Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184-3839
Secretariat: Ministerial Personnel
 
 

Contacts

 
 
Most Rev. Arthur Kennedy
Director
Reverend David C. Michael
Associate Director for Interreligious Relations
Dr. Vito Nicastro
Associate Director
Office: 617-746-5799

Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

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Instructions, Guidelines, Resources

Links (from the Links page)

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The traditional date for the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is January 18 - 25, to cover the days between the feast of St Peter and the feast of St Paul. We encourage you to use theofficial resource material for various opportunities throughout the year to express the degree of communion which the churches have already achieved and to pray together for that full unity which is Christ’s will. See also “A Select Bibliography of Catholic Documents and Statements on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations” especially “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification” and also “Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium

Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Periodicals List

Guidelines

There are two sets of ecumenical guidelines which may be of interest.

  1. A general set of guidelines issued by the Vatican called Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism. It is available online here.
  2. The Pastoral Guidelines concerning admission of Polish National Catholics to sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church are available here.

Additional resources:

Official Catholic ecumenical resources are available from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Publishing Office
www.usccb.org/publishing/catalog/catalog.html

Ecumenical resources from the Massachusetts Council of Churches are available here
www.masscouncilofchurches.org/resources.htm