What is the Church's teaching on contraception? - …

As told by wardens, convicts, and former prisoners who knew him, the film weaves contemporary and archival film footage to evoke the fascinating transformation of Fred Cruz from prisoner to activist, and a prison system still haunted by its past.

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Whatever the causes of the conflict in Corinth, moneyseems to have been involved. Contrasting the formerhumility of the Corinthians with the ambition whichhas now given rise to strife, the author states thatthe Corinthians had once been 'satisfied with theprovision (ephodios) of Christ' (2:1). Dionysius ofCorinth, in his letter to Soter, observed that it hadbeen the custom of the Roman church from the beginning'to send contributions (ephodia) to many churchs inevery city' (Euseb. Hist. Eccl. 4.23.10). From theRoman point of view of Clement, the younger generationof leaders at Corinth are dissatisfied with theprovision for their church. What role did this playin the revolt against the presbyters? Were theestablished presbyters accused of embezzlement? Didthe new leaders seek another contribution, to replacethe funds their predecessors stole? Polycarp reportsthat the presbyter Valens was deposed from office for"avarice" (Ad Phil. 11). The unrest of the 1st and 2dcenturies almost always had economic causes; and theagreements which brought strife to an end usuallyincluded concrete provisions which served theinterests of all parties.


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