"This sacred Synod exhorts all the Catholic faithful to recognize the signs of the times and to participate skillfully in the work of ecumenism"

Vatican II: Decree on Ecumenism



Decree on Ecumenism Vatican II

That All May Be One Pope John Paul II

Fourth Centenary of the Union of Brest Pope John Paul II

Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Interconfessional Dialogues Centro Pro Unione

Dialogue with the Orthodox Churches of Byzantine Tradition Official Vatican Dialogue

Documents Produced by the North American Orthodox - Catholic Theological Consultation

Dialogue with the Oriental Orthodox Churches Official Vatican Dialogue

Recent Efforts for Unity Between the Two Families of the Orthodox Church

Dialogue with the Assyrian Church of the East Official Vatican Dialogue

Dialogue with the Churches and Ecclesial Communities of the West Official Vatican Dialogue

Dialogue with the International Old Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Union of Utrecht Official Vatican Dialogue

Anglican Communion Official Vatican Dialogue

Lutheran World Federation Official Vatican Dialogue

World Methodist Council Official Vatican Dialogue

World Alliance of Reformed Churches Official Vatican Dialogue

Dialogue with the Baptist World Alliance Official Vatican Dialogue

Dialogue with the Christian Church - Disciples of Christ Official Vatican Dialogue

Dialogue with Pentecostals Official Vatican Dialogue

Dialogue with the Evangelicals Official Vatican Dialogue

Multilateral dialogues Official Vatican Dialogue

World Council of Churches Official Vatican Dialogue

Mennonite World Conference Official Vatican Dialogue

The Search for Christian Unity Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

A People Made One Catholic Conference of Kentucky

Guidelines for Catholics in Local Ecumenical Partnerships, Department of Dialogue and Unity, Committee for Christian Unity, Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales:
Leaflet 1: Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnership
Leaflet 2: Congregations in Covenanted Partnerships
Leaflet 3: Shared Buildings
Leaflet 4: Chaplaincy Partnerships
Leaflet 5: Mission Partnerships
Leaflet 6: Educational Partnerships

Letter to the Catholic People of New Zealand Concerning Membership of a New Ecumenical Body New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference

Statement of Third World Theologians Excerpts taken from the statement issued by the Third World theologians gathered for ecumenical dialogue in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, August 5-12, 1976

On Truth, Unity and Peace Pope John XXIII

On Religious Unity Pope Pius XI

Unto the Churches of Christ Everywhere Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople

Ecumenical Documents Prairie Centre for Ecumenism


Interreligious and Ecumenical Dialogue at Vatican II: Some Rethinking Required Peter Phan

Paul and Christian Disunity Nicholas King SJ

The Theological Basis of Conciliar Ecumenism Michael Kinnamon, page 57

The Theological Basis of Conciliar Ecumenism Michael Kinnamon, page 57

Lutheran Catholic Dialogue Reverend Doctor H. Ashley Hall

Unity a Moral Imperative Pope Benedict XVI

Christian Unity Abides in Prayer Pope Benedict XVI

Ecumenical Dialogues Anglican Consultative Council

The Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the World Council of Churches Christoph Tapernoux, page 100

Characteristics of Development of Inter-Confessional Relations in Ukraine Maksym Vasin

On the Way to a New Orthodox-Catholic Ecumenism Johannes Oeldemann

Will the Pan-Orthodox Council Come? Old Conflicts and New Constellations in the Orthodox Church Johannes Oeldemann

Responses To Ut Unum Sint Ronald G. Roberson, CSP

Healing the Division between East & West Andrew Thomas Kania

A Catholic View of Orthodoxy Aidan Nichols, OP

The Leuenberg Agreement and Church Unity: A Possible Matrix To Cross Ten Seas With? Willem A. Dreyer

