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Ecumenism

 'A unique moment'
History will be made today when three former Church of England bishops are ordained into the Catholic priesthood. They will become leaders of the world’s first ordinariate set up to accommodate groups of traditionalists who want to cross the Tiber while retaining their Anglican patrimony.

 40 Years Of Wcc-Roman Catholic Church Collaboration
Forty years after they set out on an ecumenical journey together, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) are celebrating their joint anniversary with a public event at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on 17 November, and reflecting on the renewal of ecumenism in the 21st century.

 A New Ecumenism
Is Rome’s Anglican Outreach A Step Backward?
The fundamental concept that has guided the Catholic Church’s participation in the ecumenical movement since the Second Vatican Council has been communion. In its Decree on Ecumenism (Unitatis redintegratio), the council departed from the preconciliar attitude of “Come home to Rome,” declaring that all who believe in Christ and have been truly baptized are already in communion with the Catholic Church.

 A Ray of that Truth which Enlightens All People
On the forty-fifth anniversary of the promulgation of Nostra aetate, the Second Vatican Council’s decree on the Church and other faiths, Isabel Smyth SND examines the origins of the declaration, the enormous impact it had on inter-faith relations, and the questions it leaves us with today.

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 Anglicanorum Coetibus "could present challenges for Anglicans and Catholics"
Three bishops from the Church of England  traveled to Rome to discuss coming into full communion with the Catholic Church.
The delegation which included the Bishop of Richborough Keith Newton, have expressed their interest in the apostolic constitution, “Anglicanorum Coetibus”, which would allow groups of Anglicans to enter the Catholic Church. Their visit comes on the heels of a conference that addressed challenges, expectations and misconceptions with the document. According to Dr. Norman Doe one of the biggest misconceptions has to do with what it will mean to join the Catholic Church.

 Anglicans expect exodus to Catholic church
The largest Anglo-Catholic group in the Church of England is expecting an exodus of thousands of Anglicans to Catholicism after a decision to ordain women as bishops without sufficient concessions to traditionalists.

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