Priest offering Mass How do Eastern Catholics reconcile their teachings with those of the Roman Catholic Church? In general, there's nothing to reconcile since the faith is the same, and the same beliefs are held. What varies is in the expression of the faith and in the theological [...]
Virgin Mary statue and sunset at the Catholic Church Chanthaburi province, Thailand I heard that the Eastern Catholics don't believe in original sin. Is that correct? That is certainly not correct. Eastern Catholics do believe in original sin, although there is a slightly different understanding of it as [...]
Baptism of a newborn child Do Eastern Catholics have the same seven sacraments as Roman Catholics? Yes. Most of the Eastern Catholic Churches use the term mystery where the Latin Church uses the term sacrament. The Eastern Churches generally accept as the primary sacraments the same seven sacraments [...]
The painting icon of Madonna in church Iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro by pater Jesus Faus (1953 - 1959) Why don't the Eastern Catholics have statues? The biggest reason is that statues are not a part of the Eastern tradition. For the Eastern Catholic, the use of icons provides [...]
burning candles in the orthodox church. christian faith What do you mean when you say that Eastern Catholics use a "different theological approach"? The Latin Rite Church developed a philosophy and approach to theology that is called "kataphatic." This approach attempts to reveal and define what can be [...]
Bartolommeo Caporali: Madonna and Child with St. Francis and Bernardine Are Eastern Catholic teachings the same as the Latin Catholic teachings? The teachings are the same in nearly every instance. There are theological expressions that differ, usually because there is a different theological approach in the East than [...]
The fresco of Last Supper in church Chiesa di San Andrea Apostolo (Brunate) of by Mario Albertella (1934) What is theosis? Both the Latin Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches feature this idea as a central pint in their theology. what is called "theosis" in the East is [...]
Basilica di San Francesco I've heard the terms Great Lent and Presanctified – what do they mean? For Eastern Catholics (and Orthodox), there are several periods of fasting during the year. These are all generically referred to as "lent" in the various writings. For example, we have the [...]
Peter Anderson reports from the Orthodox world. Longstanding reporter of the news from the Eastern Church, Peter Anderson shares our dream of a unified Christianity. His love for Orthodoxy has driven him to this personal mission to share the news of East with the world through his email list. The [...]
The ceiling freso of The Holy Trinity in church Chiesa di Santa Croce by Giovanni Maria Conti della Camera What is the filioque and why is it an issue between East and West? This question requires a three-part answer. First, we'll address the meaning of the filioque, then [...]
A Maronite bishop is detained, and the leader of Hezbollah threatens Israel over Mediterranean gas "Whoever wanted to deliver a political message to Al-Rai through Bishop El-Hage's arrest can consider...
Pope John Paul II with the late Jocelyne Khoueiry, a Lebanese Maronite Catholic who died in 2020. Her life followed a spiritual trajectory which included combat as a soldier at age 21 in Lebanon's civ...
Dr. Robert Moynihan, Founder and President of Urbi et Orbi Communications, and Tony Assaf, Project Consultant for Unitas: Friends of Lebanon, present a brochure summarizing the work of Unitas to His Beatitude Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, at an meeting in Bkerke, Lebanon, in May 2022. Patriarch Rai thanked us for our work and urged us to continue. Unitas is a 5-year initiative of Urbi et Orbi Communications focusing on promoting unity within the Catholic Church, unity of Catholics and Orthodox, and the unity of each soul with God. Our Friends of Lebanon project, through which we provide support for education as well as basic needs for Lebanese Christians, is a key part of the work of Unitas and Urbi et Orbi. To support this project, we will be taking a small pilgrimage group to Lebanon from September 17-25, to visit ancient holy sites of the “Land of Cedars” and meet with Patriarch al-Rahi and the leaders of other Christian Churches there.#vatican #ITV #Insidethevatican #vaticancity #popeswords #moynihan#drmoynihan#catholic#church#ITVM #Pope #popefrancis #popebenedict #insidethevaticanmagazine #InthePopeswords #catholicchurch #unity#orthodoxchurch #catholicchurch #unitas #urbietorbicommunications#catholicpilgrimage #catholicpilgrimages #catholicmagazine #catholicwebsite #lebanon#beirut#orthodox#catholicchurchurch #maronite ... See MoreSee Less
Scenes from a Maronite Catholic Mass last month, May 29, in northern Lebanon. Patriarch Rai gave a stirring homily at the consecration of a church in Adma, between Junieh and Byblos, not far from Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa. Unitas Project Advisor Tony Assaf described it as “about as strong a call for an end to corruption and ‘business as usual’ as the Patriarch has ever made.” We are taking a select group of donors on a Friends of Lebanon pilgrimage from September 17th - 25th in order to experience Maronite spiritual life and observe the work that we have been doing in this beautiful country. #urbietorbicommunications#Unitas#lebanonyoutube.com/shorts/ATMnI1WzfYY... See MoreSee Less