Another Chart of the Apostles after the New Testament

by Steve Ray on February 13, 2016

I posted a chart a few weeks ago but this one surfaces and since everyone seemed very interested in the previous post, I thought you’d appreciate this one as well. Thanks to the ChurchPop.com websitesite.

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30 Paragraphs that cover a variety of themes. Written on February 11, 2010 by Kathllen Naab

Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, and Pope Francis joyously signed a common declaration today in Havana, following a 2.5 hour meeting between the two.

The 30-paragraph statement covers a variety of themes.

  Here is a quick summary:
Paragraphs 1-3: Notes on their meeting, for which they give thanks and point out that meeting in Cuba, in the New World has had special significance

Paragraphs 4-7: A consideration of Orthodox and Catholic history — a millennium united and a millennium in division, a division that is due to “human weakness and of sin” and despite Christ’s prayer “that they may be one.” A pledge to unite efforts to overcome the divergences

Paragraphs 8-12: Reflections on the sufferings being endured by Christians and others in the Middle East and Africa, and affirmation that the martyrs of our day are “a pledge of the unity of Christians”

Paragraphs 13: Affirmation of the importance of interreligious dialogue and declaration that no crime can be committed in God’s name

Paragraphs 14-16: Notes on increasing threats to religious freedom, and a call to Europe to remember its Christian roots

Paragraphs 17-18: A word about those who suffer injustice: the poor, migrants and refugees

Paragraphs 19-21: A defense of family and marriage, and the inalienable right to life

Paragraphs 22-23: An appeal to youth

Paragraphs 24-27: A note on various tensions between Orthodox and Catholics, including the ideas of proselytism and evangelization, and mention of the problem of “uniatism,” and the conflict in Ukraine

Paragraph 28: Acknowledgment that the world needs a united witness: “Much of the future of humanity will depend on our capacity to give shared witness to the Spirit of truth in these difficult times.”

Paragraphs 29-30: Affirmation of hope in Christ and a prayer that Our Lady will “inspire fraternity in all those who venerate her, so that they may be reunited, in God’s own time, in the peace and harmony of the one people of God, for the glory of the Most Holy and indivisible Trinity!”

On ZENIT’s Web page:
Full text: https://zenit.org/articles/joint-declaration-from-pope-francis-and-patriarch-kirill/

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The LentenMercyChallenge was developed by MyConsecration.org to help others grow closer to Christ during this Year of Mercy through Prayer and Fasting. Take a look below and see if you want to take up the challenge!

Fr. Mitch Pacwa gives a 1.5 minute explanation and challenge. For more info, visit http://www.lentenmercychallenge.org

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The Skull is Talking to Me; Lent is Upon Us!

February 10, 2016

THE SKULL TALKS TO ME EVERY MORNING! It says, “As you are now, I once was; as I am now, you soon shall be — remember your mortality!” No better way to approach Ash Wednesday and 40 days of Lent. Artists have painted St. Jerome with a skull on his desk. Popes were known to keep [...]

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UNESCO Adds the Baptismal Site of Jesus to the World Heritage Sites

February 9, 2016

This is an exciting development which helps establish the authentic baptismal site of Jesus. With the involvement of UNESCO the site will receive protection, funding and recognition. This is the place where the last three popes commemorated the Baptism of Our Lord. Here are some articles about UNESCO’s decision and about the site: Here, here [...]

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Just did a big radio show and told them I’d give info on our pilgrimages, so here it is

February 8, 2016

For our many trips every year to the Holy Land and our other Biblical and Catholic pilgrimages. Here is the cover of the brochure for the Family Holy Land Pilgrimage — the one that my grandkids are going to and Terry Barber with his family as well. Visit www.FootprintsOfGod.com or call Suzanne at 800-727-1999, ext. [...]

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A True Story: The “Hail Mary” of a Protestant is Powerful

February 4, 2016

The “Hail Mary” of a Protestant is powerful!—( A True Story) A little six-year-old Protestant boy had often heard his Catholic companion reciting the prayer ‘Hail Mary.’ He liked it so much that he copied it, memorized it and would recite it every day. ‘Look, Mummy, what a beautiful prayer,’ he said to his mother [...]

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What Happened to the Apostles after the New Testament?

February 2, 2016

 

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Steve Ray on EWTN’s Journey Home this Week

February 2, 2016

              Join Steve Ray and Marcus Grodi this week as Steve returns for the 7th time to discuss his conversion to the Catholic Church. Video now on-line at http://www.ewtn.com/tv/live/journeyhome.asp 

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Augustine’s Comment on Travel; Popes and Saints on Pilgrimages

January 30, 2016

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” –St. Augustine Pope Paul VI referred to the Holy Land as the “5th Gospel” implying that a pilgrimage rounds out and compliments the Scripture for fuller understanding.  “A long procession of people…have gone in search of the ‘footprints’ of God [...]

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A Quick Reply to Question about Cremation and Scattering the Ashes

January 29, 2016

I was asked a question about Catholics, cremation and the scattering of ash. Here is my brief answer: The whole issue of cremation goes back to the Romans. They denied the bodily resurrection so they often burned the body and if they were rich they put the ashes in urns and put them in the [...]

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Plants and Trees of the Bible – What a Fun Show!

January 28, 2016

You may not realize how often plants and trees play a part in Scripture! To understand the land and culture of the Bible is to open your eyes to the whole story of salvation. Recently I did a fun show on Relevant Radio about the Trees & Plants in the Bible. Hope you enjoy it. [...]

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St. Thomas Aquinas on Mohammad and Islam

January 26, 2016

St. Thomas Aquinas’ Teaching Against the Infidel Mohammed, The Prince of Theologians, St. Thomas Aquinas “He (Mohammed) seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh urges us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In [...]

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Bravo Franklin Graham! “Islam and Christianity Clearly Do NOT Worship the Same God!”

January 26, 2016

I applaud Graham for being “politically incorrect” in stating what seems to be the obvious. The two conceptions of God are drastically at odds. The few similarities are far overshadowed by the drastic differences. The Judeo-Christian God is viewed as a “father” whereas the Muslim god is primarily “master”. The Christian God is “love, personal, [...]

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“Was St. Paul a Catholic?” – Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

January 26, 2016

Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live of Friday, January 23, 2016. Click here to listen on-line; for podcast or more listening options click here. 1.  Opened with a discussion of St. Paul life before conversion, his life and radical ministry and the facts and issues surrounding his martyrdom. 2.  In 1 Corinthians St. Paul [...]

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Pilgrimages Selling Out! Check out of Spring Trips

January 26, 2016

-  Sold Out - our Holy Land pilgrimage March 30 – April 8. We will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday in Jerusalem!  Next Holy Land pilgrimages in Sept, Oct and over Christmas. –  NOW less than 10 seats left on our Rome-Assisi Year of Mercy pilgrimage March 7-15. –  Can’t travel during the academic year? That’s OK. [...]

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