The Church in Algeria as declined with the return of many Catholics to France. When asked if it is dead, Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader of Algiers says no. The Jordanian-born 60-year-old prelate has been the archbishop of the Algerian capital since 2008. Mark Riedemann for Where God Weeps in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need spoke with the archbishop about his Church. MUSLIMS ISLAM ARABS FRENCH ISRAEL PALESTINE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

26. Christ and Church - seedsgrow.htm - And the Seeds Continue to Grow
Vittorio Formenti and Enrico Nenna

From the Central Office of Church Statistics, we receive data on the growth/decline of the number of seminarians in countries throughout the world, with the prospects of replacement of active priests on their death or retirement. Although there is overall growth in the number of new vocations, this growth is not uniform. EUROPE AFRICA ASIA AMERICAS OCEANEA MISSIONS

27. Christ and Church - angcathlam08.htm - Anglican-Roman Catholic Relations and the 2008 Lambeth Conference
Mons. Donald Bolen

The difficulty facing the 2008 Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Communion, was how to keep fidelity to principles of Anglicanism among provinces only loosely allied. The issues were the ordination of women to the episcopate, the blessing of same-sex unions, and the ordination of persons actively homosexual. Mons. Bolen, of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, examines the impact of how these issues are resolved on Anglican relations with the Catholic Church. ECCLESIOLOGY SEXUAL MORALITY MISSION IARCCUM ARCIC ANGLICAN ORDERS ECUMENISM

28. Christ and Church - zcostnewevang.htm - Archbishop Costelloe on the New Evangelization
ZENIT

"The fundamental task for the Church of all time… is to return Christ to the heart of the Church, and return the Church to Christ." These are the words of Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth, Australia who was a participant in the XIII Ordinary General Assembly on New Evangelization. The Australian archbishop recently sat down with ZENIT where he spoke about the intervention he delivered at the Synod. JOY FAITH YOUTH EVANGELIZERS

29. Christ and Church - SHEEN.TXT - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen - Author, Orator and Missionary
Great Catholic Books Newsletter

Taken from the Great Catholic Books Newsletter Volume II, Number 2 Fulton J. Sheen Issue. Published by INTER MIRIFICA, P.O. Box 241, Kensington, MD 20895, (301) 942-9577, FAX: (301) 942-9572. SHEEN CATHOLIC BOOKS

30. Christ and Church - zmambauton.htm - Archbishop Mamberti's Interview Regarding the Institutional Autonomy of the Church
ZENIT

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States of the Vatican State Secretariat, responds to questions on the legal challenges the Church faces with the hardening of secularism in once Christian nations. RELATIVISM ABORTION HOMOSEXUALITY RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE STATE

31. Christ and Church - ORSECTS.HTM - Are there Sects in the Catholic Church?
Christoph Schönborn, O.P.

The Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna asks whether there are groups in the Church whose thinking constitutes sectarianism within the Church herself.

32. Christ and Church - zeritrea.htm - Believers at Risk
ZENIT

According to an African professor living in Cincinnati, the dire plight of Eritrea gets little international attention because it is a small, poor country with a relatively small population. But Eritrea, suggests Habtu Ghebre-Ab, is one of the worst places on the planet to be a believer — Muslim or Christian. ORTHODOXY ISLAM MARXISM PERSECUTION CATHOLICS 

33. Christ and Church - zecumb16.htm - Benedict XVI's Role in Ecumenism
ZENIT

Ecumenism is taking great steps forward, thanks in part to a pontiff such as Benedict XVI, says Archbishop Bruno Forte, the archbishop of Chieti-Vasto. During his "ad limina" visit to the Holy Father, ZENIT spoke with him about ecumenism, in connection with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. VATICAN II ORTHODOX CHURCHES PAPACY PRIMACY ECUMENICAL UT UNUM SINT ORDINARIATES ANGLICANS UNITY TRUTH SSPX FUNDAMENTALISTS

34. Christ and Church - coradcor.htm - Benedict XVI's Visit to Great Britain
Fr Edmund Power, OSB

Fr Power, Abbot of St Paul Outside-the-the Walls, Rome, anticipates the impact of Benedict XVI's Apostolic Visit on the people of Great Britain, providing, in the words of John Henry Newman, "heart speaks to heart." GREGORY THE GREAT ADRIAN IV LECTIO DIVINA WISDOM

35. Christ and Church - botshroud.htm - Botanical Findings Tell Story of Shroud
Tania Mann

While many have questioned the Shroud's true origin, a widely-respected Jewish botanist provides strong evidence of its authenticity. In his book, Botany of the Shroud: The Story of Floral Images on the Shroud of Turin, Prof. Avinoam Danin — professor emeritus of the Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem — tackles the ambitious goal of answering every question he has ever been asked during his 14 years of research on the Shroud. FLOWERS CROWN OF THORNS ROPE CORD SINDONOLOGY

36. Christ and Church - zbridges.htm - Building Bridges Between Parishes and Movements
ZENT

The relationship between bishops and ecclesial movements can be difficult, but with the collaboration of both, the Church will achieve unity and new apostolic impetus, says the director-general of the Catholic lay movement, Regnum Christi. He spoke with ZENIT about the relationship between movements and parishes, and the progress gained since Pope John Paul II's meeting with movements in 1998. CHARISMS HOLY SPIRIT COMPLEMENTARITY

37. Christ and Church - zcardzen.htm - Cardinal Zen Ze-Kium: Tyranny is Encouraged by Silence
ZENIT

There is no battle that Cardinal Zen Ze-Kium has not undertaken in his country, always for the sake of religious liberty, social equality and human rights. After making him a cardinal in 2006, Benedict XVI asked him to be his personal adviser on matters regarding China. The Salesian Cardinal hopes for profound change in his homeland. ZENIT met with Cardinal Zen, while he was in Rome for the opening of the Academic Year (2013) of the Pontifical Lateran University. COMMUNISM RUSSIA

38. Christ and Church - zcathjews.htm - Catholics Hidden Among Jews
ZENIT

There is a small Church made up of Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel. ZENIT spoke with the patriarchal vicar of this community, Jesuit Father David Neuhaus, who says that although the Hebrew-speaking Catholic vicariate is "modest and almost silent," it has a significant message to proclaim to their neighbors: "Coexistence, reconciliation, dialogue and mutual enrichment are possible!" ARABS LATIN CATHOLICS CELRA HEBREW

39. Christ and Church - FR91101.TXT - Christ and Reconciliation
Romanus Cessario, O.P.

Fr. Cessario, in his first essay in Faith & Reason, offers a profound reflection upon the role of Christ in fulfilling the Father's salvific plan. This article was taken from the Spring 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason".

40. Christ and Church - FR91101.ZIP - Christ and Reconciliation
Romanus Cessario, O.P.

Fr. Cessario, in his first essay in Faith & Reason, offers a profound reflection upon the role of Christ in fulfilling the Father's salvific plan. This article was taken from the Spring 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason".

41. Christ and Church - monastzimb.htm - Christ the Word
Richard Ffield, OSB

In 1992, the Zimbabwean Bishops approached the community of Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, inviting them to make a foundation in Zimbabwe. In 2010, when Br Joseph Dinala made his Simple Profession at the Monastery of Christ the Word, he became the first Zimbabwean ever to take Benedictine vows in Zimbabwe. OPUS DEI WORK OF GOD LECTIO DIVINA STABILITY CONVERSATIO MORUM HIV AIDS RULE OF ST BENEDICT

42. Christ and Church - chestpapacy.htm - Christ's Embrace
Juan Manuel De Prada

This reflection is based on a quotation from G.K. Chesterton, that St Peter's shortcomings were what made him suitable to be the rock on which Christ founded His Church. Peter's frailties, combined with His love for Jesus, opened the way to divine grace. VICAR OF CHRIST AGAPAO FILEO POPES

43. Christ and Church - zchristcross.htm - Christianity at the Crossroads
ZENIT

Mark Riedemann for Where God Weeps in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need interviews Jesuit Fr. Samir Khalil Samir SJ, professor of History of Arab Culture and Islamic Studies, and an expert in interreligious dialogue in Rome and Beirut. The subject of the interview is the condition of Christianity in the Mideast. LEBANON EGYPT ISLAM MUSLIMS ISLAMI ISLAMIST FREEDOM KHUTBAH SALAF SALAFISM

44. Christ and Church - LATERAN.HTM - Christianity's First Cathedral
June Hager

Christendom's earliest basilica and home of the Popes for a thousand years St. John Lateran on the Caelian Hill. This article was taken from the February issue of "Inside the Vatican."