The Ground Rules for Ecumenical Dialogue Andrew Thomas Kania

St Paul and Ecumenism Bishop John Arnold

Where Does Orthodoxy Move? Michael Schrom

Europe as an Ecumenical Challenge? Christoph Bottigheimer

Eastern Christianity - Western Christianity Johannes Roser

"Willingness to Listen Is Needed": An Interview with the Eastern Churches Expert Rudolf Prokschi Ulrich Ruh

Eggs That Seek to Penetrate the Mystery of the Cosmos Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania

St Paul and Ecumenism Bishop John Arnold

Eastern Churches, the Sacrament of Good Neighbourliness Paolo Dall'Oglio

The Churches and Ecumenism, 2008 Michael Putney

Simul Iustus et Peccator: Ecumenical Reflections on the Lutheran - Roman Catholic Simul Controversy Vitalis Mshanga

Confessional and Ecumenical? Revisiting Edmund Schlink on the Hermeneutics of Doctrine D J Smit

The Conversion of Saint Paul Gerard W Hughes SJ

Our Ecumenical Hopes: Where Are They Now? Michael Hurley SJ

Learning from our Fathers: Prospectss for Ecumenism in the 21st Century Asia Sherman Yen Long Kuek

Dialogue and the Church – Part One Paul D. Murray

Dialogue and the Church – Part Two Paul D. Murray

Dialogue and the Church – Part Three Paul D. Murray

Our Ecumenical Hopes - Where Are They Now? Michael Hurley SJ

Wider Ecumenism and the Roman Catholic Church in Asia David Alexander

Identity of the Jesuit ecumenist Edward G. Farrugia S.J.

Reflection of Cardinal Kasper on the Meeting of the Holy Father with the College of Cardinals

Ecumenical Roads No Longer Lead to Rome Andrew Hamilton

Bishops, Ministry, and the Unity of the Church in Ecumenical Dialogue: Deadlock, Breakthrough or Both? Michael Root

Anglican-Roman Catholic Relations since Vatican II Sister Cecily Boulding

Standstill or New Kairos? About the Future of the Protestant-Catholic Dialogue Harding Meyer

The People Are Our Message Aldo Giordano

Saving Ecumenism from Itself Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ

Mar Bawai Soro Robert Taft, SJ

The Ecumenical Landscape Thomas Ryan, CSP

The Holy Spirit and Ecumenical Dialogue: Theological and Practical Dimensions Cardinal Walter Kasper

Coming in from Outside: A Crucial Event in the History of Ecumenism of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Church Johan Buitendag

That They May Be One: An Interchurch Marriage Ruth Reardon

Ecumenism in a State of Flux Walter Cardinal Kasper

Towards a Catholic-Orthodox Alliance Interview with Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev of Vienna and Austria

Challenging Identity and Crossing Borders: Unity in the Church of South India George Oommen

The ecumenical movement in the 21st century Cardinal Walter Kasper

Nestorius and Cyril: 5th Century Christological Division and Recent Progress in Reconciliation Ben Green

Address of Benedict XVI to the members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church

Mission, Theological Education, and Ecumenism Simon Oxley, page 96

Spiritual Ecumenism: The Inescapable Way Forward H.E. Msgr. Brian Farrell, L.C.

"Ecumenism of Holiness": Pilgrimage at the Beginning of the Third Millennium. Pastoral Reflections Archbishop Agostino Marchetto

"Ecumenism of Holiness" -- Pilgrimage at the Beginning of the Third Millennium H.E. Msgr. Séamus Hegarty, Bishop of Derry, Ireland

Catholic Devotion and the Unity of Christians Cardinal Idris Edward Cassidy

"I Believe in the Holy Spirit": Ecumenism in the Churches and the Unfinished Agenda of the Holy Spirit Aloysius Pieris, S.J.

