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Baptists and Catholics aren’t always known for working together, but they united in a rural Kentucky church with a single-minded goal: Save the planet. And they learned one easy step you can take to slow down climate change. […] Read More

Despite increases in non-Christians being elected to the new U.S. Congress, Christian traditions still hold the majority of the 535 combined seats in the House and Senate, with Catholics and Baptists leading the pack. […] Read More

The third phase of ongoing conversations for a Baptist-Catholic joint commission has focused on collaboration as members have worked together to envision possibilities for offering a common witness. […] Read More

While the first international Baptist-Catholic dialogue did not take place until the mid-1980s, the two groups actually have been dialoguing since soon after the Second Vatican Council in the ’60s. […] Read More

When it comes to sexual abuse in the church and the cover-up by church leaders, few churches or denominations are in the clear. It’s time to ask the uncomfortable questions. Here are 4. […] Read More

During the latter part of the 20th century, as I wrote previously, Vatican II reforms and growing concerns about secularism began to draw Protestants and Catholics together. This convergence has continued into the present among ethicists from both traditions, even as important differences remain. Convergence among theologians and academics is paralleled in culture and in […] Read More

The reformers broke dramatically with the Roman Catholic Church when it came to the doctrines of salvation and ecclesiology. They did not do so with respect to ethics. In fact, in some ways, their views were closer to traditional Catholic ethical thought than they were to much of the Protestant tradition that has followed them. […] Read More

A majority (74 percent) of U.S. Protestants and Catholics support “Dreamers” receiving permanent legal status, according to a Pew Research Center report released on Jan. 19. “Dreamers” are persons brought to the U.S. as minors and who have only known the U.S. as their home. The term derives from a 2011 Congressional proposal – the […] Read More

A majority of Protestants and Catholics in the U.S. see more similarities than differences between their traditions, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. The polling in western Europe yielded more ambiguous results. While a majority of Protestants in all the surveyed nations affirmed more similarities than differences between the traditions, only in five […] Read More

“The Invisible Women: Naming and Proclaiming the Forgotten Women in Scripture and Church Law” is a book of great consequence. Through Sister Sandra Makowski’s superb writing, research and scholarship, the poor treatment of women in the Bible, lectionary and local church is brought to new light. Of course, Makowski writes from a Catholic perspective, but […] Read More