45. Christ and Church - zxianholylnd.htm - Christians and the Holy Land
ZENIT

When speaking of the situation of Christians in the Holy Land, a very careful distinction must be made between Christians living in Israel, and Christians living in the Palestinian Territories, says the Custos of the Holy Land. Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa spoke with ZENIT about the complex reality that Christians face in the region. MUSLIMS JEWS JUDAISM PILGRIMAGES

46. Christ and Church - zchrstnmbr.htm - Christians by Numbers Around the World
ZENIT

Christians account for almost a third of the world's population. This was one of the findings in a report published 12/19/2011 by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. ZENIT provides some significant details from this report. CATHOLICS PROTESTANTS ORTHODOX MUSLIMS

47. Christ and Church - CE_CHRIS.HTM - Christology
Catholic Encyclopedia

Article on Christology from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913). CHRIST JESUS MESSIAH LORD PROPHECY INCARNATION HYPOSTATIC

48. Christ and Church - CECHRONO.TXT - Chronology of the Life of Jesus Christ
Catholic Encyclopedia

In this file an attempt is made to establish the absolute and relative chronology of our Lord's life, i.e. how certain facts connected with the history of Jesus Christ fit in with the course of universal history, and how the rest of the life of Jesus must be arranged according to the inter relation of its single elements.

49. Christ and Church - CECHRONO.ZIP - Chronology of the Life of Jesus Christ
Catholic Encyclopedia

In this file an attempt is made to establish the absolute and relative chronology of our Lord's life, i.e. how certain facts connected with the history of Jesus Christ fit in with the course of universal history, and how the rest of the life of Jesus must be arranged according to the inter relation of its single elements.

50. Christ and Church - Z97STATS.HTM - Church Statistics and Church Mission
ZENIT

A Zenit special report from October 1997 compiled from Fides, the news and statistical arm of the Church's missionary Congregation Propaganda Fidei.

51. Christ and Church - zcomsecgrat.htm - Combating Secularism With Gratitude
ZENIT

The founder of a new spiritual family, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, says that gratitude should be the real motivation for a moral life. The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, also known as the Missionaries of Gratitude, are present in 78 dioceses in 22 countries. In this interview with ZENIT, Father Santiago Martín, a journalist and priest of the Archdiocese of Madrid, discusses the origin and meaning of the missionaries' new approach to evangelization and the pursuit of holiness. RELIGIOUS HELL MEDIA PRIESTHOOD CONSECRATED LIFE

52. Christ and Church - CONFATAL.TXT - Contraception: Fatal to the Faith
Fr. John Hardon

Father Hardon admonishes that the grave sinfulness of contraception is taught infallibly by the Church and that those who defend contraception forfeit their claim to being professed Catholics. HARDON CONTRACEPTION HUMANAE VITAE

53. Christ and Church - CECOUNCI.TXT - Councils, General
Catholic Encyclopedia

Definition, Classification, Historical Sketch , The Pope and General Councils, Composition of General Councils, Right of participation , Requisite number of members , Papal headship the formal element of Councils, Factors in the Pope's Co-operation with the Council, Convocation Direction Confirmation, Business Methods, The facts , The theory, Infallibility of General Councils, Correlation of Papal and Conciliary Infallibility, Infallibility Restricted to Unanimous Findings, P

54. Christ and Church - CECOUNCI.ZIP - Councils, General
Catholic Encyclopedia

Definition, Classification, Historical Sketch , The Pope and General Councils, Composition of General Councils, Right of participation , Requisite number of members , Papal headship the formal element of Councils, Factors in the Pope's Co-operation with the Council, Convocation Direction Confirmation, Business Methods, The facts , The theory, Infallibility of General Councils, Correlation of Papal and Conciliary Infallibility, Infallibility Restricted to Unanimous Findings, P

55. Christ and Church - INQUIS.TXT - Criticizing John Paul II
James Schall

This article, by Fr. Schall, was taken from HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW, June 1981. The original title was: 'Of Inquisitors and Pontiffs: Criticizing John Paul II'. Says Fr. Schall: 'John Paul II has stirred up a great deal of hostility because he does not allow Christianity to be treated as anything less than a claim to truth. SCHALL JOHN PAUL II DISSENT HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW

56. Christ and Church - INQUIS.ZIP - Criticizing John Paul II
James Schall

This article, by Fr. Schall, was taken from HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW, June 1981. The original title was: 'Of Inquisitors and Pontiffs: Criticizing John Paul II'. Says Fr. Schall: 'John Paul II has stirred up a great deal of hostility because he does not allow Christianity to be treated as anything less than a claim to truth. SCHALL JOHN PAUL II DISSENT HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW

57. Christ and Church - cultevang.htm - Culture and Evangelization
Russell Shaw

Russell Shaw, Former Secretary for Public Affairs of the USCCB and former Director of Information of the Knights of Columbus, has hope for a renewed Catholic subculture in the US, provided the faithful don't turn inward, in a renewed ghettoization, but outward, in a new evangelization. SECULARISM LAY SPIRITUALITY

58. Christ and Church - CURDEUS.HTM - Cur Deus Homo
St. Anselm

Why God became Man was written by St. Anselm of Cantebury after he was appointed Archbishop. JESUS CHRIST INCARNATION KENOSIS PASSION SUFFERING

59. Christ and Church - zchmiddeast.htm - Defending Christianity in the Middle East
ZENIT

"We will not resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians.” This was the call made by Pope Francis during an audience with participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches. Louis Raphaël I Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon, is one of the many voices urging Christians to stay in their homeland. Patriarch Sako spoke with ZENIT on his recent meeting with Pope Francis and the current situation facing the Church in the Middle East. SYRIA IRAQ ISLAM MUSLIMS PERSECUTION RECIPROCITY

60. Christ and Church - zdefvuln.htm - Defending the World's Most Vulnerable
ZENIT

Christians are currently the most vulnerable minority on earth and massive outside intervention will be needed to stem the rising tide of persecution against them. This is the view of John Allen Jr., the highly regarded Vaticanista. Speaking with ZENIT in Rome, Allen painted a stark picture of Christians being targeted by violence across the world. ISLAMISTS MUSLIMS HINDUS PERSECUTION ANTI-CHRISTIAN MARTYRDOM JEWS SHOAH

61. Christ and Church - DEV2HEAR.TXT - Devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Its Origin and History
George Pollard

This file shows what Scripture, the Fathers, the Saints, the Liturgy and the Popes have to say about this devotion.

62. Christ and Church - KNWLDG.HTM - Did Jesus Know He Was God? Revisited
Fr Anthony Zimmerman

Fr Zimmerman responds to weak notions of Christ's human knowledge while on earth, showing He neither erred nor was ignorant of anything pertaining to His identity or mission. EPISTEMOLOGY BRAIN

63. Christ and Church - zcathchmaced.htm - Discovering the Catholic Church in Macedonia
ZENIT

The Church in Macedonia faces complex issues, both in society and in relations with the Orthodox. But according to Ivan Cigic, film director and journalist, who has been studying the situation, a new flowering is under way, marked especially by a surge in vocations to the priesthood. GREECE GREEK ORTHODOX MACEDONIAN ORTHODOX BYZANTINE CATHOLIC STOJANOV

64. Christ and Church - DIVMERCY.TXT - DIVINE MERCY
Br. John Raymond

by Brother John Raymond of the Monks of Adoration Brother John traces the manifestation of God's mercy in the Bible, through the Fathers and saints, popes and in apparitions.

65. Christ and Church - FR90204.TXT - Doctrinal Foundation of Devotion to the Sacred Heart
John Hardon, S.J.

According to Fr. Hardon the devotion to the Sacred Heart (on its doctrinal side) most clearly distinguishes Catholicism from all other forms of Christianity. Fr. discusses the history of this devotion. This article appeared in the Summer 1990 issue of "Faith & Reason."

66. Christ and Church - zecunet.htm - Ecumenism: A Network of Friendship
ZENIT

Every year, in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Benedict XVI presides over a liturgical celebration in St. Peter's Basilica, with the leaders of the most important Christian Churches and communities. The Holy See works hand in hand with the World Council of Churches to select an annual topic for the week and offer materials for reflection and prayer. The entity in charge of promoting this initiative in the Catholic Church is the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. ZENIT talked with its prefect, Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch. CHURCHES ECCLESIAL COMMUNITIES BAPTISM ORTHODOX REFORMATION RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ANGLICAN COMMUNION EUROPE NEW EVANGELIZATION PROTESTANTS

67. Christ and Church - kasperecum.htm - Ecumenism: Worksite for the Church of the Future
LOR

L'Osservatore Romano summarizes Cardinal Walter Kasper's overview of his 11 years as President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. With the Orthodox, there has been definite progress. There has been some progress with the Protestants, though the situation has been complicated by their liberalization on moral issues and the proliferation of sects. ECUMENISM DIALOGUE ANGLICANS

68. Christ and Church - egyptxians.htm - Egypt's Few Christians
ZENIT

Patriarch Antonios Naguib is the leader of the main Catholic community in Egypt. In this interview given to the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need, Patriarch Naguib speaks about peaceful coexistence in Egypt, while acknowledging the particular challenges Christians face. MUSLIMS ISLAM RELIGIOUS LIBERTY DISCRIMINATION CONVERSIONS EDUCATION

69. Christ and Church - PAPERR.TXT - Errors in the Ordinary Magisterium?
Regis Scanlon

This article, by Fr. Regis Scanlon, was taken from HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW, June 1991. Under scrutiny, allegations of error turn up false. SCANLON PAPAL ERROR CURRAN MAGISTERIUM HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW

