Category Archives: ecumenism

Pope Benedict, Stalker?

I like the UCANews site for its coverage of Catholic matters across the continent of Asia. Their commentary is often thoughtful and occasionally tart, like this essay by Fr William Grimm, who suggests that schismatic Catholics aren’t the only ones … Continue reading

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Thumping Trustees, Not Bibles

By now, I should be used to stories like this. The deletion of free Bibles from public schools, and the almost-required Christian bile hurled in the way of those-who-dare-to-question. If my daughter had attended a public school in fifth grade, … Continue reading

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Intercommunion Aftermath

The Anchoress muses on the incident of a Presbyterian minister taking a leadership role with a priest at a Catholic Mass. I think Ms Scalia sidesteps the real matter: union with Rome. She and some of her commenters wonder about … Continue reading

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Ecumenical Consultation: Choose Bishops Locally

More on that Catholic-Orthodox consultation, especially a juicy point that would be a good step in sending CitE* to a happy retirement: In harmony with the Pope’s universal ecumenical ministry, the Roman curia’s relationship to local bishops and episcopal conferences … Continue reading

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Toward a Common East-West Easter

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation endorses a common date for Easter: In 2010, Eastern and Western Church Calendars coincided so that all Christians celebrated the Feast of the Resurrection on the same day.  The dates for the Holy Day … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal for Intercommunion

May a non-Catholic receive Communion at a Catholic Eucharist? The relevant reference from canon law gives the legal basis for no intercommunion: Can.  844 §1. Catholic ministers administer the sacraments licitly to Catholic members of the Christian faithful alone, who … Continue reading

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In India, Practical Ecumenism

This news item from India: Catholics and Orthodox agree to cooperate practically on church buildings, cemeteries, and clergy for Sunday and funeral Masses. Father Paul Thelakat, spokesperson of the Syro-Malabar Church, says unity among the Churches is the need of … Continue reading

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