Pewsitter News http://www.pewsitter.com/ Pewsitter News en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:55:41 GMT Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:55:41 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss none info@pewsitter.com info@pewsitter.com <![CDATA[ <font size="3">PewSitter NewsBytes</font><br>Live and Let Live, the Holy Unity of Diversity, and Apologizing for the Obstruction ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_178446.php

 

“Live and Let Live. That’s the first step to peace,” Pope Francis said as he listed his ‘ten point plan for happiness’ in Argentina’s ‘Viva’ magazine today. “Giving oneself to others” is also important.  We should, ‘run like a quiet stream’ and we should share Sundays with the family.

Other close-to-the-heart tips included looking after nature, rapidly forgetting the negative, respecting those who think differently, actively seeking peace, and growing the Church by attraction, not proselytizing.

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Pope Francis went to a well-lighted under-construction Pentecostal Church in Caserta today to speak to a group of about 350.  He offered apologies on behalf of the Catholic Church for “brothers and sisters who did not understand and were tempted by the Devil.”

Francis said the diversity of the Church is the work of the Holy Spirit and the “same Spirit creates unity,” so the Church is "one in diversity."  He did not directly explain whether he thought the assembled Pentecostal Protestants were also made ‘one in diversity’ by the Holy Spirit, or whether he thought their beliefs placed them outside communion with Christ and His Church.

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The global ambassador to the World Evangelical Alliance, Brian Stiller, said that Cardinal Bergoglio, during his trips to Rome, became friends with a Roman Protestant Pastor and “came to learn that the church and pastor felt the power and presence of the Catholic Church, with its weighty presence, obstructing their desire to grow and be a witness,” so as Pope he decided to come visit and apologize for Catholics. The Secretary General and CEO of the WEA said there are countries in which evangelicals are marginalized, and in some real cases, maligned and hurt by bishops and those in power who are Roman Catholic.” ... ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.pewsitter.com/addons/news/view/178446/ <![CDATA[ PEWSITTER NEWS EXTRA 7.15.14 ]]> http://www.pewsitter.com/view_news_id_177352.php

 

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These inescapable enforcement techniques are part of new "membership management" programs being applied at churches like St. Thomas More. The systems designed by firms like Accellerated Biometrics allow churches, synagogues, or mosques to provide "safe and orderly management of member information" and ensure individuals aren't "fraudulently accessing Church facilities." We all know what happens when the wrong person prays in Church.

I wonder what's in store for the RCIA converts?

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