70. Christ and Church - eucharador.htm - Eucharistic Adoration Growing Worldwide
Alberto Pacini

Fr Alberto Pacini, Rector of the Basilica of Sant'Anastasia in Rome, recalls the encouragement, by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, for the spread of Eucharistic Adoration, and describes the beneficial effects that have followed. PERPETUAL ADORATION YOUTH RECONCILIATION

71. Christ and Church - notechincath.htm - Explanatory Note on the Papal Letter to Chinese Catholics
LOR

L'Osservatore Romano provides background to the Letter to the Catholic Church in China, sent by Pope Benedict XVI, 30 June 2007. Beginning with a summary of the Church's situation in China over the past 50 years, the Explanatory Note proceeds to examine the content of the letter, its tone and outlook. BISHOPS EPISCOPAL ORDINATIONS CHINESE PATRIOTIC ASSOCIATION COMMUNISM EVANGELIZATION RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

72. Christ and Church - JUDGMENT.TXT - Faith and Private Judgement
John Henry Newman

Cardinal Newman discourses on why despite the 'beauty, the majesty, the completeness, the resources, the consolations, of the Catholic Religion,.... it does not convert the multitude of those who come its way.' NEWMAN CONVERSION FAITH JUDGMENT

73. Christ and Church - JUDGMENT.ZIP - Faith and Private Judgement
John Henry Newman

Cardinal Newman discourses on why despite the 'beauty, the majesty, the completeness, the resources, the consolations, of the Catholic Religion,.... it does not convert the multitude of those who come its way.' NEWMAN CONVERSION FAITH JUDGMENT

74. Christ and Church - FTHRT.TXT - Faith and Revealed Truth
Fr. George Smith

Topics covered: Religion and Human Reason, Supernatural Revelation, Preliminaries to Faith, The Act of Faith, The Church and the Object of Faith and Theology. SMITH REASON REVELATION FAITH CHURCH THEOLOGY RELIGION SCRIPTURE TRADITION

75. Christ and Church - FTHRT.ZIP - Faith and Revealed Truth
Fr. George Smith

Topics covered: Religion and Human Reason, Supernatural Revelation, Preliminaries to Faith, The Act of Faith, The Church and the Object of Faith and Theology. SMITH REASON REVELATION FAITH CHURCH THEOLOGY RELIGION SCRIPTURE TRADITION

76. Christ and Church - faithpacific.htm - Faith in the Pacific
Catherine Godfrey

At the close of the year 2011, the Catholic Church is still witnessing original growth and reaffirming the reality that the maturity of the Church as an institutionalized entity established by Christ Himself is to be found in manifestations of her youthfulness. A clear example of this is the life of the Church in the Mariana Islands. GUAM OCEANIA EVANGELIZATION NEO-CATECHUMENAL WAY ECCLESIAL MOVEMENTS PRIESTHOOD

77. Christ and Church - ENTHRONE.TXT - Family Enthronement Ritual
Unknown

This file contains the ritual for enthroning the Sacred Heart of Jesus as King of your family.

78. Christ and Church - zcantJesus.htm - Father Cantalamessa on Jesus
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This is a translation of a talk given in Rome by the Pontifical Household preacher, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, on historical research concerning Jesus. Father examines some attempts to separate the historical Jesus from the Christ of faith, and shows their inadequacies. CHRISTOLOGY EASTER HISTORICAL CRITICISM HOLY SPIRIT ENCRATISM GNOSTICISM

79. Christ and Church - z2adv07.htm - Father Cantalamessa's 2nd Advent Sermon
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

In his meditation for the Second Sunday in Advent 2007, Fr. Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household preacher, examined how the preaching of Christ signaled a new epoch, as compared to the preaching of John the Baptist and the earlier prophets. Father also touched on what it means to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. BULTMANN CHARISMATIC CHRISM AROMA THERAPY FAMILY

80. Christ and Church - z3adv07.htm - Father Cantalamessa's 3rd Advent Sermon
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

In his meditation for the Third Sunday in Advent 2007, Fr. Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household preacher, focussed on the virtue of hope, with Christ, the Son, as its goal and foundation. NEW AGE CHRISTOLOGY PRE-EXISTENCE

81. Christ and Church - zjesusisra.htm - Finding Jesus in Israel
ZENIT

Father David Neuhaus was born into a Jewish family and at an early age he converted to Christianity. Mark Riedemann for Where God Weeps in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need spoke with the priest, who serves as the Patriarchal Vicar of the Hebrew-speaking Catholic vicariate in Israel, about the Hebrew vicariate and his own personal history. CONVERSION ORTHODOX ECHARIST RECONCILIATION WORK OF ST JAMES CHILDREN JOY ARABIC

82. Christ and Church - zfocolare.htm - Focolare 70 Years After Chiara Lubich's Encounter With the God of Love
ZENIT

Chiara Lubich consecrated herself to God on Dec. 7, 1943. At the height of World War II, young Lubich and a group of friends discovered the God of Love. Hence, love was the spark that gave birth to the Focolare Movement, which marks Dec. 7 as the anniversary of its birth. On the 70th anniversary (2014) of its foundation, ZENIT spoke with Giancarlo Faletti, Focolare co-president. REVOLUTION MARY'S WORK COMMUNITY EVANGELIZATION DIALOGUE

83. Christ and Church - zacncry.htm - He Had to Cry Out Loud and Clear
ZENIT

Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation established in 1947 by a young Dutch Norbertine priest, Father Werenfried van Straaten. One hundred years after his birth, ZENIT interviewed Peter van Hoof from ACN Holland (Aid to the Church in Need, Netherlands). CHARITY EXILES WORLD WAR II CHILD'S BIBLE HOLLAND

84. Christ and Church - zlubgdfri.htm - Heroic Lesson of Love
Chiara Lubich

Here is a ZENIT reprint of a Good Friday meditation for the Jubilee Year 2000, written by the founder of the Focolare movement, Chiara Lubich. In it, we see Jesus as the image and companion of all who suffer in this world. SUFFERING

85. Christ and Church - infhist.htm - History of the Infant Jesus of Prague
Anders Wong

The devotion to the Holy Child Jesus has long been a tradition of the Catholic Church for a very long time. This devotion is a veneration of our Lord's sacred Infancy.

86. Christ and Church - migueldivis.htm - Homily: 29th Week Ordinary Time, 23 October 2008
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily for 23 October 2008, Father Miguel Soeherman gave an exposition of the First Reading, Luke 12:49-53, in which Jesus says He came not to bring peace, but division. The division is between those who accept, and those who reject, the Truth. FAMILY

87. Christ and Church - massacheart.htm - Homily: Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart
Fr Gregory Gresko, O.S.B.

At a votive Mass of the Sacred Heart, celebrated at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, Alabama, 26 June 2009, Benedictine Father Gregory Gresko summarizes the history of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and explains the meaning of consecration to the Sacret Heart. MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE PIUS XII SEQUELA CHRISTI ECCLESIA DOMESTICA DOMESTIC CHURCH PERE MATEO

88. Christ and Church - happiJesu.htm - If Happiness Is Called Jesus
Monsignor Francesco Ventorino

According to Mons. Ventorino, the new evangelization, as conceived by Benedict XVI, can be achieved only by showing that the happiness the human heart longs for has only one name: "Jesus". HILARY POITIERS REASON ELIOT

89. Christ and Church - ZECEUROP.HTM - Implications of Ecclesia in Europa for Church in Western Europe
ZENIT

Here is an address given on 28 June 2003 by Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Birmingham, England, during a press conference in the Vatican to present John Paul II's postsynodal apostolic exhortation Ecclesia in Europa. The text has been slightly adapted. CONVERSION MISSION POLITICAL SOCIETY REVELATION SOLIDARITY EVANGELIZATION CULTURE LITURGY FAMILY PENANCE RECONCILIATION RELATIVISM MARRIAGE GLOBALIZATION MARGINALIZATION PARISHES PRIESTS HORIZONTALISM

90. Christ and Church - zindialay.htm - India: the Laity Must Be Uplifted
ZENIT

India is the world's largest democracy and second most populous country, with a population estimated at 1.21 billion. Marie-Pauline Meyer for Where God Weeps in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need spoke with Bishop Sebastian Kallupura of the Buxar Diocese in northern India, about the situation of the Church in the nation. DALITS CASTE SYSTEM HINDUISM EDUCATION

91. Christ and Church - zinfnarb16.htm - Infancy Narratives Seals One of Pope's Finest Gifts to the Church
Kevin M. Clarke

Kevin Clark, an adjunct professor at John Paul the Great Catholic University, San Diego, writes for ZENIT on the themes and benefits of Benedict XVI's work on the Infancy Narratives, as an "antechamber" to the Holy Father's two books on Jesus of Nazareth. MEDIA CHRISTMAS MANGER CHRISTOLOGY VIRGIN BIRTH MESSIAH MARY TRADITION MAGI STAR

92. Christ and Church - zcathpols.htm - Institute Supports Catholic Politicians in the Trenches
Edward Pentin

As Christianophobia continues to spread and Church teaching threatens to become taboo in Western politics, how can Christian politicians best be encouraged to speak out in defense of the faith? According to Edward Pentin, a freelance writer living in Rome, the answer may lie in the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, an association of Catholic European politicians. SECULARISM SKEPTICISM HUMAN DIGNITY IMAGE OF GOD

