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BIBLICAL ROOTS OF CATHOLIC TEACHING

Committing ourselves afresh to the journey towards freedom

Today the Catholic Church celebrates Ash Wednesday and the beginning of a fresh season of Lent, in preparation for the remembrance of Jesus’ Passion and the celebration of his Resurrection at Easter. Holy Week & Easter remind us of the great love of God, seen in Jesus’ birth, suffering, death and resurrection for us –

BIBLICAL ROOTS OF CATHOLIC TEACHING

What is the biblical root of ‘catechism’?

In Luke 1:4, we read Luke writing to Theophilus “it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the truth concerning the things of which you have been informed (kat­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ēcheō).” Kat­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ēcheō (Greek.): means to “instruct”

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Partnerships – A core value of ‘Kerygma’

Kerygma was asked to help train Catholics to evangelise during the London Olympics. The Joshua Camp – a gathering of Catholics who came to London to evangelise during the Olympics there, was part of an overall strategy of Christians from many traditions, evangelising together at the Olympics. One of Kerygma’s core values is ‘Partnership’. We

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A Journey of Prayer over the next eight days

For the eight days of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021, ‘The Monastic Community of Grandchamp’ have proposed a journey of prayer: Day 1: Called by God: “You did not choose me but I chose you” (Jn. 15:16a) Day 2: Maturing internally: “Abide in me as I abide in you” (Jn. 15:4a)

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Intro to the theme for the ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021’ – part 2

Abiding in Christ, the source of all love, the fruit of communion grows Communion with Christ demands communion with others. Dorotheus of Gaza, a monk in Palestine in the 6th century, expressed this in the following way: Imagine a circle drawn on the ground, that is, a line drawn in a circle with a compass,

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Intro to the theme for the ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021’ – part 1

To abide in God’s love is to be reconciled with oneself The French words for monk and nun (moine/moniale) come from the Greek μόνος which means alone and one. Our hearts, bodies and minds, far from being one, are often scattered, being pulled in several directions. The monk or nun desires to be one in

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The Monastic Community of Grandchamp

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the church and the human family. In

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

The week of Jan.18th-25th every year has been designated by many Christian churches as the ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’, when we pray along with Jesus in John 17, that we will be one, as the Father & He are one. The work of building unity between Catholics and other Christians can be a

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Growing in the love of God leads to relational unity

Picture a comic strip where Mom and Dad go out for the evening and leave their oldest child in charge of the younger ones. As they walk out the door, the kids smile pleasantly and wave goodbye. But the minute the door closes, the children start fighting with each other and tearing the house apart.

BIBLICAL ROOTS OF CATHOLIC TEACHING

Mary, Mother of God

Some Christians struggle with the titles that the Catholic Church has given to Mary. This article seeks to bring understanding about where the Catholic Church is coming from, by explaining what one such title means and its roots in the Bible. Mary, Mother of God  Today (Jan.1st), the Catholic Church celebrates the ‘Solemnity of Mary,