Resources & Bibliographies


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Video (2013). An ideal tool for introducing ecumenism from a Catholic viewpoint.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. 2013. On The Path Toward Christian Unity, a 14-module video totaling just over an hour. Modules, featuring various speakers, vary in length from 3 to 4:30 minutes, except for one which runs over 8 minutes, so that you can pause between modules for questions and answers.

Periodicals on Ecumenism, Christian Unity

Ecumenical Trends is a monthly publication of the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute containing ecumenical news, documentation, and thought. Subscription price is $25.00 per year USA, $27.00 elsewhere.

The Journal of Ecumenical Studies (JES), Affiliated with the North American Academy of Ecumenists (N.A.A.E.)

Notable diocesan resources

US-based Catholic Ecumenical experts

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  • Fr. John Crossin, OSFS, Executive Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs, US Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Fr. Ernest Falardeau, SSS, S.T.D. Was past president of the National Association of Diocesan Ecumenical Officers as well as a past president of the North American Academy of Ecumenists.
  • Sister Lorelei Fuchs, SA, S.T.D. President, North American Academy of Ecumenists. Served until 2006 as an associate director of the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, and on many national and global dialogues.
  • [Brother Jeffrey Gros, FSC, Ph.D. Served 10 years as director of Faith and Order for the National Council of Churches and then 14 years as associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Deceased August 12, 2013. Many tributes from ecumenical organizations and leaders.]
  • Fr. James Kane, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, NY. Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.
  • Fr. James Loughran, SA, and his colleagues at the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute
  • Monsignor John A. Radano. From 1984-2008, he served in the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (the Vatican) and participated in many dialogues with other world Christian communions, including those with Lutherans, Reformed, Baptists, Mennonites, Classical Pentecostals and Evangelicals.
  • Fr. Don Rooney, President, Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers
  • Fr. Thomas Ryan, CSP, Director, Paulist Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations since 2000, and prior to that worked at the Montreal-based Canadian Centre for Ecumenism for 14 years.
  • Fr. Alexei Smith, Vice President, Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers
  • Sister Susan K. Wood, SCL, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Theology, Marquette University.  She served on the U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, the U. S. Roman Catholic-Orthodox Theological Consultation, the conversation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Baptist World Alliance, and the International Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue.

Bibliographical resources 

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Books on Ecumenism and Christian Unity currently available

Selected articles and blogs about Ecumenism, Christian Unity (Disclaimer: By listing these resources from different sources, I do not necessarily agree with everything listed here)

Seven Markers on the Road to Christian Unity. By Father John Crossin, executive director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. January 18, 2013.

The Goal of Ecumenism: Why and How to be OneJesus Dust (a blog), 1-26-2008

Building Bridges Between Orthodox and Catholic Christians. The Catholic World Report, May 01, 2013: An interview with Archimandrite Robert Taft, SJ, prominent Byzantine liturgical theologian and lifelong healer of Christian relations between East and West. By Christopher B. Warner

Evangelicals and Catholics In Conversation | Interview with Dr. Brad Harper | by Carl E. Olson, Ignatius Insight, November 20, 2006. Evangelicals and Catholics in Conversation, 2 | Part Two of an Interview with Dr. Brad Harper | by Carl E. Olson, Ignatius Insight, March 15, 2007

Note: These external bibliographies may contain broken links as some of the pages they refer to no longer exist.