Introduction: Disregard for United States Black Catholics’ Faith
It’s admirable that you want to do this. But I’ve lost heart that white Catholics really want to hear from us [black Catholics.]
United States black Catholic theologians, bishops, priests, and lay people rightly
In a country in which nearly three-quarters of the population claimed the Roman Catholic faith, the Rwandan government and Hutu extremists killed upward of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu over the course of one hundred days between April and July of 1994. 1 In light of Rwanda’s status as one of
the revival of religion in China during the reform era is through a case study of the resurgence of the Catholic community in Shanghai. This particular community provides a telling example because it was among the most persecuted religious communities during the Maoist years. In effect, these years
After two years of careful preparations, in 1972 the International Roman Catholic-Classical Pentecostal Dialogue ( irccpd ) was initiated: an ecumenical dialogue which not without reason has been labelled an ‘improbable conversation’ 1 and ‘an exercise on the frontiers of
Pentecostals and Roman Catholics on Becoming a Christian, Dr. Karen Murphy explores the fifth round of the International Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue (1998-2006). Discussing Spirit-baptism, faith, conversion, experience, and discipleship, Dr. Murphy notes areas in which the Dialogue has evolved since its inception in 1972. She unpacks the commonalities that bond Catholics and Pentecostals and examines theological divergences and challenges to dialogue. While Catholics approach becoming a Christian from a sacramental perspective, most Pentecostals think of Christian initiation in non-sacramental, or conversionist, terms, a reality that fosters ongoing tensions between the two traditions. Dr. Murphy reveals how Catholics and Pentecostals seek to overcome this dichotomy by honoring spirituality and experience as integral to the ecumenical encounter.
-level examination of inter-imperial rivalries in the region; which were well embedded by the 1920s. Examining and translating excerpts from the mandate state’s archives and correspondence of the Catholic missionary bureaucracy in France evidences the significant autonomy that Catholic institutions could muster to
The founding of the Catholic missions in Australia coincided with the defining drift of power and prestige within the nineteenth-century Church. This was a period of chronic dissension among Australia's Catholic communities, powerfully drawn by the ultramontane impulse and political manoeuvring to refer their problems to the Pope. Roman bureaucratic control, exercised through the Sacred Congregation
de Propaganda Fide, was the single most important factor in the resolution of these problems and, consequently, in the determinative shaping of the colonial Australian Church. Based on extensive archival research, this study explores issues of process, politics and personality in the formulation of papal policy towards a part of the world that could not be more distant from Rome.