- USCCB President Addresses Israeli, Palestinian Presidents (05-010)
January 14, 2005
Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, this week told the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority that leaders of the Catholic Church from around the world will continue to work for a just peace in the Holy Land.
- The Challenge Of Mixed Marriage In American Life Is Major Topic Of U.S. Catholic-Jewish Consultation Committee (04-237)
November 29, 2004
The challenge of mixed marriage in American life—and how the communities are responding to its problems and possibilities both for the couples and for the raising of children—was the major topic of discussion at the semi-annual meeting of the U.S. Catholic-Jewish Consultation Committee.
- Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops Holds 21st Meeting (04-218)
November 4, 2004
The Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops held its twenty-first meeting from October 5 to 7 in St. Andrew Memorial Church at the Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolia Center in South Bound Brook, New Jersey. It was chaired jointly by Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb of Mobile and Bishop Seraphim of Ottawa and All Canada of the Orthodox Church in America.
- Midwest Regional Dialogue Of Christians And Muslims Meets To Discuss 'Values And Virtues: Living Our Faiths In A Changing America,' October 12-13 (04-215)
October 29, 2004
At a time of considerable uncertainty and even anxiety over the role of religion in American society, the Midwest Regional Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims renewed its commitment to annual substantive meetings at the headquarters of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Plainfield, Indiana. Catholics and Muslims face challenges from the rest of American society in the area of virtues and values.
- North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Continues Reflection On Primacies And Conciliarity (04-211)
October 28, 2004
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation continued its reflection on primacies and conciliarity in the two churches when it met at St. Paul's College here from October 21 to 23, 2004. The meeting – the 67th since the Consultation was founded in 1965 – was co-chaired by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of Cincinnati and Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh.
- Polish National Catholic-Roman Catholic Dialogue Covers Many Issues (04-202)
October 21, 2004
The Polish National Catholic – Roman Catholic dialogue met at San Pedro Retreat Center in Orlando, Florida, on September 16 and 17, 2004. This was the first meeting since October 2003 because the session scheduled for March 2004 had to be cancelled because of technical difficulties.
- United Methodist-Catholic Dialogue Continues Its Work On Text Concerning The Nature Of The Church (04-197)
October 20, 2004
The eighth meeting of the sixth round of the United Methodist- Catholic Dialogue met here recently to continue drafting a document entitled The Church in Each Place and in All Places.
- Dialogue, Cooperation Among Religions Contribute To Unity (04-176)
September 15, 2004
Collaboration among religious communities can contribute to the eradication of racism, xenophobia, and nationalism in civil society, a U.S. Cardinal told a conference of European and North American officials this week.
- Evangelization Was Main Topic Of This Year's Session Of Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation (04-115)
June 16, 2004
Evangelization was the main topic of this year's session of the Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation. The meeting took place on June 7 and 8 at the Passionist Spiritual Center in Bronx, New York, under the co-chairmanship of Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany and Very Rev. Chorbishop John Meno of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch.
- North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Evaluates Reactions To Agreed Statement On Filioque; Plans Focus Of Next Stage Of Reflection (04-113)
June 15, 2004
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation evaluated reactions to its Agreed Statement on the Filioque and decided to focus the next stage of its reflection on conciliarity/synodality and primacies in their churches when it met at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, from June 1-3, 2004. The meeting was co-chaired by Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh and Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of Cincinnati.
- Delegation of Prominent Jewish, Christian and Muslim Leaders Delivers Urgent Appeal to Secretary of State Powell for Immediate U.S. Reengagement on the Road Map to Peace (04-102)
June 2, 2004
In an unprecedented united interreligious intiative, leaders pledge nationwide efforts with their constituents in support of renewed vigorous engagement by the Bush Administration in pursuing full implementation of the Road Map to Peace in the Middle East.
- Consultation Committee Discusses Catholic-Jewish Relations In The Aftermath Of The Passion Of The Christ (04-094)
May 19, 2004
Representatives at the semi-annual meeting of the Catholic-Jewish Consultation Committee discussed their respective views of The Passion of the Christ as well as Catholic-Jewish relations in the aftermath of the film.
- Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Finalizes Text on The Church as Koinonia of Salvation (04-082)
May 3, 2004
The final meeting of the Tenth Round of the Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue in the United States met April 22 – 25 at St. John's Cathedral, Milwaukee, WI. The principal task of the meeting was to finalize a text on The Church as Koinonia of Salvation: Its Structures and Ministries.
