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When Pope Benedict XVI was elected to replace the inimitable Pope John Paul II, he promised to carry on his beloved successor’s work, particularly that related to ecumenism. As is often the case, the press of events can overtake the best laid plans and so ecumenism has often appeared to play second fiddle to other issues.

Yet it remains deeply and ineradicably imbedded in the church’s teaching, thanks to the Second Vatican Council and the post-council popes.

As we celebrate the 2007 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 21-28), we would do well to recall some initiatives of the last year that did not produce the kind of documents we usually associate with ecumenical dialogue, but represent progress in a way that cannot be summed up in precise theological language.
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Posted: Jan. 27, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7003
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: ecumenism, WPCU
Transmis : 27 janv. 2007 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=7003
Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : ecumenism, WPCU

The outgoing president of the North American Academy of Liturgy and a leading Catholic liturgist has told The Catholic Register the most recent translation of the Roman Missal is “a step backwards” for ecumenical relations.

“It’s going to feel like the ecumenical movement has taken a hit,” Fr. Paul Turner, pastor of St. Munchin Church in Missouri and author of a half-dozen books on Catholic liturgy, said following an opening liturgy for the North American Academy of Liturgy annual meeting in Toronto Jan. 4.

New, more literal, translations from Latin of liturgical texts scheduled to hit parishes in two years are a departure from the Second Vatican Council’s movement toward common texts with Anglican, Lutheran and other churches, Turner said. Those common texts were a specific goal of council fathers in the 1960s, and non-Catholic scholars were consulted by Catholic liturgists and translators in the past.

“That same effort is not being made today,” he said.
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Posted: Jan. 17, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6973
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Catholic, liturgy
Transmis : 17 janv. 2007 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=6973
Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Catholic, liturgy

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register Canada has gained a new ecumenical web site, and the start of a centralized, on-line archive of Canadian and international ecumenical dialogue. Want to know what Catholics and Lutherans have really said about their shared understanding of justification, or what the Catholic bishops of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
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Posted: Sept. 7, 2003 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=70
Categories: Catholic Register, ResourcesIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, website
Transmis : 7 sept. 2003 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=70
Catégorie : Catholic Register, ResourcesDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, website

I remember, as an MA student, reading one of Margaret O’Gara’s essays in Grail on petrine ministry and what she called “the ecumenical gift exchange.” Drawing a comparison to the exchange of gifts in a large family at Christmas, O’Gara says that “in ecumenical dialogue, each Christian communion brings one or many gifts to the dialogue table, and each receives riches from their dialogue partners as well. But in the ecumenical gift exchange, the gift-giving enriches all of the partners, since we do not lose our gifts by sharing them with others.” Throughout my own research and the past four years of ecumenical ministry I have kept this concept close at hand.

O’Gara’s new book The Ecumenical Gift Exchange collects her own essays exploring issues of contemporary ecumenical dialogue, particularly: petrine ministry; infallibility; authority and dissent; feminism, and of utmost importance: the process of reception itself. How does one church receive the gifts of another? What level of agreement is necessary? When does the dialogue move from talking to acting? How does dialogue lead to repentance and then to reception?

She points out, “In a sense, the entire ecumenical movement rests on the recognition of the need for repentance, a willingness to ask whether we have a beam in our own eye before we concern ourselves with the mote in the eye of the other.”
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Posted: Nov. 15, 1998 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6328
Categories: Catholic Register, OpinionIn this article: books, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, exchange of gifts
Transmis : 15 nov. 1998 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=6328
Catégorie : Catholic Register, OpinionDans cet article : books, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, exchange of gifts

“Many people today think the ecumenical movement is losing momentum; but, in fact, many marvelous things are taking place,” says Father Irenée Beaubien, SJ, director of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism here. He cited the example of the fruitful dialogue which has been going on for the past seven years between representatives of the Catholic and United Churches.
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Posted: May 15, 1982 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13704
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, United Church of Canada
Transmis : 15 mai 1982 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=13704
Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, United Church of Canada

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