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Your Turn / 50 Years since Vatican II- Reason to Celebrate?
« on: September 03, 2012, 12:02:41 PM »
For those who are fortunate enough to have received the most recent edition of LUTHERAN FORUM (thank you Pr Hannah for this ordination gift subscription) you may wish to add your comments to those offered in this very fine article. I know two of the contributors, Pr John Hannah, carpenter and parish priest and Dr William Rusch, my seminary professor in all things Luther.
I found myself wanting to organize a pan-Lutheran- RC celebration in da Bronx.
Read the article and if you can't , subscribe to Lutheran Forum, its always a breath of fresh air.....and many times, the Breath of the Spirit speaking anew .........
Pax
Bob+

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Your Turn / ELCA to celebrate 25 years
« on: August 12, 2012, 06:27:19 PM »
http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe.aspx

I hope I was able to "paste" the 25th Anny posting for the ELCA. I was immediately drawn to the first "highlight" that some 423 new congregations have been established.....I found it difficult to get past this "highlight" as of course, "we" have lost at least that many........ :'( :'(..
Pax
Bob

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Your Turn / Exceptions to "Seal of the Confessional"
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:29:48 AM »
Prompted by a sensational headline in a NYC daily alleging that a RC priest had violated the 'seal of the Confessional" and the angry and many times anti-RC attacks which appeared in print thereafter, in discussing the matter with several colleagues, I became aware that there was also varied understandings as to a Lutheran pastor's sacred responsibility under similar circumstances.
What is the teachings of the Church of the Augsburg Confession for those called to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament?
I was taught by a very highly respected Lutheran professor/pastor/theologian that like the RCC, Lutheran pastors indeed are bound by the 'seal of the confessional", no if, ands or buts.............again, not to be confused with "confidentiality" ......

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