93. Christ and Church - archbptaipei.htm - Interview with Archbishop of Taipei
LOR

The Catholic Church in Taiwan is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a tiny minority in a country with a Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist majority. Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan, S.V.D., President of the Regional Chinese Bishop's Conference of Taiwan, was interviewed on the situation of the Church in Taiwan, in English by L'Osservatore Romano's Nicola Gori. VOCATIONS CHINA RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

94. Christ and Church - kasproger.htm - Interview with Cardinal Kasper Three Years After the Death of Brother Roger
LOR

On 16 August 2005, during evening prayer, Brother Roger, founder and prior of the Taizé Community, was assassinated by a deranged woman. He had recently celebrated his 90th birthday. The President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity recalls that figure in this interview for L'Osservatore Romano on 15 August 2008. COMMUNION UNITY ECUMENICAL ECUMENISM REFORMED YOUTH PROTESTANT JOHN XXIII BROTHER ALOIS CHARISM HOLY SPIRIT

95. Christ and Church - intrneusner.htm - Interview with Rabbi Jacob Neusner
Andrea Monda

Andrea Monda summarizes an interview between Catholic theologian, Archbishop Bruno Forte, and Rabbi Jacob Neusner, an expert on Judaism, for whose book, A Rabbi Talks with Jesus, the Holy Father wrote a glowing review, when he was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. SERMON ON THE MOUNT JEWS TORAH RATZINGER

96. Christ and Church - zchrchholy.htm - Is the Church Holy?
ZENIT

According to the Creed professed by Catholics, the Church is holy. Portuguese Father Miguel De Salis, professor at Rome's Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, takes up this complex theme in an interview with ZENIT. How are we to understand the Church's holiness while seeing its sinfulness? SANCTITY SAINTS SIN ABUSE PRIESTS BISHOPS

97. Christ and Church - zishebcath.htm - Israel's Hebrew-Speaking Catholics
ZENIT

For a Hebrew-speaking Catholic living in Israel, fostering Jewish-Catholic relations is a way of life, according to Jesuit Father David Mark Neuhaus, who comes from a Jewish family. He is the secretary-general of the Hebrew-speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel, known also as the the Association of St. James. In this interview with ZENIT, Father Neuhaus comments on the history, mission and challenges facing the Hebrew-speaking Catholic community in Israel. JEWS INCULTURATE CONVERSION ARABS LATIN PATRIARCH

98. Christ and Church - JCBREAD.HTM - Jesus Christ the Only Saviour of the World: Bread for New Life
Roman Vicariate

"In order to highlight Christ's living and saving presence in the Church and in the world, on the occasion of the Great Jubilee, John Paul II has decided to hold an International Eucharistic Congress in Rome." This preparatory paper was issued by the Roman Vicariate which will host the Congress. PASCH LITURGY MASS REAL PRESENCE PAPACY

99. Christ and Church - JesusNaz2.htm - Jesus of Nazareth - Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, PSS

Part Two, the second volume of the Holy Father's book "Jesus of Nazareth - Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection" was presented at the Press Office of the Holy See on 10 March 2011. Speaking at the Press Conference, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, expressed his gratitude for the service the Pope has rendered to the Church and the world in this book. HISTORICAL THEOLOGICAL EXEGESIS ATONEMENT EXPIATION REDEMPTION PRIESTHOOD YOM KIPPUR RESURRECTION JUDAISM LAST SUPPER EUCHARIST SCRIPTURE BIBLE

100. Christ and Church - znewmovmnts.htm - Laity Council Secretary on New Movements
ZENIT

Among the various events of the Year of Faith will be the Vigil of Pentecost on 18 May 2013, dedicated to all old and new ecclesial movements. ZENIT interviewed Spanish priest Monsignor Miguel Delgado, under-secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, who explained the difference between new and old movements. ECCLESIAL MOVEMENTS CHARISMS CHRISTIFIDELES LAICI

101. Christ and Church - letgalb16.htm - Like the Letter to the Galatians
Giovanni Maria Vian

The Editor-in-Chief of L'Osservatore Romano remarks on the unprecedented character of the letter Benedict XVI sent to the Bishops of the Church, to clarify the remission of excommunication of the four Bishops of the Society of St Pius X. TRADITIONALIST JEWS SCHISM

102. Christ and Church - zislamwrld.htm - Living in an Islamic World
ZENIT

Reverend Keith Roderick, an Episcopal minister who is the secretary-general of the U.S.-based Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights, speaks of religious persecution. He tells the story of 15-year-old Vivian in this interview with "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need. He speaks not only of Vivian's case but of the fundamental problems for Christians living in an Islamic world. DHIMMI MUSLIMS ISLAMIST SHARIA MIDDLE EAST IRAQ DIASPORA

103. Christ and Church - zsaudiar.htm - Living in Secret in Saudi Arabia
ZENIT

Saudi Arabia is considered holy ground by the Muslim majority who live there. Hence, Christians and even Muslims of other sects, face severe restrictions. Professor Camille Eid, a journalist, author, professor at the University of Milan and expert on the Churches of the Middle East, spoke about the Saudi Arabia situation with the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need. ISLAM WAHHABI SHIA QURAN JUZYA SHARIA CONVERSION HADITH

104. Christ and Church - zmagalconver.htm - Magdi Allam Recounts His Path to Conversion
Magdi Allam

Here is a translation of Magdi Allam’s account of his conversion to Catholicism. The Muslim journalist was baptized by Benedict XVI at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, 22 March 2008. In his letter to the Italian newspaper of which he is deputy director, he both encouraged other Muslims who have converted to Catholicism to come out publicly and he called on the Church to be "less prudent" about converting Muslims. ISLAM RESURRECTION

105. Christ and Church - 10118A.TXT - Mediator (Christ as Mediator)
Catholic Encyclopedia

The subject is under the following heads: (1) Definition of the word mediator; (2) Christ the Mediator; (3) Christ's qualifications; (4) Performance; (5) Results.

106. Christ and Church - metropmiss.htm - Metropolitan Mission
Archbishop Rino Fisichella

Archbishop Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, explains why metropolitan centers in Europe have been chosen as starting points for this worldwide initiative to combat secularization. FORMATION CATHEDRAL CATECHESIS CONFESSION RECONCILIATION

107. Christ and Church - missionpres.htm - Mission and Presence
L'Osservatore Romano

In an unpublished interview with Bishop Luigi Padovese, OFM, before his death, 3 June 2010, the Bishop described the oppressive conditions under which the shrinking number of Christians live in Turkey. ST PAUL MINORITIES PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE SUNNI MUSLIMS SECULARISM TARSUS

108. Christ and Church - FR89203.TXT - Neo-orthodoxy, Authority & the Future of the Church
Joseph Varacalli

Professor Joseph A. Varacalli in this stimulating essay raises a number of vital questions concerning the future of the Catholic Church in the United States and the tensions involved in the development of a 'neo-orthodoxy'. From Faith & Reason, Fall 1989. VARACALLI ORTHODOXY MAGISTERIUM DISSENT THEOLOGY FAITH & REASON

109. Christ and Church - FR89203.ZIP - Neo-orthodoxy, Authority & the Future of the Church
Joseph Varacalli

Professor Joseph A. Varacalli in this stimulating essay raises a number of vital questions concerning the future of the Catholic Church in the United States and the tensions involved in the development of a 'neo-orthodoxy'. From Faith & Reason, Fall 1989. VARACALLI ORTHODOXY MAGISTERIUM DISSENT THEOLOGY FAITH & REASON

110. Christ and Church - znepal.htm - Nepal: Past, Present and Future
ZENIT

Bishop Sharma is a born Nepali and was raised in a Hindu family, as a Brahmin. It was his mother who entered the Catholic Church when he was barely about 4 or 5 years old and he became also Catholic at the same time. Bishop Sharma spoke of the situation of the Church in Nepal with the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need. JESUITS HINDUS BUDDHISTS APOSTOLIC VICARIATE

111. Christ and Church - zmullangcoet.htm - On Anglicanorum coetibus and Ecclesial Unity
Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller

Here is the text of an address given by Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at a symposium, 2 February 2013, in Texas. The event marked the first anniversary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, one of three ordinariates thus far established to welcome former Anglicans to full communion with the Catholic Church. UNITY CULTURE OF COMMUNION TRINITY PASTORAL PROVISION CANON LAW SEMINARY

112. Christ and Church - zafricmis.htm - One of the Greatest Missionary Stories
ZENIT

Africa has been called the forgotten continent, though not for the Society for African Missions. This group has been working on the continent for more than 150 years. To learn about the growth of the Church there, the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) spoke with Bishop Kieran O’Reilly, who served for almost 10 years as the superior-general for the Society of African Missions. YOUTH EVANGELIZATION COMMUNITY CORRUPTION ISLAM MUSLIMS

113. Christ and Church - zdoropusdei.htm - Opus Dei Opens Its Doors to Everyone
ZENIT

The doors of Opus Dei are open to everyone, says the prelature's vicar general, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz. ZENIT spoke to Monsignor Ocáriz for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Opus Dei as a personal prelature. He explains the relationship between this institution and the dioceses, and says that the strength of the group is simply the power that comes from the Gospel. JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ HOLINESS MISSION BISHOPS

