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by Ariel
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: The Church in the Holy Land
Topic: Kairos Document
Replies: 4
Views: 16282

Re: Kairos Document

On closer examination it appears that the Kairos document is not really an official document but deceptively poses as some kind of official voice of the churches in the Holy Land, whereas it is really a relatively private initiative. See commentaries: http://blog.camera.org/archives/2009/12/license_...
by Ariel
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: The Church in the Holy Land
Topic: Kairos Document
Replies: 4
Views: 16282

Kairos Document

A new user has posted a comment on the recently published 'Kairos Document' by the leaders of the Church in Israel. http://www.kairospalestine.ps/sites/default/Documents/English.pdf I have moved it here so that it can be treated as a separate topic for discussion. Personally I think this document is...
by Ariel
Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Apostolic succession
Replies: 11
Views: 12341

Re: Apostolic succession

hi Eli, I continue to find this discussion very interesting, and you raise once again important issues. Regarding what you call the "Catholic attitude." The Catholic Church invites all people to partake of the Eucharist, and we long to arrive at this fullness of communion where we can share at the L...
by Ariel
Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Apostolic succession
Replies: 11
Views: 12341

Re: Apostolic succession

hi Eli, thanks for your reply. 1) some of the historical evidence is found in the links that I added in my last post. The is an inherent problem in your argument: if anyone could celebrate the Eucharist, then the priesthood would be completely unnecessary and meaningless. Why have ordained priests a...
by Ariel
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: The Church Fathers and The Jews
Replies: 9
Views: 9306

Re: The Church Fathers and The Jews

No it's not a mistranslation. The text is correct, but Jesus here is not speaking to ALL the Jews in general but specifically to the group of leaders who were opposing his ministry. This is a known issue about the Gospel of John - "the Jews" do not mean all Jews but probably the Judeans who rejected...
by Ariel
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Apostolic succession
Replies: 11
Views: 12341

Re: Apostolic succession

shalom Eli and welcome to the Catholics for Israel forum, What you are writing is wonderful and very encouraging. I can tell you have thought about these issues quite seriously, and your question about apostolic succession and the Eucharist is a very good and important one. The Catechism of the Cath...
by Ariel
Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: The Church Fathers and The Jews
Replies: 9
Views: 9306

Re: The Church Fathers and The Jews

no problem photios,
I can't recall offhand a specific non-Christian source for the early Jewish persecution of Christians, but that must not be very hard to find. Anyone else?
by Ariel
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who could I possibly turn to?
Replies: 1
Views: 8290

Re: Who could I possibly turn to?

shalom Tyrone, we would like to help but unfortunately we don't even have enough money to keep ourselves running. Why don't you speak to the Patriarchate? They are usually the ones responsible for Christian education. http://www.lpj.org/ Or you may want to try the Hebrew-Catholic Vicariate, though I...
by Ariel
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: The Church Fathers and The Jews
Replies: 9
Views: 9306

Re: The Church Fathers and The Jews

hi Photios, Your questions are good and legitimate. A few comments on my part: I even pray to the Holy Virgin asking that she will save me from my sins I would exercise caution with making such statements, because it is inaccurate and one of the chief points with which non-Catholics or anti-Catholic...
by Ariel
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Israel today
Topic: Boycott Israel!
Replies: 5
Views: 13755

Re: Boycott Israel!

fair enough Hadassah.

It's definitely satirical and probably not to everyone's taste. Still, I don't think it does any demonization but merely points out the ridiculous aspect of the demonization of Israel while closing a blind eye to people who are much more dangerous.
by Ariel
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Israel today
Topic: Boycott Israel!
Replies: 5
Views: 13755

Boycott Israel!

Here is a rather amusing satirical video that someone sent me.
If you are ever tempted to boycott Israel, you better be ready to change your lifestyle. :)
Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbIQto3KPUM&eurl
by Ariel
Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: a comparison of the Old Covenant with the New Covenant pt. 1
Replies: 3
Views: 12895

Re: a comparison of the Old Covenant with the New Covenant pt. 1

thanks for the input Justin but let's try to keep posts brief. This is a forum for DISCUSSION and not for presenting teachings or lectures. Thanks for your understanding.
by Ariel
Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A comment on an excellent article of yours
Replies: 3
Views: 9074

Re: A comment on an excellent article of yours

Shalom Justin and welcome, There's an idea present in your article that seems to suggest that the New Covenant is something to still be hoped for. Actually no, we don't suggest that at all. The New Covenant has certainly come in its fullness and Yeshua does reign in the Eucharist. All we are saying ...
by Ariel
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will Israel Take Me?
Replies: 8
Views: 13910

Re: Will Israel Take Me?

Glory - your suggestion is optimistic, but it seems to me a little too close to wishful thinking. On what basis are you making this suggestion? How aware are you of the reality of immigration in Israel for believers? Things have gotten considerably more difficult in the last years for believers to i...
by Ariel
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: Rabbinical Catholicism?
Replies: 10
Views: 13804

Re: Rabbinical Catholicism?

no I wouldn't say that. Can the universal message of the Gospel be seen as something which has little or no effect on the particular way in which Israel is obedient to the Lord? Absolutely not. On the contrary, the message of the Gospel has everything to do with how Israel is obedient to the Lord. N...