Rediscovering Vatican II: Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue Cardinal Walter Kasper

The Ecclesiological Basis for Ecumenism according to Lumen Gentium Leonard Tony Farauanu

Unity in Difference: Spiritual Challenges in Interchurch Family Life Ruth Reardon

Intervention by Card. Walter Kasper At the Conference on the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of the Conciliar Decree "Unitatis redintegratio"

Without Justification? The Catholic-Lutheran Joint Declaration and its Protestant Critics Ian Taylor

Toward Full Communion: Faith and Order and Catholic Ecumenism Jeffrey Gros

Catholic Ecumenism In Russia John A. Hardon, S.J.

The Path of Roman Catholic and Anglican Unity Bishop Crispian Hollis

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: A Spirituality for the Long Thomas Ryan, CSP

Ecumenism and Evangelization: Working the Fit Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP

Multiple Religious Belonging: Opportunities and Challenges for Theology and Church Peter C. Phan

What Does It Mean Today To Be Ecumenical? Thomas Ryan, CSP

The Role of the Personal in Christian Unity Efforts Fr. Thomas Ryan, CSP

Mary and the Future of Ecumenism Marc Ouellet

Address of Cardinal Walter Kasper to His Beatitude Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens

Current Perspectives on Petrine Ministry and Papal Primacy Denis Fortin

At the End of an Era: A Meditation on Ecumenism, Exile and Gratitude Marc H. Ellis

Prolusio of Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Peace Theology and Foundations for Ecumenical Dialogue Lauree Hersch Meyer

Mass Without the Consecration? Robert Taft, SJ

Prospects of Orthodox-Catholic Relations Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev

Present Situation and Future of the Ecumenical Movement Cardinal Walter Kasper

The New Ecumenism and Christian Witness to Society Dr. Tom Oden

Meditation On Christian Unity Efforts While Walking a Labyrinth Thomas Ryan, CSP

The Church and the Churches Tom Layden

Ecclesial Religious Communities Old and New Ellen M. Leonard

History of the Ecumenical Movement Ellen Macek

Rufus Jones and the Laymen's Foreign Missions Inquiry Stephen W. Angell

Globalization, Philosophy and the Model of Ecumenism William Sweet

The Counter-Reformation of Pope John Paul II Ranald Macaulay

Unity and Autocephaly: Mutually Exclusive? Dr. Lewis J. Patsavos, Ph.D.

Anamnesis, Not Amnesia: The 'Healing Memories' and the Problem of 'Uniatism' Robert Taft, S.J.

Two Languages of Salvation: The Lutheran-Catholic Joint Declaration Avery Dulles, SJ

Message to the Cuban Council of Churches Pope John Paul II

Ecumenism as the Shared Practice of a Peculiar Identity Walter Brueggemann

Does Ecumenism Have a Future? Walter Sundberg

Living in the Shadow of the Manger: Mission, Ecumenism, and the World's Children Margaret Eletta Guider

The Church of the Future and the Prospects for Ecumenism Timothy F. Lull

The Holy Spirit's presence among other Christians Eleuterio F. Fortino

All Economics Is Local Joe Nangle, O.F.M.

Ecumenical Cooperation in Jerusalem Kamal-Hanna Batish

The Ecumenism of the New Martyrs Josef L. Maj

The Reception of Vatican II's Teaching on Ecumenism into the Life of the Catholic Church William Henn-

The Holy Spirit and the Ecumenism Paul-Werner Scheele and Eleuterio F. Fortino

The Reception Process: The Challenge at the Threshold of a New Phase of the Ecumenical Movement Hermann J. Pottmeyer

Vatican II Called Catholics to Active Role in Ecumenism Pope John Paul II

The Ecumenical Significance of Evangelium Vitae Paul J. Wojda

Roman Catholic Theologies of Eucharistic Communion: A Contribution to Ecumenical Conversation David N. Power

Unity in New Testament Perspective William Loader

Viewing Justification through Calvin's Eyes: An Ecumenical Experiment William M. Thompson

The Ecumenical Dimension in the Formation of Those Engaged in Pastoral Work Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Confessionalism, Ecumenism and the Christian Churches Benjamin Wood Westervelt

