British a group of representatives of Church and State that administers the endowments and property of the Church of England
Why is Catholic Church changing its official Mass?
This weekend the Catholic Church is changing the required English-language Mass. This is a big deal because it is the third time in the 1700-year history of the Church that the Mass is being formally changed, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. First let’s review a brief history of the Catholic Church. The Church and its sacred documents were codified at the Council of Nicaea in …
What is the exact meaning of “mosque” (and “temple” and “church” while we’re at it)?
Debate is easy, and yelling is easier. How often, however, do people examine their most basic knowledge? Right now, the proposed construction of an Islamic worship center in relative proximity to “Ground Zero” in Manhattan is a nexus of conflict and emotion. The missing ingredient is definition. Let’s examine basic terms, starting with mosque. All the variants of “mosque” in European languages go back to the …
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