Archive for June 2011

Kallistos Ware: Orthodox & Catholic Union

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Yesterday, June 29, was the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. In recent years it has become a custom for the Pope and the Patriarch of Constantinople to exchange official delegations on the patronal feasts of their respective sees. In this year likewise, the Orthodox sent a delegation to Rome for the feast of Sts. […]

Michael Horton on Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life”

Jun 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Recently Michael Horton reviewed Terrence Malick’s film The Tree of Life. Michael is the editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation, co-host of the White Horse Inn radio program, the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California, and one of the most well-known and well-respected Reformed figures today. For this reason, when […]

US Ordinariate Could Welcome 100 Priests, 2,000 Laypersons

Jun 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

As many as 100 U.S. Anglican priests and 2,000 laypeople could be the first members of a U.S. personal ordinariate for former Anglicans who want to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington reported to his fellow bishops June 15. Read the whole story here.

Calvin, Trent, and the Vulgate: Misinterpreting the Fourth Session

Jun 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

*Update* I have made finding my responses to critics easier by linking to them at the end of the post. When I first began to take interest in theology, and in Reformed theology in particular, during college, I learned the story of how the Catholic Church closed herself off to serious study of the Holy […]

Seven Sacraments and the Westminster Confession of Faith

Jun 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In Chapter XXVII of the Westminster Confession, we read the following: IV. There are only two sacraments ordained by Christ our Lord in the Gospel; that is to say, Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord: neither of which may be dispensed by any, but by a minister of the Word lawfully ordained. This statement […]

MD Episcopal Parish to Enter Catholic Church

Jun 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

The small congregation of St. Luke’s Episcopal parish in Bladensburg, Maryland will join the Catholic Church through the Anglican ordinariate structure created by Pope Benedict XVI. Read the whole story here.

Reflections – Graduating Catholic from a Reformed Seminary

Jun 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

I would like to thank Dr. David Anders for encouraging me to write this post. I would not have had the idea on my own, but I am hopeful that it can now serve as a way for me to thank the faculty of RTS in Washington D.C. and encourage future dialogue between the Reformed and […]

54 Anglican Clergy to be Received into the Catholic Church

Jun 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

The first of a series of ordinations are set to take place, which will see former Anglican clergy defect from the Church of England and become Roman Catholic priests, on Saturday. Read the whole story here.

St. Optatus on Schism and the Bishop of Rome

Jun 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

June 4 is the feast of St. Optatus, a fourth-century bishop of Milevis, in Numidia, about ten miles from the Mediterranean Sea on the coast of northern Africa in what is now Algeria. He was a convert to the Catholic faith, and an African by birth, according to St. Jerome. He died around AD 385, […]

New Ordinariate Possible for Toronto

Jun 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

Archbishop Thomas Colllins of Toronto plans to set up an ordinariate for Anglicans who wish to enter the Catholic Church, and hopes to have the first parish operating by the end of this year. Read the whole story here.