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 […]


Becoming Human: Jean Vanier

  Jean Vanier. Becoming Human. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2008. (Kindle) I was looking for a book that would introduce me to the author and explain how he got started on the Arche project. This work was just what I was looking for. In his introduction, Vanier tells us he was born on September 10, […]


111 Questions on Islam and the West

  111 Questions on Islam and the West. By Samir Khalil SAMIR, SJ.  A series of interviews conducted by Giorgio Paolucci and Camille Eid. Edited and Revised by Fr. Wafik NASRY, SJ. Co-translator: Claudia Castellani. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008.     The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in […]