- Walking God's Paths, Videos and DVD on Christian-Jewish Relations, Available from USCCB (04-079)
April 29, 2004
Walking God's Paths, a series of short videos and DVDs on Christian-Jewish relations over the centuries, is now available from USCCB Publishing.
- Meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the U.S. Is Held; On-Going Projects and Studies Discussed (04-066)
April 13, 2004
The fifty sixth meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States (ARC-USA) met March 25-28 at St. Paul's College here. This Consultation had its beginning in September, 1965. At this meeting Roman Catholic Archbishop William F. Levada of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Episcopal Bishop Edwin F. Gulick of the Diocese of Kentucky co-chaired the Consultation that is composed of theologians and scholars, both laity and clergy.
- Methodists, Catholics Begin Drafting Report for the Churches (04-062)
April 1, 2004
The United Methodist-Roman Catholic Dialogue met at the Washington Retreat House, March 22-24. After several years of historical, theological and biblical research on the theme The Church in Each Place and in All Places, the members of the dialogue have begun to draft a report for the churches as a result of their work.
- Delegates of Catholic Church, Orthodox Judaism, Share Concerns Over Situation in Middle East, Resolve to Work Together for Peaceful Solution
March 12, 2004
A sharing of concerns over the tragic situation in the Middle East and a joint resolve to work for a peaceful and just solution for all involved, both Jews and Palestinians, was a major topic of discussion at a recent meeting of delegates of the Catholic Church and Orthodox Judaism.
- Second Annual Northern California Chan.Zen-Catholic Dialogue Held in Burlingame, CA (04-047)
March 10, 2004
Catholic and Buddhist priests, monastics, teachers and community leaders have participated in the second of an anticipated four annual dialogues. The series is sponsored by the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, the San Francisco Zen Center, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
- Cardinal Keeler Hails Establishment of Joint Russian Orthodox-Roman Catholic Working Group (04-032)
February 24, 2004
Cardinal William Keeler hailed reports from Moscow about conversations between representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Holy See. In a statement, the Cardinal cited the establishment of a joint Russian Orthodox-Roman Catholic working group that will examine the questions that have prevented the development of normal fraternal relations.
- Bishops' Committee Issues Collection of Documents on `The Bible, The Jews, and The Death of Jesus' (04-024)
February 11, 2004
The Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs (BCEIA) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is publishing a collection of key documents of Catholic teaching on the Church's relationship to the Jews and its opposition to anti-Semitism.
- Midwest Dialogue Of Catholics And Muslims Concludes Work On Study Of Revelation (03-250)
December 31, 2003
The Mid-Atlantic Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims, sponsored by the Islamic Society of North America, Plainfield, Indiana, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Washington, DC, has finished a sixty-five page study resulting from discussion over an eight-year period.
- Muslim-Catholic Dialogue on West Coast Issues Report on Spirituality (03-248)
December 30, 2003
Agreeing that their dialogue "provides a window of opportunity to develop a better understanding of one another as individuals, as religious peoples, and as companions on the journey that leads to God," the West Coast Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims has issued a thirty-page report: Friends And Not Adversaries: A Catholic-Muslim Spiritual Journey.
- U.S. Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Meets in Baltimore (03-242)
December 12, 2003
Delegates of the National Council of Synagogues and the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs met at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, December 11.
- Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Meets to Finalize Document On The Church As Koinonia Of Salvation: Its Structures and Ministries (03-239)
December 9, 2003
Finalizing a text on the long-awaited study of The Church as Koinonia of Salvation: its Structures and Ministries was the primary task of the recent meeting of the Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue in the United States. This extensive study will be completed and made public next April, in Milwaukee.
- Thirty-Two Prominent National Jewish, Christian and Muslim Leaders Join Together to Launch Unprecedented Initiative for Peace in the Middle East (03-233)
December 2, 2003
Cardinals William H. Keeler of Baltimore and Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington and Bishop Wilton Gregory, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, were among 32 of the nation's most prominent Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders today in announcing a new collaborative effort to mobilize broad public support for active and determined U.S. leadership in pursuit of peace among Israel, the Palestinians and Arab states.
- Dialogue Between Roman Catholic Church And Polish National Catholic Church Holds Fall Session (03-230)
November 25, 2003
The dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Polish National Catholic Church held its fall session in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 29 and 30, 2003.
