Once Again Francis, Pope and Prophet, Issues Clarion Call for Unity

Christian Unity

Catholics and Evangelicals:  Have you noticed anything different about how we think of one another? When I was a small child, I remember people sometimes speaking of believers from other denominations almost with a hush. It was as though they were “other”—woefully misguided, wrong-headed—and we we should not associate with them. Vatican II did much to change that attitude. Unitatis Redintegratio, the Decree on Ecumenism, had the restoration of unity among all Christians as one of … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes at Vatican II: Yves Congar Captures a Historic Moment

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Yves Congar was a complex man.  The New York Times, in his obituary, called him a “vigorous ecumenist” and a “promoter of the laity.”  His life in the Church toggled between acclaim and rejection. So who was this controversial figure who played such a large role in the Second Vatican Council? Ordained to the priesthood in France in 1930, Congar served from 1931 to 1954 as chair of theology and apologetics at the Saulchoir, the Dominican seminary just south of Paris, where he … [Read more...]


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