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Slide show by Brother Jeffrey Gros, FSC on Pope John Paul II's ecumenical document, Ut Unum Sint. Used with permission.

Slide show by Brother Jeffrey Gros, FSC on Pope John Paul II's ecumenical document, Ut Unum Sint. Used with permission.

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    • 1. Ut Unum SintOn Commitment to Ecumenism
    • 2. Order of the EncyclicalCatholic CommitmentFruits to DateFuture Hopes
    • 3. I THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S COMMITMENT TO ECUMENISMIntroduction 1 - 4Way of Ecumenism: Way of the Church 7-14Renewal and Conversion 15- 17Importance of Doctrine 18 -20Primacy of Prayer 21 - 27
    • 4. Introduction Martyrs Conversion or Heart Purification of Memories Conversion of Peter / Duty of Bishop of Rome
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    • 6. Catholic Identity catholic faith faith of the church through the ages the faith we share with Protestants and Orthodox Divisions vs differences VS sectarianism indifferentism
    • 7. DIRECTORY FOR THE APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES AND NORMS ON ECUMENISM Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity 1993
    • 8. Way of the Chur chRemorse and Responsibility for DivisionChrist / Unity / Church“subsists in”
    • 9. Vatican II Sacraments in Other ChurchesAll of these [sacred elements], which come from Christ and lead back to him, belong by right tothe one church of Christ. The separated brethren also carry out many of the sacred actions of the Christian religion. Undoubtedly, in many ways that vary according to the conditions of each church or community, these actions can truly engender a life of grace and can be rightly described as capable of providing access to the community of salvation. (Vatican II 1965)
    • 10. • I count among the most important results of the ecumenical dialogues the insight that the issue of the eucharist cannot be narrowed to the problem of validity. Even a theology oriented to the concept of succession, such as that which holds in the Catholic and in the Orthodox church, need not in any way deny the salvation-granting presence of the Lord in a Lutheran Lords Supper.• (Ratzinger 1993)
    • 11. Role of Doctrine Religious Liberty Integrity of the Faith Inculturation All Faithful / All Disciplines Not Appendix / Organic to
    • 12. Natur e of Dialogue # 28-38  Personal Dignity Exchange of Gifts Reciprocity / Truth : Hierarchy of Truths Local Structures Examination of Conscience / Confidence Sinful Structures
    • 13. •Ecumenical Dialogue 28 - 30• Local Dialogue 31 - 32• Dialogue as Examination of Conscience• Dialogue as Means of Resolving Disagreements
    • 14. Dialogue Goals Full Communion Mutual Understanding Pastoral Ethical Issues
    • 15. DialoguesGoal: full visible unity Polish National Catholic Eastern Orthodox Oriental Orthodox (Assyrian Church of the East)
    • 16. World Council of Churches
    • 17. Dialogues Goal: full visible unity Episcopal (ARCUSA) Lutheran (ELCA, LC-MS observing) United Methodist Presbyterian/Reformed Reformed Church in America, Presbyterian, Christian Reformed United Church of Christ Faith and Order, NCC (Pentecostal Churches, Peace Churches, Black Churches +)
    • 18. Dialogues Goal: Mutual Under standing United States Southern Baptist Convention Holy See Baptist World Alliance Mennonites Pentecostals World Evangelical Alliance
    • 19. Order of the EncyclicalCatholic CommitmentFruits to DateFuture Hopes
    • 20. II THE FRUITS OF DIALOGUE•Brotherhood Rediscovered 41 -42• Solidarity in Service 43• Together in Worship and Word 44 -46• Appreciating Other Christians’ Gifts 47 -48• Growth of Communion 49
    • 21. SolidarityChristian Churches Together USASeparated Brethren Fellow Christians
    • 22. Contribution of Worship Biblical Renewal Liturgical Convergence Sacramental Convergence Sacramental Sharing
    • 24.  Churches of the East 59 - 51 Resuming Contacts 52 - 54 Sister Churches 55 - 58 Progress in Dialogue 59 - 61 Ancient Churches of the East 62 - 63
    • 25. Mary the Mother of God
    • 26. Churches and Ecclesial Communities of the West 64 -70 Ecclesial Relations 71 – 73Achievements of Cooperation 74 - 76
    • 27. Reformation Churches Common Baptism & Western Heritage Defectus and Fullness of . Eucharistic Mystery Ecumenical Movement & Peace with Catholic
    • 28. National Council of Churche Pilgrimage
