Posts Tagged ‘Ecumenical dialogue’

Lutheran-Catholic unity: important phase concluded

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Lutheran-Catholic unity may have taken a step forward recently. The Lutheran-Roman Catholic Study Commission on Unity says completed an important ecumenical dialogue phase at a recent meeting. The meeting focused on baptism and growth in communion and built on earlier ecumenical dialogues. These concentrated on baptism, justification, Eucharist, ministry and apostolicity of the church. In Read more

World-leading ecumenical champion dies

Monday, March 12th, 2018

A German cardinal known internationally for his ecumenical work died on Sunday. Cardinal Karl Lehmann, Archbishop Emeritus of Mainz, was a world leader in building bridges of understanding, reconciliation and dialogue. He played a leading role in advancing the Catholic Church’s ecumenical dialogue, especially with Lutherans and Evangelicals. German Bishops’ Conference chair, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Read more

Kasper: Francis wants a listening magisterium

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Pope Francis wants to create a “listening magisterium”, says German Cardinal Walter Kasper. Speaking at a conference in Washington, DC, Cardinal Kasper said Francis wants to retool the Catholic hierarchy. This will result in a hierarchy that not only defines and enforces Church teachings, but also listens and responds to how laypeople understand God’s will. Read more