- Their Churches' Relationship with Islam is Main Theme of the Meeting of the Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops (03-209)
November 4, 2003
The Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops met for the twentieth time from October 7 to 9, 2003.
- North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Issues Agreed Statement on Filioque, a Question that Divided the Two Communions for Many Centuries (03-207)
October 28, 2003
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation concluded a four-year study of the Filioque on October 25, when it unanimously adopted an agreed text on this difficult question that has divided the two communions for many centuries.
- United Methodist-Catholic Dialogue Continues To Explore The Church In Each Place And In All Places (03-206)
October 22, 2003
The United Methodist-Catholic Dialogue continued work on the theme of The Church in Each Place and in All Places, at an Oct. 2-5 meeting at St. Paul's College here.
- Delegation of U.S. Catholic Bishops Fosters Contacts with Armenian Apostolic Church; Impressed by Resilience of the Christian Faith of the Armenian People in Face of Adversity (03-177)
September 4, 2003
At the invitation of His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, a delegation of Catholic bishops from the United States was in Armenia from August 27 to September 3, 2003.
- Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Chairman Issues 'Reflection' on Recent Episcopal Church Decisions (03-166)
August 11, 2003
Bishop Stephen Blaire, Chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, said the recent decisions made at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States "have serious implications in the search for Christian unity and for the work of our bilateral Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue in the United States."
- Deacons Focus of Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation, June 9-10,
in New Rochelle, New York (03-133)
June 26, 2003
The annual meeting of the Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation took place at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, NY, June 9 and 10, 2003.
- North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Holds 64th Meeting; Continues Its Study of Filioque Question (03-120)
June 12, 2003
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation held its 64th meeting from May 27 to 29, 2003, at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary in Crestwood, New York.
- Ecumenical and Interreligious Committee Responds To News Report (03-119)
June 11, 2003
At the request of the Chairman of the Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, the Department for Communications is issuing the following clarifying statement.
- Mid-Atlantic Dialogue of Catholics, Muslims Holds Sixth Annual Meeting (03-089)
April 16, 2003
The Mid-Atlantic Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims held its sixth annual meeting April 8-9. Focusing the first afternoon on current events, participants shared their thoughts and feelings on the impact of the war in Iraq and the overall war on terrorism on their lives.
- Dr. Eugene Fisher Named by Pope as Consultor to Holy See's Commission For Religious Relations with the Jews (03-083)
April 11, 2003
Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, Associate Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has received from Pope John Paul II his fifth quinquennial appointment as Consultor to the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.
- Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue Begins (03-076)
April 1, 2003
Catholics and Buddhists brought together by Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, the San Francisco Zen Center, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) met March 20-23, 2003.
- U. S. Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation Agrees To a Response to The Gift Of Authority (03-075)
April 1, 2003
Meeting from March 27-30, 2003, members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States (ARC-USA) concluded their discussion of The Gift of Authority and agreed to a response that listed certain strengths of the document.
- Bishops Study Islam and Catholic-Muslim Relations (03-060)
March 17, 2003
Twelve Catholic bishops inaugurated the interreligious institute for bishops at a three-day program on Islam and Catholic-Muslim relations, March 10-13, 2003.
- Muslim-Catholic Dialogue on West Coast Holds Fourth Meeting (03-056)
March 10, 2003
Beginning in 2000, a group of Catholic and Muslim leaders has gathered each February at the Center for Spiritual Development, near St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange, California.
- United Methodist-Catholic Dialogue Discusses Understanding of Church, Relationship to Each Other (03-007)
January 13, 2003
The United Methodist Catholic Dialogue met December 9-11, 2002 at St. Paul's College, Washington, DC. This was the fourth meeting on the theme The Church in Each Place and in All Places.
- U.S. Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation Continues Discussion of "The Gift of Authority," Other Projects (02-245)
November 27, 2002
Meeting from September 12-15, 2002, members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States (ARC-USA) concluded an in-depth discussion of The Gift of Authority, the last document released by the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission.
- North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Holds First Meeting in Canada (02-241)
November 20, 2002
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has met for the first time in Canada. It convened at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario, from October 31 to November 2, 2002, under the auspices of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).
- Polish National Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Hold Fall Session (02-239)
November 15, 2002
The fall session of the dialogue between the Polish National Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Church took place at the PNCC National Church Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on October 23 and 24, 2002.
