December 10, 2009

Presenter: Brian Daley, S.J., Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

In its Decree on Ecumenism, the Second Vatican Council identified the restoration of Christian unity as a primary concern, emphasizing the special ties of sacraments, theology, and spirituality that hold the Catholic and Orthodox Churches in unique closeness.   This lecture reflects on the progress of this ecumenical dialogue in the U.S. since its official beginning in 1965.  This dialogue is a sobering yet hopeful commentary on a practical aspect of preaching and living the Gospel, acknowledging divisions, as well as the possibility of moving beyond them.    

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and The Church in the 21st Century Center