114. Christ and Church - zillumf1.htm - Papacy Illuminated by Pope Francis' Humanity
ZENIT

President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, was in Rome to attend the installation Mass (3/19/13) of Pope Francis' ministry as Successor of Peter. He shared with ZENIT his impressions of the new Holy Father. BENEDICT XVI BRITAIN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WELBY ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY CROSS MERCY ANGLICANS

115. Christ and Church - zfatherf1.htm - Pope Francis is a Father Who Cares
ZENIT

Jesuit priest and Vatican Radio commentator Father Guillermo Ortiz reflects on Pope Francis and his first anniversary as Pope in this recent interview with Vatican Radio. JESUITS PATERNITY POOR BERGOGLIO PAPAL ELECTION CONCLAVE EVANGELIZATION PRAYER

116. Christ and Church - PXIITREA.TXT - Pope Pius XII and the Theological Treatise on the Church
Joseph Fenton

Mr. Joseph Clifford Fenton brings together Pope Pius XII's most striking teachings about the Church which were written to remedy a misconception that the Church was a 'super-Church' distinct from and superior to the visible Catholic Church presided over by the Bishop of Rome as the Vicar of Christ. FENTON PIUS XII MYSTICAL BODY MYSTICI CORPORIS CHRISTI HUMANI GENERIS SI DILIGIS

117. Christ and Church - POPES.TXT - Popes Through the Ages
Joseph Brusher

Published in 1959 by Neff-Kane. Fr. Brusher gives a brief but adequate picture of the impact upon human history of the See of Peter. He devotes a page to each pope from St. Peter through John Paul II. BRUSHER LIBER PONTIFICALIS POPE PETER SEE PAPAL ROME

118. Christ and Church - POPES.ZIP - Popes Through the Ages
Joseph Brusher

Published in 1959 by Neff-Kane. Fr. Brusher gives a brief but adequate picture of the impact upon human history of the See of Peter. He devotes a page to each pope from St. Peter through John Paul II. BRUSHER LIBER PONTIFICALIS POPE PETER SEE PAPAL ROME

119. Christ and Church - passionChrst.htm - Prayer on the Passion of Christ
Angelico Savarino

Following St. Paul of the Cross, the writer sees the silence of Christ during His Passion as evidence of His trust in the Father and His love for mankind. St. Paul is quoted in his advice to a spiritual directee, that she should live in this "silence of love," particularly during periods of dryness. DETACHMENT CONSOLATION

120. Christ and Church - magib16.htm - Precusors on the Trails of Truth
Benedict XVI

Pope Francis said, at the Angelus on the Epiphany 2014, that the Solemnity "is tied to the biblical narrative of the coming of the Magi from the East to Bethlehem in order to pay homage to the King of the Jews: an episode on which Pope Benedict gave a magnificent commentary in his book on the infancy of Jesus". The following are excerpts from Benedict XVI's book, published in 2012. PROSKYNESIS KING GOLD INCENSE MYRRH STAR

121. Christ and Church - zkochprogtrad.htm - Progressives and Traditionalists Suffer From the Same Ailment
ZENIT

During the 13th General Congregation of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization, ZENIT interviewed Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The Cardinal compared progressives and traditionalists as both subscribing to a view of Vatican II as a break with Tradition. LUTHERANS JOINT DECLARATION EVANGELICALS ORTHODOX HERMENEUTICS OF CONTINUITY DISCONTINUITY REFORM RENEWAL REFORMATION

122. Christ and Church - zrestrrel.htm - Quantifying Global Restrictions on Religion
Dr. Brian J. Grim

Dr Grim, Senior Researcher and Director of Cross-National Data at the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, summarizes the findings of the Pew Forum’s study on religious restrictions in 2012. MINORITY FAITHS GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS INDEX GRI SOCIAL HOSTILITIES INDEX SHI SECTARIAN VIOLENCE

123. Christ and Church - zpersecxians.htm - Rally Spotlights Persecution Against Christians
Edward Pentin

Calls for governments to condemn acts of persecution against Christians; a plea to open the beatification process of the assassinated Christian Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti; and demands that Christians suffering persecution be granted full refugee status. Just some of the appeals delivered at a rally on behalf of persecuted Christians, which took place in Piazza dei Santi Apostoli in the center of Rome on 18 July 2012, as reported by ZENIT. MARTYRS ISLAM OBAMA

124. Christ and Church - zmartmission.htm - Ralph Martin Reflects on Mission of the New Evangelization
ZENIT

Every Baptized Catholic is called to evangelization, says Dr. Ralph Martin Consultor for the synod on New Evangelization. President of Renewal Ministries, Dr. Martin was appointed as one of five experts from the United States to participate in the synod on New Evangelization. Speaking in the context of the synod on New Evangelization, Dr. Martin spoke with ZENIT about the synod, and the call of Christians everywhere to evangelize. HERESY UNIVERSALISM LUMEN GENTIUM SALVATION

125. Christ and Church - anglicanseek.htm - Regarding Anglicans Seeking Communion with the Holy See
EWTN

This is an index page with links to documents on the Holy Father's response, in his Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus, to Anglicans seeking full communion with the Catholic Church, while preserving elements of their spiritual and liturgical patrimony. PERSONAL ORDINARIATES CATECHISM LITURGY CELIBACY MARRIED CLERGY INCARDINATION APOSTOLIC LIFE CONSECRATED LIFE CANONS ORDINARY CLERGY BISHOPS DIOCESAN BISHOP PRESBYTERS EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL PASTORAL COUNCIL SEMINARY PRIESTLY FORMATION GOVERNING COUNCIL PAROCHIAL VICAR

126. Christ and Church - zreligfrdm.htm - Religious Freedom Report
Father John Flynn, LC

On 30 July 2012, the U.S. Department of State released its “2011 International Religious Freedom Report,” which details increasing intolerance against a range of religious communities. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt and Burma were among the countries singled out for criticism. CHINA CUBA PERSECUTION MUSLIMS ISLAM CHRISTIANS

127. Christ and Church - zstfransult.htm - Reliving St. Francis' Meeting With the Sultan
ZENIT

When Franciscan Friar Ruben Tierrablanca's superiors invited him to found a mission, the International Franciscan Fraternity of Istanbul, they did not outline details. Instead, the friar was told, "You'll need a lot of imagination." ZENIT spoke with the friar about the fraternity and the blessings and challenges of being a Christian in Turkey. ECUMENICAL ECUMENISM INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE ISLAM MUSLIMS ORTHODOX

128. Christ and Church - zremgospeng.htm - Remembering the Gospel in England
ZENIT

Monsignor Keith Barltrop, director of the Catholic Agency to Support Evangelization (CASE) of the bishops' conference of England and Wales, tells ZENIT in this interview that the key to successful evangelization in the modern world is renewing a sense of confidence among Catholics in their faith. NEW EVANGELIZATION UNITED KINGDOM

129. Christ and Church - zrusslife.htm - Russia: An Encounter that Changed my Life
ZENIT

Mark Riedemann for Where God Weeps in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need interviews Jose Correa, who was one of the first Catholic journalists to work with the fledgling church in Russia after 70 years of state atheism and help establish Church (Catholic and Russian Orthodox) media structures in Russia. COMMUNISM SOVIET UNION LITHUANIA SIBERIA MARTYRS SECULARISM NEW EVANGELIZATION

130. Christ and Church - MERCY-HD.TXT - Sister Faustina and Devotion to the Divine Mercy
Rev. Herbert C. de Launay

In the last few years, many people have taken up a devotion to the Divine Mercy according to the writings of Blessed Faustina. Sister Faustina was a young religious in a convent in Cracow, Poland. She died on October 5, 1938. However, during the period between 1931 and 1938, our Lord appeared to her several times with messages about His great mercy. For the May 1996 edition of THE ACADIANA CATHOLIC, Lafayette, Louisiana.

131. Christ and Church - zreligamer.htm - Snapshot of Religion in America
Father John Flynn, LC

More than one-quarter of American adults have left the faith in which they were brought up. This is one of the most important findings of a survey published 25 February 2008 by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The survey was based on interviews with more than 35,000 Americans aged 18 and up, giving it greater credibility than most opinion polls. EVANGELICAL MAINLINE PROTESTANTS CATHOLICS HISPANICS ASIANS UNAFFILIATED BLACKS WHITES MEN WOMEN

132. Christ and Church - zautoevang.htm - Specialist in Dogmatic Theology Promotes Pastoral of Auto-Evangelization
ZENIT

Among the experts appointed by Benedict XVI to attend the Synod on the New Evangelization, held in Rome 7-28 October 2012, is Father Antonio Aranda Lomena of the University of Navarre, Spain. In an exclusive interview with ZENIT, Father Aranda explains the essence of the Synod on the New Evangelization. MISSION GOSPEL INDIFFERENTISM SECULARISM ATHEISM BISHOPS

133. Christ and Church - SPLENCHU.TXT - Splendor of the Church
Alan Schreck, Ph.D.

Reflection on St. Francis of Assisi and Catholicism as 'the religion of the Incarnation.' This article was taken from Immaculata magazine.

