Ecumenical & Interreligious Blog

Fr. Elias Mallon, SA writes about fasting in the three monotheistic religions in preparing for Christians’ celebrating the Holy Season of Lent.  The Anglican Inter Faith Commission begins work with a meeting in Cairo.  The relations between the Holy See and the Church in China are once again in the news. Other Vatican news items deal with reform and the new Sex abuse Committee.   Cardinal Blase Cupich’s lecture  St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. The Archbishop of Chicago speaking about Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, as “a new paradigm of Catholicity”. His lecture sharply divided the audience and it has sharply divided commentators since. But to Cupich, it was not a purely academic exercise. The message of Amoris has touched him deeply.



Fasting in Judaism, Islam and Christianity



New Anglican Inter Faith Commission begins work with meeting in Cairo



A different ‘reform of the reform’: Pope Francis and the Roman Curia


Pope Francis Names New Sex Abuse Panel Amid Criticism


Mindong Diocese goes beyond Beijing and Vatican


Quebec still scarred, one year after deadly mosque shooting





Gaza’s only power plant shuts down over fuel shortage



Other NewsGlobal response to Pope’s call to pray for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo



Framing the sex abuse crisis in light of ecclesiology and church reform