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By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Oct 17, 2017

This week brings the sad news that a Cistercian monastery in Germany, founded in 1134, will soon be closed. There aren’t enough monks to keep the venerable institution going.

And in other news, across the country in Ravensburg, as part of an ecumenical festival, a Catholic pastor has issued an invitation to Protestant neighbors to join in Communion.

Do you see any connection?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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