134. Christ and Church - ztakefind.htm - Taking Jesus to Prison; Finding Him There
ZENIT

Prison Fellowship International is an association present in 132 countries around the world, whose members visit prisons to promote what they call “restorative justice.” The Italian section is called Prison Fellowship Italia Onlus, and it is directed by Marcella Clara Reni. ZENIT interviewed Marcella Reni, a notary by profession, national directress of Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Italy. PRISONERS VICTIMS REPENTANCE FORGIVENESS

135. Christ and Church - CETEMPT.HTM - Temptation of Christ
Catholic Encyclopedia

An article on the Temptation of Christ from the "Catholic Encyclopedia" of 1913. SYNOPTICS DEVIL SATAN

136. Christ and Church - MAGGIORE.TXT - The Basilica of Summer Snows
June Hager

Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Major) is widely believed to be the most important church dedicated to Mary in Western Christendom. This article is taken from the November 1993 issue of 'Inside the Vatican'. To subscribe write: St. Martin de Porres Lay Dominican Community, 3050 Gap Knob Road, New Hope, KY 40052. HAGER ST. MARY MAJOR CHURCH ROME INSIDE THE VATICAN

137. Christ and Church - BELIEF.HTM - The Belief of Catholics
Ronald Knox

The preface and first chapter (with intro from 1958 Image edition) of a book reconstructing the whole edifice of Catholic teaching. Mons. Knox's keen, questioning mind was never content with any argument that was not airtight, so that even the skeptical inquirer will find this a remarkably reasoned statement of Catholicism. RELIGION BIBLE DOGMA HISTORY PROTESTANTISM AUTHORITY PRIVATE JUDGMENT

138. Christ and Church - catharabstat.htm - The Catholic Challenge in an Arab State
Paolo Brocato

Interviewed by L'Osservatore Romano, Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Arabia, spoke of the difficulties faced by Catholics living in an Arab state. MUSLIMS ISLAM DEMOCRACY SECULARISM RECIPROCITY INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE FREEDOM OF WORSHIP

139. Christ and Church - CONVERSI.TXT - The Catholic Church And Conversion
G.K. Chesterton

Published by the MacMillan Company in 1926. CHESTERTON CHURCH CONVERSION

140. Christ and Church - CONVERSI.ZIP - The Catholic Church And Conversion
G.K. Chesterton

Published by the MacMillan Company in 1926. CHESTERTON CHURCH CONVERSION

141. Christ and Church - zcathexplos.htm - The Catholic Explosion
ZENIT

In this interview from the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network, French Father Gérard Chabanon, the former superior-general of the Missionaries of Africa, provides perspective on the challenges and promise for the Church in Africa. TANZANIA MUSLIMS ISLAM AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION PENTECOSTALS GLOBALIZATION SEMINARIES

142. Christ and Church - CECHCHAR.TXT - The Character of Jesus Christ
Catholic Encyclopedia

This file considers the character of Jesus as manifested first in His relation to men, then in His relation to God.

143. Christ and Church - CE_CHRCH.HTM - The Church
Catholic Encyclopedia

Article on the Church from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913). ECCLESIA INDEFECTIBILITY UNIVERSAL UNIVERSALITY BRANCH

144. Christ and Church - CHUCAT.TXT - The Church and the Catholic
Romano Guardini

'What is the meaning of this Church which rises before us in such majesty?' To answer this question is the object of Dr. Guardini's essay. The reader becomes acquainted with a personality so queenly that he is left breathless, so maternal that he is drawn to love. He finds that the Church is Christ, and the Church is love. The Church is being understood for what she is--truly, the One and the All. GUARDINI AWAKENING SOUL PERSON HUMAN CHURCH COMMUNITY G

145. Christ and Church - CHUCAT.ZIP - The Church and the Catholic
Romano Guardini

'What is the meaning of this Church which rises before us in such majesty?' To answer this question is the object of Dr. Guardini's essay. The reader becomes acquainted with a personality so queenly that he is left breathless, so maternal that he is drawn to love. He finds that the Church is Christ, and the Church is love. The Church is being understood for what she is--truly, the One and the All. GUARDINI AWAKENING SOUL PERSON HUMAN CHURCH COMMUNITY G

146. Christ and Church - zpostsec.htm - The Church at a Post-Secular Crossroads
ZENIT

Some would say that the Catholic Church is in a moment of decline, but Cardinal Julián Herranz affirms that it is experiencing extraordinary growth. Cardinal Herranz has worked in the Roman Curia since 1960, in recent years as president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and as member of the Congregations for the Doctrine of the Faith, for Bishops, and for Evangelization. Here is an interview with the Cardinal in which he speaks about the worldwide Church in the post-secular age. SECULARISM LAICISM CHRISTOPHOBIA SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CONVERSION EUTHANASIA CHINA COMMUNION

147. Christ and Church - africhrch.thm - The Church in Africa: Instrument of Dialogue and Reconciliation
Nicola Gori

Mons. Chidi Denis Isizoh, an official of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Vice-President of the "Nostra Aetate" Foundation, which helps non-Christian students desiring to learn more about Christianity, granted the following interview to L'Osservatore Romano on the current Muslim-Catholic relations in Africa, in the context of the Second African Synod to be celebrated in October 2009. AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION HUMAN DEVELOPMENT COLONIALISM MIGRATION TRIBALISM PRIESTS

148. Christ and Church - zchad.htm - The Church in Chad: Between Suffering and Hope
ZENIT

For more than five centuries the African continent has been a land of evangelization. One witness of apostolic experience in sub-Saharan Africa is the Comboni Missionary Bishop Michele Russo, 66, who has worked in Chad for 35 years and has been bishop of Doba for 22. ZENIT spoke with him during a recent visit to Rome. MUSLIMS PROTESTANTS SAINTS OIL AIDS EDUCATION

149. Christ and Church - zchrchinengl.htm - The Church in England Today: an Overview
ZENIT

Bishop John Arnold is auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Westminster, England, and titular bishop of Lindisfarne. Recently in Rome to preside over the diaconate ordinations for seminarians of the Venerable English College, the bishop sat down with ZENIT and spoke about the Catholic Church in England, and the pastoral concerns within the Archdiocese of Westminster. SAME-SEX MARRIAGE VOCATIONS SEMINARY YEAR OF FAITH OLYMPIC GAMES

150. Christ and Church - znorwch.htm - The Church in Norway: Explosive Growth, Long Distances
ZENIT

How does the Church live and survive in the less inhabited, mostly Protestant countries of northern Europe? ZENIT interviewed Don Sigurd Markussen, co-president of Caritas Norway and currently vice rector at the German priest college Campo Santo Teutonico in the Vatican, about the situation of the Catholic Church in his country, Norway. EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN IMMIGRANTS SECULARISM YEAR OF FAITH

151. Christ and Church - pontifyrbk13.htm - The Church Present and Active in the World
LOR

The Pontifical Yearbook 2013 was presented to the Holy Father on Monday morning, 13 May 2013, by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretariat of State, and by Archbishop Angelo Becciu, Substitute for General Affairs. The book publishes various changes that concern the life of the Catholic Church in the world during 2012 and until Pope Francis' election. EUROPE AMERICAS AFRICA ASIA OCEANIA BISHOPS PRIESTS PERMANENT DEACONS PROFESSED RELIGIOUS

152. Christ and Church - FR87101.TXT - The Church Resplendent in Christ
Fr. Edward Berbusse

In this beautiful essay on the mystery of the Church, Fr. Edward Berbusse, SJ probes the profound teaching of Vatican II's Lumen Gentium and shows how this document is grounded in Catholic Tradition. In so doing, he reveals the unique position of the See of Peter and its essential role in the service of unitas as willed by Christ. From Faith & Reason, Spring 1987.

153. Christ and Church - FR87101.ZIP - The Church Resplendent in Christ
Fr. Edward Berbusse

In this beautiful essay on the mystery of the Church, Fr. Edward Berbusse, SJ probes the profound teaching of Vatican II's Lumen Gentium and shows how this document is grounded in Catholic Tradition. In so doing, he reveals the unique position of the See of Peter and its essential role in the service of unitas as willed by Christ. From Faith & Reason, Spring 1987.

154. Christ and Church - zaddab.htm - The Church That Calls the Pope Grandfather
ZENIT

Ethiopia maintains its Christian majority, though only 1% are Catholic. Still, the Church has an important value to transmit to the universal Church, according to the archbishop of Addis Ababa. Archbishop Berhaneyesus Souraphie spoke with the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need. ST PHILIP ISLAM MOHAMMED MATEB CROSS POVERTY SOCIAL SERVICES

155. Christ and Church - zcubawel.htm - The Cuba That Will Welcome Benedict XVI
ZENIT

Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, archbishop of Havana, Cuba, was in a front row of St. Peter's basilica when Benedict XVI announced his second visit to Latin America, in particular to Mexico and Cuba. Who better than a cardinal can understand what Benedict XVI's visit will signify? The cardinal spoke with ZENIT about what the Holy Father will find in Cuba. PRIESTS VIRGIN OF CHARITY NEW EVANGELIZATION COBRE CONSUMERISM JOHN PAUL II BLESSING ATHEISM

156. Christ and Church - FAUSTINA.TXT - The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion
Marian Helpers

Short story of Sr. Faustina, the Polish nun to whom Christ appeared. Also includes the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Divine Mercy Novena.