    • 29. Order of the EncyclicalCatholic CommitmentFruits to DateFuture Hopes
    • 30. III WHAT IS THE FUTURE DIRECTION ?Continuing and DeepeningDialogue 77 -79Reception of Results 80 -81Spiritual Ecumenism 82 -85Catholic Contribution to Unity 86 -87
    • 31. Lutheran Catholic Declaratio
    • 32. Canterbury Pilgrimage
    • 33. RECEPTION (80) Results Achieved Common Heritage Whole People of God Critical Process Magisterium Definitive Judgment
    • 34. Lutheran Catholic Declaration
    • 35. Spiritual Ecumenism Conversion Repentance Bonds of Communion Constant Reform Common Martyrs HolinessWork of the Holy Spirit
    • 36. Ministry of the Pope 88 - 96Communion with Rome 97Unity and Evangelization 98 - 99EXORTATION 100 - 103
    • 37. Pentecostal Dialoguein Latin America
    • 38. “Patient andFraternal Dialogue”
    • 39. Principles1) Celebration of full communion achieved2) Means of buildingup the communion ofthe Church
    • 40.  “Grave and pressing need” … means a condition in which being deprived of the Eucharist would, in the judgment of a reasonable person, cause someone to experience a significant sense of deprivation… more than casual…
    • 41. When other Christiansrequest communion…efforts should bemade to determinethat their beliefs aresubstantially the sameas Catholic beliefs…
    • 42.  Communion should not to be withheld at the time of distribution… this circumstance should be dealt with on another occasion in an appropriately pastoral way.
    • 43. Manifesting Catholic faith in the sacrament means that approximately the same knowledge and faith should be required of a Catholic in similar
    • 44. Being properly disposed means being in a good relationship with God or, if not, taking whatever steps are necessary to return to a good relationship with God.
    • 45. invitations to receive the Eucharist at their table may not be accepted by Catholics, we should try to make it clear that our actions flow from a different perspective on the Eucharist and do not represent disdain on our part for their service.
    • 46. In like manner, it should be made clear that our inability to extend an invitation to receive communion at our table does not intend to imply an attitude of superiority on our part.
    • 47. Mutual HelpNecessaryand SufficientBasis
    • 48. KEY EVENTS 1948 World Council, Amsterdam 1954 Father George Tavard attends WCC 1957 Fathers John Sheerin and Gustav Weigle attend Faith and Order 1960 Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher visits
    • 49.  1961 Vatican sends official observers to World Council in New Delhi, Second Vatican Council receives ecumenical observers 1963 Catholics participate in Faith and Order meeting 1964 Pope Paul VI meets Patriarch Athenagoras in Jerusalem Conciliar Decrees on NonChristian Religions, Ecumenism and Religious Liberty 1965 Pope Paul and Patriarch Athenagoras lift condemnations of 1054
    • 50.  1966 Common Declaration of a Pope with Archbishop of Canterbury beginning the Anglican Roman Catholic Dialogue, other dialogues Lutheran, Methodist, Reformed, began. 1967 Pope Paul visits the Patriarch in Istanbul 1968 Catholic Church joins World Council Faith and Order Commission (NCCB joins National Council Faith and Order) 1969 Pope Paul VI visits the offices of the World Council, Geneva
    • 51.  1975 The World Council publishes its Conciliar Fellowship discription of the unity of the Chruch 1982 The Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission publishes a Final Report Pope John Paul II visits Canterbury Cathedral with Archbishop Robert Runcie 1987 Holy See responds to the World Council Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry 1991 Holy See responds to the Anglican Roman Catholic Final Report
    • 52.  1993 Papacy introduced into the World Council of Churches’ Faith and Order discussions. Holy See publishes Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism 1994 Cardinal Cassidy announces “no further work necessasry” on Anglican Roman Catholic agreements on Eucharist and ordained ministsry 1995 Pope John Paul, Ut Unum Sint
    • 53. 1998 Holy See publishes The EcumenicalDimension in the Formation of PastoralWorkers1999 Joint Declaration on Justification byFaith signed by the Holy See and theLutheran World Federation
    • 54. Two Mistakes Differences not important. . . Differences too difficult to be overcome . . . All Catholics must be involved if this