Tag: Christian unity

Presiding in charity: Ecumenical dialogue looks at pope’s role

Presiding in charity: Ecumenical dialogue looks at pope’s role

| Robert Duncan | December 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Many people, including many Catholics, believe the pope always ruled over the Catholic Church as an absolute monarch, appointing the world’s bishops and definitively settling issues of faith and morals. Yet that exercise of the papal office is comparatively new.

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Catholics with Lutheran roots join prayer for unity but oppose compromising Catholic truths

Catholics with Lutheran roots join prayer for unity but oppose compromising Catholic truths

| Susan Klemond | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

In January 1988, Elizabeth Moldenhauer prayed while on retreat at a Houston, Minnesota, Carmelite hermitage that God would heal her own brokenness, as well as the division between the Lutheran and Catholic churches. Moldenhauer, then a Lutheran living in Minneapolis, had made retreats before during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, but this time she felt the Lord calling her to become Catholic.

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