157. Christ and Church - DOUBLE.TXT - The Double Consciousness of Christ
Bertrand de Margerie

In this article, the internationally renowned French theologian Bertrand de Margerie, SJ examines what has become one of the hotly disputed questions in contemporary theological debate. With calm reasoning and discernment, Fr. de Margerie sets forth the Church's teaching concerning the divine and human consciousness of our Lord. From Faith & Reason, Spring 1987. DE MARGERIE CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS HUMAN DIVINE MAGISTERIUM FAITH & REASON

158. Christ and Church - epiphseen.htm - The Epiphany of the Lord
Mark Hargreaves, OSB

Mark Hargreaves, Monk of Prinknash Abbey, Gloucester, England, and Procurator General of the Subiaco Benedictine Congregation, Rome, reflects on the manifold liturgical and folkloric customs observed throughout the world in honor of the Feast of the Epiphany. OCTAVE NATIVITY MAGI GENTILES CANA BAPTISM STAR

159. Christ and Church - anuluspisc.htm - The Fisherman's Ring
Mar Joseph Kallarangatt

Mar Joseph, Bishop of Palai, explains the meaning and symbolism of the Fisherman's Ring, worn by the Pope. It signifies the unique relationship between the Successor of Peter and Jesus Christ. SIGNET RING KEYS OF THE KINGDOM FISHERS OF MEN NET

160. Christ and Church - zfranceffct.htm - The Francis Effect
Luis Montesano

ZENIT presents a reflection by Luis Montesano, a fourth-year seminarian in Buenos Aires, on the impact of Cardinal Bergoglio's election as Pope, on Argentina and on himself. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA JESUITS ST JOSEPH

161. Christ and Church - harvestproj.htm - The Harvest Project: Bringing in the Sheaves of Ecumenism
Bishop Brian Farrell, L.C.

Bishop Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, assesses recent progress in the ecumenical effort to restore Christian unity. The Bishop's assessment is based on the Harvest Project, a study of documents produced by the various dialogues between the Catholic Church and other Churches and Ecclesial Bodies. ORTHODOX LUTHERAN METHODIST REFORMED JUSTIFICATION MAGISTERIUM

162. Christ and Church - WHOLCHRI.TXT - The Holy Eucharist Is the Whole Christ
Fr. John Hardon

An excellent article by Fr. John Hardon, S.J. from Soul Magazine on the mystery of Christ's presence in the Holy Eucharist. HARDON EUCHARIST CHRIST REAL PRESENCE

163. Christ and Church - CEHOLYNA.TXT - The Holy Name of Jesus Christ
Catholic Encyclopedia

A consideration of the two words which compose the Sacred Name.

164. Christ and Church - HUMAN.TXT - The Humanity of Christ
Romano Guardini

Published in 1964 by Pantheon Books. A scholarly study of the psychology of Christ. GUARDINI HISTORICAL CHRIST PSYCHOLOGY

165. Christ and Church - HUMAN.ZIP - The Humanity of Christ
Romano Guardini

Published in 1964 by Pantheon Books. A scholarly study of the psychology of Christ. GUARDINI HISTORICAL CHRIST PSYCHOLOGY

166. Christ and Church - CEINCARN.TXT - The Incarnation
Catholic Encyclopedia

I. The Fact of the Incarnation II. The Nature of the Incarnation III. Effects of the Incarnation HYPOSTATIC UNION NESTORIANISM MONOPHYSITISM MONOTHELITISM CATHOLICISM

167. Christ and Church - CEINCARN.ZIP - The Incarnation
Catholic Encyclopedia

I. The Fact of the Incarnation II. The Nature of the Incarnation III. Effects of the Incarnation HYPOSTATIC UNION NESTORIANISM MONOPHYSITISM MONOTHELITISM CATHOLICISM

168. Christ and Church - prague.htm - The Infant Jesus of Prague
Ann Ball

Explains the history of the devotion to the Infant Jesus of Prague. Excerpted from 'A Handbook of Catholic Sacramentals' published by Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division. BALL JESUS PRAGUE STATUE INFANT

169. Christ and Church - JESUIT.TXT - The Jesuits
Alban Goodier

Published in 1930 by The Macmillan Company. This book by Bishop Alban Goodier shows that, while St. Ignatius' first idea had little to do with the Protestant Reformation, the kind of Order he founded was, in the designs of Providence, the kind of body to cope most efficiently with it. GOODIER REFORMATION PROTESTANT JESUIT SOCIETY OF JESUS IGNATIUS

170. Christ and Church - JESUIT.ZIP - The Jesuits
Alban Goodier

Published in 1930 by The Macmillan Company. This book by Bishop Alban Goodier shows that, while St. Ignatius' first idea had little to do with the Protestant Reformation, the kind of Order he founded was, in the designs of Providence, the kind of body to cope most efficiently with it. GOODIER REFORMATION PROTESTANT JESUIT SOCIETY OF JESUS IGNATIUS

171. Christ and Church - zjoychina.htm - The Joys of China
Mark Miravalle

In this 3-part article from ZENIT, Mark Miravalle, professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, recounts his experience of Catholics in both the Patriotic Association and the underground Church in China. MORAL COMPROMISE SUFFERING COREDEMPTION PATRIOTIC ASSOCIATION UNITY SEMINARY SEMINARIANS COMMUNISTS VOCATIONS

172. Christ and Church - zroadegypt.htm - The Long Road of Change for Egypt
ZENIT

Following the revolution that brought down the Mubarek regime, a new attitude of hope has taken root among Christians in Egypt, says Bishop Youhannes Zakaria, the Catholic Coptic bishop of Luxor, in a three-part interview with ZENIT. ISLAM COPTS MUSLIMS JIZYA EMIGRATION ORTHODOX FOREIGN PROTECTION

173. Christ and Church - zmngsxmas.htm - The Many Meanings of Christmas
ZENIT

Has the birth of the Child Jesus truly changed the history of humanity? Why do we measure time based on that event in Bethlehem? To answer these and other questions, ZENIT spoke with Father Pietro Messa, president of the Higher School of Medieval and Franciscan Studies of Rome's Antonianum Pontifical University. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PILGRIMAGES SAVIOR MESSIAH RATIONALISM FIDEISM MUSLIMS

174. Christ and Church - NATIVITY.TXT - The Nativity of Christ, or Christmas Day
Rev. Alban Butler

December 25 -- The birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

175. Christ and Church - NATIVITY.ZIP - The Nativity of Christ, or Christmas Day
Rev. Alban Butler

December 25 -- The birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

176. Christ and Church - newevangafric.htm - The New Evangelization and the Church in Africa
Bishop Barthélemy Adoukonou

Bishop Adoukonou, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, explains the need for missionaries of the New Evangelization to receive intercultural training, preparing them to allow those of other cultures the time and freedom to understand. MISSION APOSTASY COLONIALISM SLAVERY EURO-CENTRISM

177. Christ and Church - CONCLAVE.TXT - The Next Conclave
J. Michael Miller

An examination of the current norms for choosing a new Pope (1996). Procedures for papal elections were changed by Paul VI in 1975 and John Paul II in 1996. This article was taken from the November 1996 issue of Crisis magazine.

178. Christ and Church - zpopebraz.htm - The Pope in Brazil
Father John Flynn

During his first trip to the Americas (9-14 May 2007), Benedict XVI addressed many important themes in his discourses and homilies. "Some of them were directed more toward Brazil, but many of the points raised had implications for the Church as a whole." Father Flynn, as reported in ZENIT, makes a survey of these themes. EVANGELIZATION MISSIONARY SECULARISM RELATIVISM BISHOPS PRE-COLUMBIAN CULTURES GLOBALIZATION

179. Christ and Church - burkef1.htm - The Pope's Radical Call to the New Evangelization
Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke

Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Sacred Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, brings into focus the message of Pope Francis' pontificate. Despite the misinterpretations of the secular media, the Holy Father upholds the Church's traditional moral teaching, asking only that it be put in the context of Christ's call to life in Him. ABORTION EUTHANASIA HOMOSEXUALITY CONTRACEPTION ATHEISM NATURAL MORAL LAW REPENTANCE CROSS

180. Christ and Church - bertoneb16.htm - The Priority of Making God Present
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

On Friday, 28 August 2009, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, went to L'Aquila in the Abruzzi Region of Central Italy to preside at Mass and open the Holy Door at the traditional ceremony for the Celestine Pardon. The following are excerpts from an exclusive interview, regarding the pontificate of Benedict XVI, that Cardinal Bertone granted L'Osservatore Romano prior to his visit to L'Aquila. CELESTINE V POOR VATICAN II YEAR FOR PRIESTS

181. Christ and Church - FIRSTFRI.TXT - The Revelation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Paral-le-Monial, France
George Pollard

Sketch of the apparitions of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary, includes His request for the First Friday devotions.

