The cause that most concerned her in her prayers was the return of the papacy
While some of the earlier chapters are maybe more detailed than they need to be, and while Collins' personal perspective leads him to focus on some things more than others (modernism, in particular), this is a capable survey of changes in the papacy
. It will change no minds about where we currently stand, whether those minds are more progressive or more traditional.
"By and large, radical changes of structure are not the province of consensus liberals but of self-confident conservatives," writes the nun Gemma Simmonds in Thinking Faith, the online journal of the British Jesuits, "and the announcement of his resignation from the papacy
is nothing if not radical.
Upon the death of Boniface in 1404, some hopes for a resolution to the schism emerged when the cardinals in Rome offered not to name a new pope immediately if Benedict would resign and give up the Avignon faction's claims on the papacy
. When Benedict and his representatives refused, the Roman Cardinals named Pope Innocent VII as the new pope in Rome.
This re-reception of Vatican I's papal dogma, which clarifies what constitutes the unchanging fundamentals of this Catholic dogma from the changeable historical expressions on the papacy
, would assist contemporary Catholic rethinking of the Petrine ministry toward a more inclusive ecumenical ecclesiology.
"The Christian East & The Rise of the Papacy
: The Church AD 1071-1453" is the fourth volume of the acclaimed 'The Church in History' series, and covers such topics as the reformation of the papacy
, the crusades, scholasticism and it's impacts on the Eastern Orthodox church.
Combined, these essays offer readers a multidisciplinary perspective on the history of the papacy
during the Renaissance as represented in the research of senior as well as junior European and Anglo-American scholars.
The Winnipeg Statement was an obscene gesture against the papacy
, which the papacy
itself, it must be admitted, failed to punish.
John's University, states: "The present work seeks neither to prosecute the papacy
nor to provide an apologia for its policies on Jews, neither to denigrate nor to defend its response to the antisemitism of the fascist regimes of the twentieth century.
A theologically trained correspondent, Fischer proves himself to be an ideal biographer of the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church as he presents the history of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger for three decades, culminating in his being elevated to the Papacy
, facing the problems and opportunities for the Catholic Church in the 21st Century.
Each chapter begins with a Bible verse, the interpretation of which has shaped a significant Christian event: monasticism, the papacy
, Bernard and the Song of Songs, Luther, Anabaptists and the peace tradition, the African American experience, Pentecostalism, and women's ordination.
CARDINAL Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, leader of the Catholic church in England and Wales, said Pope John Paul II's greatest achievement was the way he had turned the papacy
into a moral voice not just for Christians, but for people across the world.