Archive for December 2011

Doors Open for Anglicans to Re-Join the Church

Dec 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

New Year’s Day ushers in a new era for Roman Catholics and members of the Anglican Church who will have the opportunity to enter into “corporate reunion” with the Holy See. Read the whole story here.

Hundreds of Anglicans Expected to Become Catholic

Dec 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

At least 20 clergy and several hundred of their parishioners are already lined up to join the Ordinariate, the new structure set up by the Pope a year ago that allows them to remain some of their Anglican heritage while entering into full communion with the Holy See. But many more members of the Anglo-Catholic […]

Christian Unity and Life

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

Next month Christians worldwide will observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from January 18 to 25. Since unity between Catholics and Reformed Christians is the particular focus of this site, we too will partake and encourage participation in this week of prayer that Christ’s John 17 prayer for our unity will be fulfilled […]

Book Review: The Church and New Media by Brandon Vogt

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

I’ll be honest; The Church and New Media isn’t the sort of book I’d normally buy. But per chance, I ended up with a copy and decided to read it. This had nothing to do with the fact that CTC’s own, Dr. Taylor Marshall, is a contributor. But that alone should be enough to encourage […]

SSPX Response to Preamble Surprises Vatican

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

Last week the SSPX submitted a response to the “Doctrinal Preamble” that was presented to the traditionalist group in September as the possible basis for a reconciliation with the Holy See. The document allowed for some amendment or clarification, but the Vatican made it clear that the SSPX would be expected to accept the essence […]

When “Less” is NOT “More”

Dec 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

A priest friend of mine recently remarked to me, “Whenever the Christian faith is allowed to be reduced, the Catholic faith will lose out to Protestantism, for the simple fact that Protestantism began as a reduction.” My friend went on to add, “Now some might still become Catholic, but not for the most important reason: the […]

Seeing Him Just as He is: The Beatific Vision

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

When seeking to attain an end, one must keep that end in one’s mind and heart, and ensure that one’s understanding of it is as accurate as possible, to ensure attaining that end. That is no less true in the Christian life, which has heaven as its end. But what is heaven? Is it a […]

Congratulations to Taylor Marshall, Ph.D.

Dec 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Like our readers, the writers at Called to Communion have many calls to answer and are in some cases extraordinarily busy in our personal lives. We are so grateful for the opportunity, in this forum, to share our faith in Christ and his Church, to engage in ecumenical dialogue with our separated brothers and sisters, […]

Lawrence Feingold on Sufficient and Efficacious Grace

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

On November 30, Professor Lawrence Feingold of Ave Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology and author of The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas and his Interpreters and the three volume series The Mystery of Israel and the Church gave a lecture titled “Sufficient and Efficacious Grace” to the Association of Hebrew […]

Underlying Disagreements in ECT Evangelicals’ Objections to the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Last year, immediately preceding this Solemnity, Taylor posted “Mary Without Sin (Scripture and Tradition),” and on the Feast I posted “Mary’s Immaculate Conception, in which I included podcasts of Prof. Lawrence Feingold’s lecture and Q&A on this dogma. Those two posts provide evidence for the Catholic dogma, […]