The long pontificate of John Paul II was filled with ecumenical encounters and profound gestures of love and dialogue.
More dramatic than the 400 year silence between the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury was the 1500 year silence between the Pope of Rome and the Pope of Alexandria…
Jerusalem was just the beginning… Paul VI had a similarly groundbreaking meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most. Rev. Michael Ramsey.
In January 1964 five hundred and twenty five years of silence were broken.
When it comes to celebrating the liturgy, “we should never fight.”
From the Facebook of Fr. James Martin, SJ. An Election Season Prayer God, I know that I don’t have to get angry. I don’t have to get worked up. I don’t have to get depressed. And I don’t have to throw anything at the TV. I just have to use my conscience and vote. So […]
by Elizabeth Harrington This post originally appeared at Liturgy Brisbane on December 3, 2006. I grew up in an era when the so-called ‘handicapped’ were seldom seen and certainly never heard. They were looked upon as objects of pity and recipients of charity rather than as truly human. Thank goodness things have changed and today […]
A new statue has appeared at the Vatican. Thursday at an audience, Pope Francis joined on stage by a statue of Martin Luther. This is particularly noteworthy as it comes ahead of a trip to Lund, Sweden, to commemorate the beginning of the year leading up to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. […]