Christ Hope Ecumenical & New Catholic Church
Till We Meet Again
Rev. CARL WILLIAM “Fr. BILL”
74, of Sewickley, passed suddenly on Sunday, February 17, 2013. He was pastor of Christ Hope Ecumenical
Church in Brighton Heights.
Fr. Bill also served as a priest for the Pittsburgh
Catholic Diocese for forty years during which time he was pastor at the former St. Joseph Parish in Mt. Oliver and also pastor
of St. Victor’s Parish in Bairdford. He was beloved by his family, friends, and
parishioners. Son of late parents Carl and Eileen Hausen, he is survived by sisters Jeanne Worgo, Mary
Carol Blewitt, and Janet Feldmeier and brother-laws Ronald Worgo, Bob Blewitt, and Curtis Feldmeier. Also
survived by nieces and nephews Kim, Kelly, Michelle and Scott of Atlanta, Luke, Christine, Rebecca, and Thomas of Brighton
Township, James and Jennifer of Penn Hills, his aunt Nancy Blundon, and cousins, Jill and Bill Blundon.
At Fr. Bill’s request, there will be no service or viewing. All arrangements are
Donations in honor of Fr. Bill’s memory can
be made to Father Martin’s Ashley Scholarship Fund, 800 Tydings Lane, Havre de Grace, M.D. 20178 or www.fathermartinashley.com
AND NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH
1301 DAVIS AVE. PGH.
SATURDAY EVENING: 6:00 P.M.
We are a Non-Denominational Ecumenical Catholic.Community. We welcome all people, regardless of Race, Sex, Color, Religion,
Sexual Orientation, or Nationality.
of us are "recovering" Roman Catholics.
All Present for Services are welcome to Holy Communion, inclusively.
Some of our Common Sense Thinking:
1. We do not
believe in the myth of Original Sin. We begin with Original Blessing.
2. We believe
in contraception, and do not believe that it is a sin.
3. We welcome all persons, inclusively,
regardless of sexual orienation, race, belief or lack of belief. We especially welcome agnostics or athiests.
4. We include dialogue, and discussion in every Liturgy. We question everything in the tradition of Socrates.
5. We believe in Evolution.
6. We Welcome the GAY COMMUNITY.
Christ Hope Ecumenical & New
Catholic Church in Brighton Heights
(7 min. from Heinz Field, off Rt. 65)
The 5 World
Fr. Bill Hausen appreciates and teaches the Wisdom of... Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity,
and Islam. These are considered "world religions" because they exist, in great numbers, on every continent. It may
surprise some, but the common element of all 5 Religions is COMPASSION. So, we studied the history of each, but we are more
interested in the "wisdom literature" of each. Whether we talk about God, Yahweh, Brahman, Allah, or the Eternal
Spirit... we're all talking about the same reality. It seems we get hung up on words, a lot. Knowledge is our destiny. Knowledge
is our hope.
We, the Parishioners of Christ Hope Church, invite ALL PERSONS, WHO BELIEVE IN SELFLESS, AGAPIC LOVING,
to join US in our effort to give some STRUCTURE to this great insight. We have made a good beginning, and we invite the Jewish
Community, the Hindu Community, the Buddhist Community, the Islamic Community, the Protestant Community, the Catholic Community,
and all Communities and Persons who want to unite with us, under the Banner and Theme of Agapic Loving. Forget all the Titles,
and help us develop a new structure for All MANKIND, no matter what your background or experience. We are eager to go forward
with a united message of agapic loving
The following is taken from DIGNITATIS HUMANAE...
ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (Vatican II):
It is through his conscience that man sees and recognizes the demands of the divine
law. He is bound to follow this conscience faithfully in all his activity so that he may come to God, who is his last end.
Therefore he must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience." Ch.1, #3.
Christ Hope Church is an inclusive
Faith Community, centered in the Eucharist, and the Agapic Love of Jesus, expressed therein. We do not impose particular "doctrines"
or beliefs on anyone. We are most interested in loving, mature, interpersonal relationships.
Our emphasis is on Behavior,
About our Logo...
It represents the Eucharist, the Center of our Community Worship, with the Chalice and Host, which also represents The Risen
Christ, with Christ's arms outstretched.
At the base of the Chalice you will see the Diversity of mankind, gathered
around the Eucharist, holding hands in Celebration of Unity for Prayer, Song, Hope & Love for all Peoples of the World.
THE FOUR DIMENSIONS
1. ACCEPTING THE IMPERFECT, INCOMPLETE WORLD, INTERNALLY. HUMAN BEINGS ARE CREATURES, NOT GODS.
WE ARE LIMITED. Probably, the most basic Theological Statement is, "God is God, and we are not." We are always restless.
2. COMING TO SEE THE GOOD IN BEING HUMAN AND BEING LIMITED.... FINDING THE GOOD IN OURSELVES AND IN EACH OTHER, AND
CAPITALIZING ON THE GOOD.
3. BRINGING AGAPIC LOVE (unselfish love) TO THE SITUATIONS OF OUR LIVES, IMPERFECT AS
THAT LOVE MAY BE.
4. GRATEFUL PRAYER. WE DID NOTHING TO DESERVE ALL THE GIFTS GOD HAS GIVEN US. None of us did
one little thing to deserve even one breath of life. THEREFORE, THANKFULNESS.
YOUR OFFERINGS HELP...
We Thank those of you who are sending weekly donations through the mail ~ Knowing
that some of you are unable to attend regularly. We APPRECIATE your support and love.
Many Thanks to all of you!
CHRIST HOPE CHURCH
Pgh. PA 15212
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