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 […]



Margaret O’Gara. No Turning Back

  Margaret O’Gara. No Turning Back: The Future of Ecumenism.  Edit. By Michael Vertin.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014. (Kindle edition).   Those who are familiar with the ecumenical movement and the international dialogues sponsored by the Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity as well as the national bilateral dialogues in the United […]