The Church: Towards a Common Vision

  Introduction The World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission issued an ecumenical milestone in 1982 with the publication of Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry, (Faith and Order Paper #111. Geneva: WCC, 1982). It sent that document to the churches which are members of the World Council and other churches who participate in the work […]


The Call to Holiness: From Glory to Glory

The Call to Holiness: From Glory to Glory The Report of the Joint International Commission for Dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Roman Catholic Church (Houston, TX, August 2016) Since January 1967 Methodists and Catholics have been engaged in an international dialogue on various questions which are shared and divide the two Christian […]



Reflections on the Reformation 500th

The Reformation began, according to historians, on the eve of All Saints (Halloween) when Martin Luther posted an invitation to debate the indulgence issued by the Pope Leo X (1513-1521)  to donors to the reconstruction of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The invitation to debate was formulated in Luther’s famous 95 theses which were said […]



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 […]