NCC Center for the Study of Japanese Religions in Kyoto: 35 Years of Interreligious Encounter in an Ecumenical Context Martin Repp

"Is the Ordination of Women an Ecumenical Eroblem?" Professor Dr. Anne Jensen

The Many and the One: The Interface Between Orthodox and Evangelical Protestant Hermeneutics Grant R. Osborne

The Church and the Churches: Recent Roman Catholic Ecclesial Trends Elizabeth Lord

Ecumenical Theological Developments in Asia and the Pacific John C. England

The Goal of Ecumenism Carl A. Volz

Charism in the Early Church since Rudolph Sohm: An Ecumenical Challenge Enrique Nardoni

Whither Lutheranism?... Summer 1991 issue of Word & World

Come Holy Spirit, Renew the Whole Creation: Seventh Assembly of the World Council of Churches Michael E. Putney

Come, Holy Spirit: Renew the Whole Creation: Theological Issues Arising at the Seventh Assembly of the World Council of Churches Ellen Leonard

John Wesley and the Methodist System Gordon S. Wakefield

Ecumenical Vision and Evangelical Imagination Lee E. Snook

Newman, Conversion, and Ecumenism Avery Dulles

Emerging Ecumenical Issues in Worship Horace T. Allen, Jr.

Civil Religion and the Ecumenical Endeavor Craig M. Watts

Lutherans in Dialogue: Basic Differences? Marc Kolden

Ministry, Management, and the Ecumenical Movement Gary M. Simpson

Recent Lutheran Studies Donald K. McKim

Orthodox Ecumenism and Theology: 1978-1983 Michael A. Fahey

"Leise Treten": An Irenic Ecumenical Hermeneutic Robert Kress

Unity in Faith Peter Cornwell

Current Trends: The New Ecumenism Donald Goergen, OP

Corporate Reunion: A Nineteenth-Century Dilemma Vincent Alan McClelland

Unity and Diversity: A Meditation Ladislas Örsy

The Anglican-Roman Catholic Agreed Statements and Their Reception George H. Tavard

Roman Catholic Recognition of the Augsburg Confession Richard Penaskovic

After Six Hundred Years: The Great Western Schism, Conciliarism, and Constance Thomas E. Morrissey

Intercommunion I John Coventry

Intercommunion II John Coventry

Intercommunion III John Coventry

The Church and the Churches Edward Yarnold

Orthodox Ecumenism and Theology 1970-78 Michael A. Fahey

Ecumenism and the Lack Thereof Arlene Anderson Swidler

Our Unity in Faith P. De Letter

"Ius divinum" as an Ecumenical Problem Avery Dulles

The Meaning of Ordained Priesthood in Ecumenical Dialogues Herbert J.Ryan

Faith and Order in Ghana Gerald O'Collins

Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Spirit of Ecumenism Yves Congar

Ecumenical Prospects Archbishop Michael Ramsey

The Foundation of the Church: Biblical Criticism for Ecumenical Discussion Aelred Cody

Ministry and Intercommunion: Recent Ecumenical Statements and Debates Avery Dulles

The Agreed Statement on Eucharistic Doctrine III James Quinn

Faith and Order at Louvain Avery Dulles

The Church, the Churches, and the Catholic Church Avery Dulles

Ecumenical Communication John Coventry

The Agreed Statement on Eucharistic Doctrine I James Quinn

The Agreed Statement on Eucharistic Doctrine II James Quinn

"Hierarchia Veritatum": A Preliminary Investigation George H. Tavard

Toward an Ecumenical Ecclesiology J. Robert Nelson

A Major Ecumenical Problem: Revelation, Tradition and Church Charles M. Horne, Th.D.

