Anglican-Catholic dialogue enters new phase
Catholic World News - February 04, 2011
The official dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion-- the Anglican – Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC)-- will begin a new round of conversations in May, according to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
The first phase of dialogue (ARCIC I), begun following the Second Vatican Council, focused on the sacraments and the Church and concluded in 1982. The second phase (ARCIC II), which focused on the Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary, issued its last document in 2004.
ARCIC III, mandated by Pope Benedict and Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury in 2009, will begin its work in May in Bose, Italy. “The task of this third phase of ARCIC will be to consider fundamental questions regarding the ‘Church as Communion - Local and Universal,’ and ‘How in communion the Local and Universal Church comes to discern right ethical teaching,’” according to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Among the eight Catholic participants in ARCIC III are Auxiliary Bishop Arthur Kennedy of Boston and Janet Smith, the moral theologian renowned for her fidelity to Catholic teaching on contraception.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($13,688 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!