182. Christ and Church - sourchrchar.htm - The Source of Christian Charity
Cardinal Robert Sarah

The Annual Gathering of Catholic Charities USA took place from 30 September to 2 October 2012 in Saint Louis, Missouri. At the gathering, Cardinal Robert Sarah, President of the Pontifical Council for "Cor Unum," spoke on what makes Christian charity Christian. POOR LOVE FAITH DEUS CARITAS EST PRAYER DIAKONIA SAINTS

183. Christ and Church - ztrueJesus.htm - The True Jesus of the Gospels
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M Cap.

Here is a translation of the Italian-language commentary by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, on the book "Inchiesta su Gesù" (An Investigation on Jesus) by Corrado Augias and Mauro Pesce. Father Cantalamessa disposes of heterodox arguments, popular in the media, against orthodox Christology. APOCRYPHA GOSPEL OF THOMAS GNOSTICISM JEWS EUCHARIST PAGANS PILATE SANHEDRIN ANTI-SEMITISM PAUL VIRGIN BIRTH RESURRECTION

184. Christ and Church - zcant3adv12.htm - Third Advent Sermon 2012
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

His third and last Advent sermon for 2012 was given on 21 December, in the presence of Benedict XVI and members of the curia, by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the pontifical household. The topic this sermon was evangelization and “the joy of encountering Christ.” REJOICE CHRISTMAS ESCHATOLOGY INFANCY NARRATIVES REMEMBRANCE PRESENCE PAIN

185. Christ and Church - faceofGod.htm - Those Who See the Face of God
LOR

L'Osservatore Romano describes the spirituality of the Association, Opus Sanctorum Angelorum (Work of the Holy Angels), whose statutes were recently approved by the Holy See. The Association's devotion to the holy Angels is expressed in a reliance on their assistance "in following Christ with expiating charity for the sanctification and salvation of souls, and especially for priests." OPUS ANGELORUM GABRIELE BITTERLICH PASSION WORD OF GOD GUARDIAN ANGELS

186. Christ and Church - FORMATIO.HTM - Till Christ Be Formed
Rev. James Tolhurst

In this article from 1978, Fr Tolhurst, then Spiritual Director in the English College, Valladolid, Spain, urges a more radical approach to the spiritual training and formation of students for the priesthood, meaning a return to the genuine "roots" of Christian Formation, based upon discipleship of Christ our Master. LEGALISM DISCIPLINE SEMINARY PERSONALITY

187. Christ and Church - PROTRUTH.TXT - To Propose the Truth: The Catholic Moment Requires Five Transformations
Richard John Neuhaus

The premier responsibility for the Christian mission rests with the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church offers the word of truth and hope for America and for the world. Fr. Neuhaus suggests five transformations of pressing urgency that Christians must go though if we are to in turn transform the world. This article was taken from the April 1994 issue of Crisis Magazine and was provided by Antonio Badilla

188. Christ and Church - 15006B.TXT - Tradition and Living Magisterium
Catholic Encyclopedia

The following points are treated: I. The existence of Divine traditions not contained in Holy Scripture, and the Divine institution of the living magisterium to defend and transmit revealed truth and the prerogative of this magisterium; II. The relation of Scripture to the living magisterium, and of the living magisterium to Scripture; III. The proper mode of existence of revealed truth in the mind of the Church and the way to recognize this truth; IV. The organization and exercise of the living magisterium; its precise rôle in the defence and transmission of revealed truth; its limits, and modes of action; V. The identity of revealed truth in the varieties of formulas, systematization, and dogmatic development; the identity of faith in the Church and through the variations of theology.

189. Christ and Church - 15006B.ZIP - Tradition and Living Magisterium
Catholic Encyclopedia

The following points are treated: I. The existence of Divine traditions not contained in Holy Scripture, and the Divine institution of the living magisterium to defend and transmit revealed truth and the prerogative of this magisterium; II. The relation of Scripture to the living magisterium, and of the living magisterium to Scripture; III. The proper mode of existence of revealed truth in the mind of the Church and the way to recognize this truth; IV. The organization and exercise of the living magisterium; its precise rôle in the defence and transmission of revealed truth; its limits, and modes of action; V. The identity of revealed truth in the varieties of formulas, systematization, and dogmatic development; the identity of faith in the Church and through the variations of theology.

190. Christ and Church - zukexcom.htm - UK Bishops on Lifting of Excommunications
ZENIT

This is an explanation prepared by the episcopal conference of England and Wales on the lifting of the excommunication of the four bishops of the Society of St. Pius X. LATAE SENTENTIAE LEFEBVRE CANONS COMMUNION

191. Christ and Church - zukrsovemp.htm - Ukraine: The Mother of God Destroyed the Soviet Empire
ZENIT

Marie-Pauline Meyer interviewed Major-Archbishop Swiatoslav Schevchuk, Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine for the weekly program “Where God Weeps,” in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need. The Archbishop spoke of the difficulties of living under Communism. ATHEISM PRIESTS SEMINARY PERSECUTION SECULARISM EUCHARIST LITURGY

192. Christ and Church - paradoxlove.htm - Unveiling the Paradox of Christ's Love
Tania Mann

Christ's coming to us as a little Child is reflected on, with the observation that only as we become childlike ourselves does the wonder become manifest. NATIVITY SCENE ST FRANCIS HUMILITY EINSTEIN AQUINAS ADVENT BENEDICT XVI

193. Christ and Church - zvietmart.htm - Vietnam's Story of Corruption and Martyrdom
ZENIT

Religious freedom is perhaps growing in Vietnam, but it depends on the caprices of the government. Father Bernardo Cervellera, the director of AsiaNews, explained this in an interview with the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need. COMMUNISTS ANTI-CATHOLICISM MARTYRS NGUYEN VAN THUAN

194. Christ and Church - WHATHNK.HTM - What Think You of Christ?
Rev. Donald Wuerl

A three-part article from 1978, by Fr Wuerl (now Bishop of Pittsburgh), on how the Church's teaching on Jesus Christ was refined over the first 400 years in response to various heresies. MESSIAH TRINITY DOCETISM GNOSTICISM ARIANISM HOMOOUSION APOLLINARIANISM THEOTOKOS NESTORIANISM

195. Christ and Church - zcathome.htm - What's Bringing So Many Catholics Home?
ZENIT

Beginning with his own conversion, Tom Peterson, an American former advertizing executive, has been the instrument by which the Holy Spirit has multiplied conversions around the world, bringing hundreds of thousands of fallen-away Catholics, and even non-Catholics, home to Rome. ZENIT spoke to Peterson about his apostolate in the New Evangelization during his recent visit to Rome. CATHOLICS COME HOME

196. Christ and Church - zcharconv.htm - Where Charity Brings Converts in the Thousands
ZENIT

When George Palliparampil, today the bishop of Miao, started ministering in the northeast corner of India, his missionary work was illegal and he had to endure police interrogation. Today over 40% of the approximately 900,000 inhabitants of Arunachal Pradesh are Catholics and their number is growing rapidly. The 56-year-old bishop spoke with with the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need. EVANGELIZATION ANIMISM CULTURE

197. Christ and Church - zchrchgrwth.htm - Where the Church's Growth Is Fastest
ZENIT

The northeast corner of India is the place where the Catholic Church has grown most over the past 30 years, with an average of about 10,000 adult baptisms every year. Mark Riedemann for Where God Weeps in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need spoke with a bishop from the region, John Thomas Kattrukudiyil of Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. EVIL SPIRITS CONVERSION EDUCATIONS BAPTISTS

198. Christ and Church - natcath.htm - Why Are Natives Such Good Catholics
Alexander J. MacDonald

A Seminarian of the Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, resident at the Venerable English College, Rome, explains why the Mi'kmaq, an indigenous people of the Maritime provinces on Canada's Atlantic coast, have taken so well to Catholicism. CREATOR CREATION

199. Christ and Church - jewsf1.htm - With Francis' Friendship
Norbert Hofmann

Norbert Hofmann, Secretary of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, relates the friendship of Archbishop Bergoglio with the Jewish leadership in Buenos Aires to his ongoing efforts to unite, on an international level, the Jewish community and the Catholic Church in a joint witness to the dignity of men and women as created in the image of God. DIALOGUE CHARITIES ELDER BROTHERS NOSTRA AETATE DECALOGUE ANTI-SEMITISM PERSECUTION JUDAISM

200. Christ and Church - ORTURKEY.HTM - Witness to an Intense Spirituality
Egidio Picucci

The long historical presence of Christians in Turkey (ancient Asia Minor) is explored.

201. Christ and Church - philippwomen.htm - Women in the Mission of the Church in the Philippines
ZENIT

Nicola Gori for ZENIT interviews Archbishop José S. Palma, Vice-President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, the only country in the Far East with a Christian majority. MUSLIMS LAITY ABORTION EUTHANASIA MISSIONARY EMIGRANTS SCHOOLS

202. Christ and Church - SIPCRADL.HTM - Wood of the Cradle, Wood of the Cross
Caryll Houselander

This reflection on the Infant of Bethlehem is taken from Caryll Houselander's book Wood of the Cradle, Wood of the Cross. ADVENT CHRISTMAS NATIVITY MANGER CRECHE JESUS CHRIST CHILD