Pickwick bestowed a look of excessive disgust on his unwelcome visitor, and would probably have hurled some tremendous anathema
at the heads of Messrs.
Centered around the impact of the Second Vatican Council, Radano sketches the trajectory of Lutheran-Roman Catholic relations from four centuries of isolation, cemented by mutual condemnations, to four decades of dialogue and cooperation, sealed by the conviction that the anathemas
of 400 years ago no longer apply today.
One way to bridge the gap between Pauline anathemas
and Christian love is to declare that a homosexual orientation is acceptable so long as it doesn't lead to homosexual acts.
Conservatives think marriage is too loosely conceived and see the encroachments of anathemas
like gay marriage, polygamy, and no-fault divorce as the culprits.
Peck: We will get to those in a moment, but first, you seem to favor Medicaid block grants, which are anathemas
to many nursing homes.
Less than two years ago, Raiser, addressing a group of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox theologians who serve on the WCC/Roman Catholic Faith and Order Commission, suggested that they use the millennium jubilee to undo the anathemas
that various churches have placed on one another.
Drury's argument, however, oversteps the bounds of reasonable evidence when she claims that the legacy of modernity 'was anathema
to the Catholic Church and her popes--and still is' (9: italics mine).