- Understanding of Primacy, and Current Issues, Are Among Topics at Meeting of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops (02-209)
October 21, 2002
The Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops held its 19th meeting in Chicago, Illinois, from October 8 to 10, 2002, under the auspices of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of America. It was chaired jointly by Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh and Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb of Mobile.
- Interchurch Delegation from United States Visits Armenia (02-167)
August 29, 2002
An interchurch delegation from the United States was in Armenia from August 22 to 25, 2002.
- Diocesan and Religious Representatives Attend Institute on Islam and C atholic-Muslim Relations (02-149)
July 26, 2002
To improve their understanding of Islam and their skills in relations with Muslims, twenty-five diocesan and religious community representatives for ecumenical and interreligious relations participated in the Advanced Institute on Islam and Catholic-Muslim Relations, July 17-23, 2002.
- Church-State Relations Discussed at Meeting of United States Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation (02-122)
June 24, 2002
Church-state relations was the main theme of this year's meeting of the United States Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation.
- Meeting of North American Orthodox-catholic Theological Consultation Held (02-114)
June 20, 2002
The sixty-second meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation met at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA, June 3-5, 2002, for their spring session.
- Ecumenical Partners Offer Encouragement for Bishops' Efforts (02-108)
June 7, 2002
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has gratefully received a public statement of support from fifteen ecumenical partners, American Christian denominations with episcopal church structures.
- Bishops Welcome Nuclear Treaty, Urge Further Action on Nuclear Disarmament (02-100)
May 28, 2002
The signing of the nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia Friday is a welcome step but must be seen as "one of many steps that must be taken" toward a global ban on nuclear weapons.
- Catholic Ecumenists and Their Ecumenical Partners Gather in Dialogue (02-098)
May 28, 2002
The National Workshop on Christian Unity and the National Association of Diocesan Ecumenical Officers met in Cleveland, Ohio May 20-23.
- Communion, Structures, Discussed by United Methodist, Catholic Dialogue (02-089)
May 14, 2002
The understanding of the Church as communion in their two traditions and the structures that serve that communion were discussed in the third meeting of the sixth round of the United Methodist, Roman Catholic Dialogue.
- Bishop Cites Link Between Pope's Planned Assisi Meeting and Ecumenical, Interreligious Services in U.S. (02-015)
January 15, 2002
The Chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs said Pope John Paul II's January 24 meeting with leaders of the world's religions in Assisi will coincide with the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and with various ecumenical observances in this country related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- Bishops' Conference President Welcomes Israeli Decision on Nazareth Mosque (02-010)
January 9, 2002
Bishop Wilton D. Gregory of Belleville (IL), President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, today welcomed the decision of the Israeli government to find an alterative location for a proposed mosque in Nazareth.
- Midnight Mass, Urbi et Orbi Blessing to Be Broadcast Worldwide From Vatican (01-217)
December 31, 2001
TV coverage of Midnight Mass from St. Peter's Basilica and the Christmas Day Urbi et Orbi (To the City and the World) blessing of Pope John Paul II will be provided for worldwide distribution by RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, in cooperation with the Vatican Television Center and coordinated by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
- National Council of Synagogues, BCEIA, Issue Joint Reflection on the Events of September 11th (01-216)
December 6, 2001
The National Council of Synagogues and the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs have issued a "Joint Reflection on the events of September 11."
- United Methodists, Catholics Hold Timely Round of Dialogues (01-204)
November 21, 2001
The second meeting of the sixth round of the United Methodist Catholic Dialogue met at St. Paul's College, Washington, DC, November 9 to 12.
- Polish National Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Hold Fall Session (01-189)
November 2, 2001
The fall session of the dialogue between the Polish National Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Church took place at the PNCC National Church Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on October 24 and 25, 2001.
- Orthodox-Catholic Consultation Continues In-Depth Study of Procession of The Holy Spirit (01-181)
October 23, 2001
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation continued its in-depth study of the procession of the Holy Spirit at its 61st meeting, held at Saint Paul's College here from October 11 to 13.
- Baptist Catholic Dialogue Concluding (01-180)
October 22, 2001
In October, the cochairs of the Southern Baptist-Catholic Conversation announced the ending of the current round of formal Conversations between these two communities.
- Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops Holds Eighteenth Meeting in Milwaukee (01-179)
October 17, 2001
The Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops held its eighteenth meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from October 2 to 4, 2001. It was hosted by Archbishop Rembert Weakland, the Catholic Co-Chairman of the Committee.