As I am still trying to finish a book, and also assist with a technical transition here at Patheos, I am pleased to present this ecumenically-minded post that focuses on the beginnings of the relationship between Pope Francis and the late Rev. Tony Palmer, and where the writer hopes it will lead. Read More: Pope […]
Vatican City, May 5, 2015 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians in pursuit of unity should not be afraid to broach potential areas of disagreement such as marriage, family, and sexuality, Pope Francis said in a meeting with the head of Sweden’s Lutheran church. Read More: Pope to Lutherans: In Christian unity, don’t be afraid […]
(Vatican Radio) 26 years after Pope John Paul II visited the Nordic nations, the leader of the Church of Sweden came to the Vatican this week to highlight the common commitments and shared witness of Catholics and Lutherans preparing to mark the anniversary of the Reformation together. Read More: Catholics and Lutherans looking ahead to […]
In words that may be interpreted to rebut Catholic priests who refuse to baptize children of same-sex couples, Pope Francis has said that priests should not refuse baptism to anyone who asks for the sacrament. Read More: Francis: Priests should never refuse baptism to one who asks | National Catholic Reporter.
A Navy chaplain who faces the end of a stellar 19-year career because of his faith-based views on marriage and human sexuality was told by a base commander to refrain from offering a prayer in the name of Jesus, according to attorneys representing the chaplain. That allegation was tucked away in an 18-page letter […]
One-World Religion Part 1 Past–Present–Future “We have brought the world together as far as we can politically. To bring about a true world government, the world must be brought together spiritually. What we need is a United Nations of Religions.” […]
One Saturday last month, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at Ognissanti (All Saints’) Church in one of Rome’s working-class neighborhoods. Little known to tourists or art historians, Ognissanti was the site of a momentous event in the modern history of the Catholic Church: Exactly 50 years earlier, Pope Paul VI had gone there to celebrate the […]
Reconciliation between the Catholic and Orthodox churches is urgently needed, said Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in an extensive interview with a prominent Jesuit journal. Read More: Catholic, Orthodox churches moving closer to unity – Catholic Philly.
ISLAMABAD: Speakers have urged followers of world religions to work hand in hand for global peace. They were speaking at a “Universal Peace and Harmony Conference” organised on Sunday by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Harmony Pakistan at a local hotel. The speakers said that major world religions should embrace each other for […]
Catholics and Lutherans are urging their congregations to jointly discuss a co-publication entitled From Conflict to Communion as this helps bury past differences and brings the two Christian traditions closer together. The full title of the document is, “From Conflict to Communion. Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.” In a joint letter […]