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To Nurture Unity, Bring Back the Angelus

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church bells

“For a few moments, after the bells rang, they stopped, put down their tools, stood and prayed.”

Melissa Musick on how most of our problems are not legislative or technological. Read it here: To Nurture Unity, Bring Back the Angelus. Want to be connected to others praying The Angelus? Download the 3D Catholic app.

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Stanley Hauerwas on Reformation Sunday

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Stanley Hauerwas

The Protestant theologian Stanley Hauerwas reflects on Reformation Sunday, “Reformation names the disunity in which we currently stand. We who remain in the Protestant tradition want to say that Reformation was a success. But when we make Reformation a success, it only ends up killing us.” Read the whole thing in Called to Communion here: Stanley Hauerwas on Reformation Sunday. And watch a video after the jump:

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Misc: Pope Benedict moves to quash anti-Francis backlash

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Pope Francis and Pope Benedict

Despite the efforts of those who prefer a narrative of disunity, John Allen writes for The Boston Globe that Pope Benedict‘s public gestures and private remarks make it clear that he supports and is loyal to the new Pope Francis. What a mensch. Read it here: Pope Benedict moves to quash anti-Francis backlash

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Coptic Pope stresses urgency of Christian unity at Vatican

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Two Popes Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday. The two Popes stressed the need for Christian unity, ecumenical dialogue, and reconciliation. The increasing secterian violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt weighed heavily on both men.  Pope Francis quoted St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians saying, “If one member suffers, all suffer together, if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” Read the article from Catholic News Agency here: Pope stresses urgency of Christian unity at Vatican.  For more, read Pope Francis’ remarks on Vatican RadioPope Francis Welcomes Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros.

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