Exploring Catholic Theology

Exploring Catholic Theology: Essays on God, Liturgy and Evangelization. By Bp. Robert Barron. Grand Rapids, MI, 2015 (E-book edition).   Bp. Robert Barron was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 19, 1959 and ordained a priest on May 24, 1986. He earned his MA in philosophy and the Basselin Scholarship in philosophy and public speaking […]

The Road to Character

The Road to Character. By David Brooks.  New York: Penguin Random House, 2015. (Kindle edition).   Many of our readers know David Brooks from his editorials in the New York Times and his television appearances. For some time he has been writing editorials on what constitutes character. This is the trait of soul that marks […]

Pope Francis Meets Patriarch Kirill in Cuba

The Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow (Russia) has not met with the Pope since 1054 A.D. …until February 12, 2016. The two religious leaders met in the airport at Havana as the Pope travelled to Mexico for an apostolic visit. They issued a joint declaration of thirty paragraphs clearly expressing their desire for unity, peace, and […]

Ecumenism of Life: It must be real

The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council made it clear that ecumenical spirituality was no longer a mere movement of some of the Christian churches. It has become an essential part of the Christian way of life, and of the mission of the church. Since the council this view of the way in which the unity of […]

Ecumenical and Eucharistic Spirituality

Introduction Fifty years after the close of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, we do well to take a long look at where we are in its implementation and what difference it makes to us personally. We should try to focus on the spirituality which flows from the Eucharist as expressed in the theology of communion […]

Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Evidence from the First Eight Centuries. By Kilian McDonnell, OSB and George T. Montague, SA. Second revised edition. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1991, 1994. A Michael Glazier Book   The International Pentecostal-Roman Catholic Conversation which has been in dialogue since 1972 with co-chairs Kilian McDonnell, OSB […]