Rebuilding the Church Pope Francis and After

The “Pope in coma” had brought the Latin Church a long way. And now what are
the contours of the Church after the decision of the bishops to continue with
active administration of their dioceses and the strongly emerging role of laity and
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Rebuilding the Church  Pope Francis and After

The unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI followed by the election of Pope Francis of quite a different mould has introduced into the Church not more theological discourse, but signifi cant theological action – a constant preaching, where words are used only when necessary. This book presents four essays starting with an imaginary trajectory of the Church during the next hundred years – where a new style of leadership in the church renews its strength and vigour by co-opting competent and committed laity. Will this dream ever be realized? The contention of the author is that it can, because his dreams are consonant with the doctrinal heritage of the Catholic Church, as he indicates in the notes. His prayer and wish is that it becomes a reality. The second essay suggests a pastoral approach that could pave the way to facilitate the emergence of such a situation. The third essay is a theological elaboration of the place of the teaching authority of the church. The fourth essay is a short article which indicates that change has taken place and will continue to take place in the Church.

Church and State after the Dreyfus Affair

Furthermore, the income and presbytery he had enjoyed in his former parish
would have been lost to the Church on his ... This was shown after the Separation
, when the Church was extremely slow to make use of its new-found freedom.

Church and State after the Dreyfus Affair


An Apology for the Church of England

practice of the Primitive Church, after the death of the Apostles; and, therefore, St.
Ignatius, (who was contemporary with the Apostles,) in reference to this
Apostolical Succession, and the triple imparity of Clergy in the Christian Church,
writes, ...

An Apology for the Church of England


Prophetic Events

After some years of my Christianity, I felt the need to dig deep in the Holy Scriptures, especially the books of Revelation and Daniel, books that were so difficult for me to understand and interpret.

Prophetic Events

It is through a dream that God revealed to me about the second coming of Jesus. In that dream, I saw Jesus coming down, shining like the sun, and said: I come to take away my followers and to punish those who do not trust me! That time, we started to kneel and pray. But Jesus has spoken loudly: "the time of praying is over, go in eternal punishment." My calling started at that time, as it sounded like an awful event. I feared the eternal punishment that I chose to follow Jesus. After some years of my Christianity, I felt the need to dig deep in the Holy Scriptures, especially the books of Revelation and Daniel, books that were so difficult for me to understand and interpret. I was used to getting close to pastors who would explain to me what those scriptures of the book of Revelation mean! Then, they answered me that I could not know about it. Now, I am sharing what has been revealed to me.

The Church catechism illustrated in a series of scriptural examinations on its various doctrines by J Dixon

What further account have we of the order of the Church after the death of the
Apostles ? We learn from the writings of men who lived in the times of the
apostles , Clement , afterwards Bishop of Rome , who is mentioned in Phil . iv , 3 ;
Polycarp ...

The Church catechism illustrated  in a series of scriptural examinations  on its various doctrines  by J  Dixon


The Church of England C 1689 c 1833

Church,. the. societies. and. the. moral. revolution of 1688. John. Spurr. 'It is not
surprising', writes D. W. R. Bahlman, “to find a movement for the reformation of
manners starting in the Church immediately after the revolution [of 1688].

The Church of England C 1689 c 1833

After decades of neglect there has been a resurgence of interest in the history of the Church of England in 'the long eighteenth century'. This volume of essays brings together the fruits of some of this research. Most of the essays have been written, not by traditional ecclesiastical historians, but by political, social and cultural historians, a fact which reflects the diversity of approaches to the study of the Church of England in the eighteenth century. As a whole, the volume demonstrates that religion and the Church can no longer be regarded as a discrete subject in the history of eighteenth-century England, but are central to a full understanding of its life and thought.

The Orthodoxy of the Church

2:1-7 The church in Ephesus is prophetic concerning the condition of the first
stage of the church after the apostles. The apostolic age was ... After A.D. 96 the
apostolic age apparently was over, and many wrong things began to creep in.
Since ...

The Orthodoxy of the Church