I was quite surprised (and disgusted) to find the following in my email box declaring I was receiving this email because I signed up for "notifications on the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration on www.lund2016.net"- that's news to me!
To subscribers for information about the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration in Lund and Malmö on 31 October.--------
Tickets available on 9 September
Thank you for the interest you have shown in the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration. We are happy to share with you that tickets for the event in Malmö Arena will be released on Friday 9 September.
The first tickets will be made available at 11:00 GMT on the Ticketmaster website. Each ticket costs 100 SEK (10 EUROS). The entire proceeds will support projects of The Lutheran World Federation and Caritas Internationalis with Syrian refugees in the Middle East.
Accreditation open until 16 September
We would also like to inform you that media accreditation is open. Information for media is available in the accreditation portal which is managed by the Church of Sweden. Deadline for applications is 16 September.
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Not if a million dollars was included would I even consider participating in this disgusting blasphemous evil ecumenical "commemoration" of the excommunicated heretic Martin Luther who was tool of Satan in dividing the Church.
Let him be anathema!
The Church (before Vatican II) on Martin Luther:
Condemning The Errors Of Martin Luther
Pope Leo X
Bull issued June 15, 1520
Quote (in part): "With the advice and consent of these our venerable brothers, with mature deliberation on each and every one of the above theses, and by the authority of almighty God, the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and our own authority, we condemn, reprobate, and reject completely each of these theses or errors as either heretical, scandalous, false, offensive to pious ears or seductive of simple minds, and against Catholic truth. By listing them, we decree and declare that all the faithful of both sexes must regard them as condemned, reprobated, and rejected….We restrain all in the virtue of holy obedience and under the penalty of an automatic major excommunication....
Moreover, because the preceding errors and many others are contained in the books or writings of Martin Luther, we likewise condemn, reprobate, and reject completely the books and all the writings and sermons of the said Martin, whether in Latin or any other language, containing the said errors or any one of them; and we wish them to be regarded as utterly condemned, reprobated, and rejected. We forbid each and every one of the faithful of either sex, in virtue of holy obedience and under the above penalties to be incurred automatically, to read, assert, preach, praise, print, publish, or defend them. They will incur these penalties if they presume to uphold them in any way, personally or through another or others, directly or indirectly, tacitly or explicitly, publicly or occultly, either in their own homes or in other public or private places.
Indeed immediately after the publication of this letter these works, wherever they may be, shall be sought out carefully by the ordinaries and others [ecclesiastics and regulars], and under each and every one of the above penalties shall be burned publicly and solemnly in the presence of the clerics and people." [end]
Decet Romanum Pontificem
Papal Bull on the Condemnation and Excommunication of Martin Luther, the Heretic, and his Followers, January 3, 1521
Quote (in part): "II We have been informed that after this previous missive had been exhibited in public and the interval or intervals it prescribed had elapsed [60 days]—and we hereby give solemn notice to all faithful Christians that these intervals have and are elapsed—many of those who had followed the errors of Martin took cognisance of our missive and its warnings and injunctions; the spirit of a saner counsel brought them back to themselves, they confessed their errors and abjured the heresy at our instance, and by returning to the true Catholic faith obtained the blessing of absolution with which the self-same messengers had been empowered; and in several states and localities of the said Germany the books and writings of the said Martin were publicly burned, as we had enjoined.
Nevertheless Martin himself—and it gives us grievous sorrow and perplexity to say this—the slave of a depraved mind, has scorned to revoke his errors within the prescribed interval and to send us word of such revocation, or to come to us himself; nay, like a stone of stumbling, he has feared not to write and preach worse things than before against us and this Holy See and the Catholic faith, and to lead others on to do the same.
He has now been declared a heretic; and so also others, whatever their authority and rank, who have cared nought of their own salvation but publicly and in all men's eyes become followers of Martin's pernicious and heretical sect, and given him openly and publicly their help, counsel and favour, encouraging him in their midst in his disobedience and obstinacy, or hindering the publication of our said missive: such men have incurred the punishments set out in that missive, and are to be treated rightfully as heretics and avoided by all faithful Christians, as the Apostle says (Titus iii. 10-11).
III. Our purpose is that such men should rightfully be ranked with Martin and other accursed heretics and excommunicates, and that even as they have ranged themselves with the obstinacy in sinning of the said Martin, they shall likewise share his punishments and his name, by bearing with them everywhere the title "Lutheran" and the punishments it incurs.
Our previous instructions were so clear and so effectively publicised and we shall adhere so strictly to our present decrees and declarations, that they will lack no proof, warning or citation.
Our decrees which follow are passed against Martin and others who follow him in the obstinacy of his depraved and damnable purpose, as also against those who defend and protect him with a military bodyguard, and do not fear to support him with their own resources or in any other way, and have and do presume to offer and afford help, counsel and favour toward him. All their names, surnames and rank—however lofty and dazzling their dignity may be—we wish to be taken as included in these decrees with the same effect as if they were individually listed and could be so listed in their publication, which must be furthered with an energy to match their contents.
On all these we decree the sentences of excommunication, of anathema, of our perpetual condemnation and interdict; of privation of dignities, honours and property on them and their descendants, and of declared unfitness for such possessions; of the confiscation of their goods and of the crime of treason; and these and the other sentences, censures and punishments which are inflicted by canon law on heretics and are set out in our aforesaid missive, we decree to have fallen on all these men to their damnation." [end]
A damned heretic to be "commemorated" by Christ's Holy Catholic Church...?
What are the faithful to believe? What the Church taught for centuries...
...or what it is teaching today?
Oh what a difference a pope makes!
I'll stick with the authentic teachings of the Church that have been handed down for centuries.
In Christ and praying a meteor hits us before the Church officially participates in this scandalous diabolic evil event.
Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner
**See my previous post on this insanity: http://connecticutcatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2013/08/catholics-to-begin-commemorating.html