Martin Luther and the Bull "Exsurge Domine" Hans J. Hillerbrand

The Sacrament of Unity: Intercommunion and Some Forgotten Truths Michael Hurley

I Believe in One Church Bernard Leeming

The Spirit of Unity Ruth Slade

Intercommunion: Protestant Attitudes and Policies Toivo Harjunpaa

Principles of Intercommunion Francis J. Buckley

Ecumenism and Spirituality: A Protestant Perspective Egon W. Gerdes

Dogma as an Ecumenical Problem Avery Dulles

Lambeth '68: A Roman Catholic Theological Reflection Herbert J. Ryan

Changes in the Understanding of Luther: The Development of the Young Luther Kenneth G. Hagen

The Ninety-five Theses of Martin Luther: 1517-1967 Robert E. McNally

Martin Luther's Treatise on Indulgences Jared Wicks

A Lutheran Theologian Looks at the Ninety-five Theses in 1967 Arthur Darl Piepkorn

Historical Thought and the Reform Crisis of the Early Sixteenth Century John W. O'Malley

Current Accents in Luther Study: 1960-67 Lewis W. Spitz

The Twentieth-century Church of England: Reflections on a Recent Study Eric McDermott

Original Sin in Ecumenical Perspective Warren F. Groff

Development of Doctrine: Aid or Barrier to Christian Unity? Frederick E. Crowe

Separated Christian Churches and Communities in the Mystery of Salvation Robert E. Hunt

The Church, the synagogue, and the ecumenical movement Edward H. Flannery

Problems in a theology of ecumenism Robert McAfee Brown

Theology of ecumenism Daniel J. O'Hanlon

Communicatio in Sacris: Present Trends John Prah

Faith and Order on Unity of Doctrine William C. Topmoeller

The Orthodox Church John Meyendorff

Development of Doctrine and the Ecumenical Problem Frederick E. Crowe

The Protestant Concept of the Church: An Ecumenical Consensus Jaroslav Pelikan

Protestantism as a Catholic Concern Gustave Weigel

The Ecumenical Movement Edward F. Hanahoe

The Current Protestant Critique of Catholicism in the United States Eugene M. Burke

"Unity", "Division", "Reunion" in the light of Orthodox Ecclesiology Alexander Schmemann

The Orthodox Churches on Anglican Orders James L. Monks

Relations Between Anglicans and Orthodox: Their Theological Development James L. Monks

Co-operation: Some Further Views John Courtney Murray

Intercredal Co-operation in the Papal Documents Wilfrid Parsons

Intercredal Co-operation: Its Theory and Organization John Courtney Murray

Some Questions as to Interdenomination Co-operation John La Farge

Christian Co-operation John Courtney Murray

Co-operation with Non-Catholics: Canonical Legislation T. Lincoln Bouscaren

The Sacrament of Orders (Notes on the Ministry and the Sacraments in the Ecumenical Movement.) J. P. Haran

Church Unity and Protestant Missions Edward L. Murphy

The Full Account of Anglican Orders William H. McClellan

The One Church and Reunion Movements J. P. Haran

Problem of Reunion in Eastern Christendom A. Palmieri, O. S. A., page 467

The Lesser Eastern Churches Adrian Fortescue

The Orthodox Eastern Church Adrian Fortescue

The churches separated from Rome Mgr. L. Duchesne

Luther and His Protestant Biographers H.G. Ganss, page 582

Some Heterodoxies and Inconsistencies of Russian "Orthodoxy." Reuben Parsons, page 675

Russian Orthodoxy and the Bull on Anglican Orders John J. O'Shea, page 133

The Moral Aspects of the Question of Anglican Orders A. F. Marshall, B.A., page 1

Rome or Naturalism. Part I Augustine F. Hewit, C.S.R., page 225

Rome or Naturalism. Part II A. F. Hewit, C.S.R., page 477

The Fiction of Corporate Reunion R. A. Marshall, page 807

Controversy in High Places A.F. Marshall, page 557

Luther's Own Statements concerning His Teaching and Its Results Henry O'Connor, SJ

Essays on Various Subjects, volume 2 Nicholas Patrick Cardinal Wiseman


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Helping Omega Make Its Point: The Pitfalls and Promise of Understanding Catholics James T. Baker


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