Archive for March 2011

Russian Orthodox Church Ready for Dialogue With UGCC

Mar 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

In his congratulation Metropolitan Hilarion expressed the hope that the Russian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic Churches can “gradually resolve acute and painful problems that accumulated over the years to the [better] welfare and prosperity of the Ukrainian people,” stating that “the Moscow Patriarchate is ready to develop constructive discussions with the [Ukrainian] Catholic Church … […]



Metropolitan Hilarion Calls for Strategic Alliance With Rome

Mar 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

The Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church should accept each other not as rivals, but first and foremost as allies, working to protect the rights of Christians, said “the Lavrov of the Church”, head of the ROC’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, while speaking at the International Christian Congress […]



Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Mar 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Today we celebrate the central event in the whole of human history: the Incarnation of the Second Person of the most Holy Trinity, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, nine months before His nativity. On this day, God fulfilled the promise He had made in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:15) that He would […]



Russian Orthodox Official Lauds Improved Catholic-Orthodox Relations

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

Calling for a “strategic alliance” in which Catholic and Orthodox believers act as “allies,” the Russian Orthodox Church’s chief ecumenical officer lauded the “real positive results in normalization of Orthodox-Catholic relations in recent years.” Read the whole story here.



The Recent Rise in Lutheran Conversions

Mar 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

Over the past several years, an increasing number of Lutheran theologians have joined the Church’s ranks, some of whom now teach at Catholic colleges and universities. They include, but are not limited to: Paul Quist (2005), Richard Ballard (2006), Paul Abbe (2006), Thomas McMichael, Mickey Mattox, David Fagerberg, Bruce Marshall, Reinhard Hutter, Philip Max Johnson, […]



Vatican: Patriarch Kirill and Pope Benedict Will Eventually Meet

Mar 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

Moscow, March 18, Interfax -Meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is not actual for the both sides, the Vatican says. “The meeting is not in the agenda. Both the Holy Father and His Holiness wish this meeting took place, but it should be thoroughly prepared,” Cardinal Kurt Koch, […]



Catholic Church to Welcome Record Numbers in England

Mar 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

A record number of people in England and Wales will be received into the Catholic Church in Holy Week and Easter. Over 4,700 people took part in Rite of Election ceremonies in dioceses around England and Wales last weekend, marking a bumper year of new faithful, both catechumens and candidates for reception. The number was […]



4,700 to Become Catholic in England; Twenty Percent are Former Anglicans

Mar 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

London, England, Mar 15, 2011 / 08:57 pm (CNA).- About 900 prospective members of the new ordinariate, including 61 former Anglican clergy, prepared for their reception into the Catholic Church in England and Wales over the weekend. Read the rest of the story here.



Another Anglican Parish to Join Catholic Church

Mar 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

Fr Grieves said: “The majority of people want to take advantage of this. “This is growing every week. Every week we see more people coming forward.” St James the Great, in Albert Hill, Darlington, has been an Anglo-Catholic church for more than 100 years. Read the whole story here.



Catholic-Anglican Dialogue Focuses on Common Ground & Divergences

Mar 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

WASHINGTON—The sixty-sixth meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States (ARC-USA) took place at the Washington Retreat House in Washington, October 26 and 27. Bishop Thomas Breidenthal of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio and Bishop Ronald P. Herzog of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana, co-chaired the meeting. It marked […]