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Nostra Aetate

In the concluding post for the “Introduction to Islam” series I quoted the Second Vatican Council document “Nostra Aetate” since it provides Church teaching regarding non-Christian religions in general, and Islam in particular. In the JP2 Group we will be working … Continue reading

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Beginning Ignatius’ letter to Polycarp

Well, we’re finally here!  The last letter of St. Ignatius of Antioch!  I’m posting this a bit earlier than usual because the next couple of weeks are going to be rather busy. Each of the Ignatius’ letters are special for … Continue reading

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Beginning Ignatius’ letter to the Smyrnaeans

The final two letters of St. Ignatius which we read are both sent to the city of Smyrna.  The first letter is sent to the Church as a whole, the second specifically to their bishop, Polycarp. This first letter is … Continue reading

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Beginning Ignatius’ letter to the Philadelphians

Ignatius is moving! Thus far we have been reading the letters this inspirational martyr wrote from the city of Smyrna, but we must now follow him to Troas where he will write his last three letters before completing his journey … Continue reading

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Beginning Ignatius’ letter to the Ephesians

This week in the JP2 Group we will be continuing our study of the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch, martyr of the early 2nd Century. Last week we read his words to the Trallians where Ignatius presents unity with the bishop … Continue reading

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Beginning Ignatius’ letter to the Trallians

This week in the JP2 Group we will be continuing our study of the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch, the third bishop of Antioch. Last week we read his words to the Magnesians where he exhorted them to do nothing without … Continue reading

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Beginning Ignatius’ letter to the Magnesians

This week in the JP2 Group we will be continuing our study of the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch, an Early Church Father who died in about 107 AD. Last week we read of his willingness to offer himself in sacrifice, imitating the … Continue reading

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