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Bishop Peter’s Articles

Articles in both Ukrainian and English by Bishop Peter Stasiuk, Which have been published in Church and Life

Which churches have a Valid Baptism?

Published in Church & Life (1830) 9.2.2012 – 29.2.2012 No 4 There is no doubt that the Catholic Church (this includes Eastern Catholic Churches) recognises the validity of Baptism celebrated outside Catholic Churches. This tradition can be dated up to ...

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The Occupy Movement

Published in Church and Life (1829) 19.1.2012 – 8.2.2012 No3 I must confess that for all the publicity that the occupy revolution around the world has received, I still do not understand what they were all about.  While there may ...

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Do we blame the Dutch?

Published in Church and Life (1827-28) 22.12.2011 – 19.022012 No 1-2 It is no secret that a formally Catholic country is now one of the most morally liberal nations in the world.  For a long time now in that part ...

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Різдвяне Послання

Душпастирям, монашеству та вірним Єпархії свв. Петра і Павла, Мельбурн Христос Раждається! Славім Його! В цей час року пам’ятаємо друзів і тих що є близькі нам і закуповуємо різдвяні подарунки.Остаточно, найважнішим подарунком ми можемо дати є наша любов продовж року.

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Holodomor, an Act of Bullying

Published in Church and Life (1826) 30.11.2011-21.12.2011 No 18 Bullying is described as a form of aggressive behaviour, manifested by the use of force or coercion which involves an imbalance of power repeated towards particular victims.  Typically it involves methods ...

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Another Survey on Marriage

Published in Church & Life (1825) 11.11.2011 – 30.11.2011  No 17 Just recently Time magazine did a major survey on marriage.  The results are rather obvious.   Fewer and fewer people are taking marriage vows; they are simply living together.  Now ...

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The Priesthood

Published in Church and Life No 16 (1824) 20.10 to 09.11.2011. Priests are always ordained during a Divine Liturgy.  This is so, because the central role of a priest is the Eucharist, the response to the command from Jesus Christ ...

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The Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus of Rome

Published in Church and Life (1823) 28.9.2011-19.10.2011 No 15 The Didache is the oldest document in the church which describes early Christian life.  It was written by a man called Hippolytus about 215.  This document describes the daily practice of ...

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The Didache

Published in Church and Life (1822) 8.9.2011-27.9.2011 No 14 I presume you may never have heard of this document.  Learned people say that it was written by the 12 apostles.  It was probably a result of the first meeting of ...

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