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In November 2015, Pope Francis called on theologians to explore whether normal Catholic practice should be changed to allow Christians, belonging to other churches, to share fully at the table when th ...
An Ecumenical Path toward a Worldly Spirituality
Michael P. Plekon
Not a few figures—writers, poets, activists, teachers—have focused on the presence of the Holy One in the ordinary, on the many possibilities of worldly spirituality. In this book, pastor, teacher, an ...
A Conversation about Grace, Virtue, and the Eucharist
David Farina Turnbloom; Foreword by Bruce T. Morrill
According to Thomas Aquinas, the Eucharist is meant to build up the unity of the church. This desired ecclesial unity is, however, not often given adequate treatment. In Speaking with Aquinas, David F ...
Contemporary Conversations in Sacramental Theology
Tracing developments in sacramental theology over the past twenty-five years, this study explores a growing ecumenical dynamism in both the academic study of sacramentality and its centrality in pasto ...
Why People Care So Much about the Catholic Liturgy
When changes happen to the Catholic Mass, opinions are strong and diverse. Everyone feels in some way that the Mass is theirs. It is. Or is it? Whose Mass is it? And what should people do to claim it? ...
Martin Luther and Louis-Marie Chauvet on the Connection between Sacraments and Ethics
Sacramental theology has often been a challenging area of conversation between Catholics and Protestants. In Christ's Gift, Our Response, Benjamin Durheim envisions a collaborative way forward, forgin ...
Catholic Ecclesiology for the Third Millennium
Edited by Richard R. Gaillardetz and Edward P. Hahnenberg
Catholic ecclesiology stands at the threshold of a new moment in the reception of the Second Vatican Council. The election of Pope Francis—coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the council—has i ...
Re-Membering the Body of Christ
Julie K. Aageson, John Borelli, Rev. John Klassen, OSB, Rev. Derek Nelson, Martha Stortz, Jessica Wrobleski
In October 2014, Pope Francis told a group of evangelical Protestant leaders visiting him at the Vatican, "We each have in our churches excellent theologians. That's another way to walk together als ...
The Future of Ecumenism
Margaret O'GaraEdited by Michael VertinForewords by Bishop Richard J. Sklba and Professor David M. Thompson
Jesus' prayer on behalf of his followers is "that all may be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us" (John 17:21). No Turning Back illustrates significant developme ...
Speaking Truth in Love
Edited by Kristin M. Colberg and Robert A. KriegForeword by Cardinal Walter Kasper
Cardinal Walter Kasper's contributions to theology, ecumenism, Jewish-Christian relations, and the pastoral life of the church have shaped Catholicism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Ackn ...
Their History and Theology
Paul F. Bradshaw
Paul Bradshaw, one of the world's foremost scholars on the history of Christian liturgy, has shared this expertise in several works that have become standard texts for students of liturgy. In Rites of ...
Mennonites and Catholics in Conversation
Edited by Margaret R. Pfeil and Gerald W. SchlabachForeword by Msgr. John A. Radano
Sharing Peace brings together leading Mennonite and Catholic theologians and ecclesial leaders to reflect on the recent, first-ever international dialogue between the Mennonite World Conference and th ...
Protestants on Mary of Guadalupe
Edited by Maxwell E. Johnson
When Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, she sent him to the bishop with the message that she desired a hermitage where all people would be welcomed and would experience her love. ...
Ecumenical Dimensions of the Doctrine of Baptism
Susan K. Wood, SCL
Most Christians would say that baptism is the one sacrament Christians of all denominations share, that it is the source of ecumenical unity among all Christian churches. But how true is that? Is ther ...
Paul Turner, STD
Each year, many adults who have never been baptized become Catholic. In the United States, these adults are outnumbered by baptized Christians of other denominations who seek to enter into the full co ...