Ecumenism, Interfaith Relations

Can Interreligious Dialogue Be Truly Religious?

COMMENTARY: The papal response to this question, as first answered by Benedict and then by Francis as shown during his visit to Iraq, indicates both continuity in substance and a difference in style. By Fr. Raymond J. De Souza, National Catholic Register, March 12, 2021 At the heart of the... read more

Pope Francis Defends Iraq Trip During Coronavirus Pandemic

The pontiff said that he had wrestled with the decision to travel, but put the fate of the Iraqis who flocked to see him in God’s hands. By JasonHorowitz, New York Times, March 9, 2021 ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis, lamenting that he felt like he was in “prison” under... read more

Freedom for Form

By James Matthew Wilson, The Catholic Thing, March 6, 2021 Hans Urs von Balthasar’s little book, In the Fullness of Faith first appeared in the mid-1970s and proclaimed a striking mission. Vatican II had encouraged a spirit of ecumenism within the Catholic Church, but the most common... read more

Vatican cardinal clashes with German theologian over ‘Eucharistic meal fellowship’

Catholic News Agency, February 10, 2021 Vatican cardinal has responded to a German theologian who criticized him for opposing a proposal for a “Eucharistic meal fellowship” between Catholics and Protestants. Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian... read more

Tulsa diocese leaves Christian coalition over abortion

CNA Staff, November 20, 2020 The Diocese of Tulsa has withdrawn from the Oklahoma Council of Churches because the group will not defend the life of unborn children from abortion, its bishop said earlier this month. “I believe that such an organization should be able to be forthright in its... read more

Breathing Fire

By Robert Royal, Catholic Thing, October 5, 2020 [Robert Royal was the featured speaker at the 2018 Catholic Citizens of Illinois Annual Banquet] The late great physicist Stephen Hawking once speculated that, besides the mathematical equations he and others had developed about the nature of... read more

Lambeth, 90 Years Later

By Michael Pakaluk, September 1, 2020 The Lambeth Conference of 1930 subverted itself, everyone agrees, but how? That’s the question. Some background: the Church of England, spread throughout the world by the British Empire, felt the need, beginning in the 1850s, to hold worldwide... read more

50 priests, scholars, journalists thank Viganò, Schneider for raising Vatican II questions

The bishop and archbishop were praised for their 'honest and open discussion of the Second Vatican Council' Maike Hickson Blog July 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, more than 50 priests, scholars, journalists, and other persons of prominence published an Open Letter to Archbishop Carlo... read more

Rather than Interfaith Prayer, Why Not Rogation Days?

By Brendan Buckley, OnePeterFive, May 18, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues deep into May, the majority of Catholics in Western society are still without public Masses. Some Catholics are without any sacraments at all, depending on the diocese. On May 14, the Pope Francis called all... read more
Episcopal Rev. Susan Haynes


By Edward Peters, First Things, January 24, 2020 A small but intense drama unfolded last week in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia. Thanks largely to the graciousness of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, the matter was resolved in the least painful way possible. Even so, it... read more

Scalfari Book Exposes Young Bergoglio’s Communist Leanings

by Jules Gomes  •  •  November 21, 2019    Pope Francis: 'It is the communists who think like Christians' VATICAN ( - Pope Francis has confessed to being profoundly influenced by communism when discerning his... read more