December 14th, 2012 | 0 CommentsThe talk on Vatican II that Paul DeCelles (South Bend) gave at the 2011 PTI is now available as an ebook. The Second Vatican Council: Ecumenical and Apolitical can be purchased through the Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com web sites. The price is $1.99.
August 16th, 2012 | 25 CommentsThe Vancouver/Portland branch joined with 25 churches and organizations on Saturday, August 4, in an ecumenical effort to provide free medical care to North Portland-area residents. Organizers estimate that more than 300 guests and 300 volunteers came to Roosevelt High School for the Compassion North Portland event.
October 6th, 2011 | 2 Comments | By: John Xenakis (South Bend)My understanding of ecumenism comes from my father, Christopher. He grew up in Little Greece in Downtown Chicago and was raised Greek Orthodox. (While growing up, my family had Orthodox iconic pictures of Jesus on top of our television, and grandma would walk up to them and kiss the pictures, as we tried to watch TV around her.)
October 6th, 2011 | 0 Comments | By: Harold Coulter (Servant Branch)I have been in the People of Praise here in the Twin Cities for the last 37 years first as a Presbyterian and now a Lutheran and have had many ecumenical moments. Here I will share one that relates directly to the most recent issue of Vine and Branches.
September 15th, 2011 | 0 Comments | By: Anne Brewer (South Bend)A moment that comes to mind is when I went to the hospital to visit my sister Pam Peterson (South Bend) who had been very sick for a week. I walked into her room and her husband Ken was kneeling next to her bed praying.
September 13th, 2011 | 0 Comments | By: Jill BoughtonIn 1977, our family (at that time John and Jill Boughton, Eric and eventually baby Lydia) and the Timler family (Mark and Ginny, John and Peter) shared a house for five months while the Timlers were between houses. At the time we were Catholic and they were Episcopalian, but that didn't hinder our ability to pray together and joyfully share life.
September 8th, 2011 | 3 Comments | By: Tom Duddy, Sr. (Oahu)I grew up in a traditional Catholic home in New Jersey. My parents were good church members and involved in the local parish. But by the time I was in eighth grade, I found myself asking, Is this all there is--going to church one day a week? I hoped for more, but I didn’t know what the more was.
August 29th, 2011 | 0 Comments | By: sjconnollyWelcome to our new group blog about ecumenism! If you have a story about how the community's ecumenical character has impacted your life, please get in touch with us. You can call or text us at: 574-208-3726 or email us at email@example.com . Once you contact us, we'll make arrangements to get your story up on the blog.