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Registration is open for the 2020 Interreligious Institute

Our 2020 Institute will convene in Washington D.C. at Theological College Tuesday evening, July 7 and run until noon Tuesday, July 14. Our team of teachers and guides is being formed by Dr. John Borelli and will be announced soon. We are meeting over a weekend in order to allow for local visits to a Mosque on Friday, to a synagogue on Saturday and Hindu temple on Sunday.

Everything depends on your joining us! Tell your bishop about this opportunity; they have been mailed electronically about this, but it probably was only a blip on their screen. Please communicate this important invitation to all who are involved in interreligious work: diocesan staff in Catholic Charities and refugee resettlement, counselors, multicultural and justice and peace commissions. Click here for a registration form! Thanks.

“They showed us unusual kindness…”

Homily for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

Fr. Don Rooney

Hospitality is where it all begins, isn’t it? Three strangers suddenly come to Abraham and Sarah’s house, at this point very advanced in years. Abraham immediately greets them and makes them feel welcome, and they prepare a meal for the visitors. By this hospitality the fulfillment of the already-promised descendants and lands is made known, as one of the three informs Sarah she will have a child within a year’s time, because nothing is too marvelous for the LORD to do… (Click here for full text)

2020 Summer Institute for Interreligious Leadership

Now is the time to save the date for our Summer Institute for Interreligious Leadership! Be sure to take advantage of CADEIO’s ongoing formation for diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers and the people who work with you.

We will gather July 8-14, 2020, at Theological College at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.  The conference cost will be capped per participant at $999, and CADEIO will cover any expenses above that cost. This would not include travel.  We are still working on the schedule of topics, venues and speakers, and will get that to you as soon as we are able.  Our objective at present is to get the date on your calendars to ensure a robust participation from the Association.


Please contact your bishops if needed and ask for their support with any chancery personnel who have regular ecumenical/interreligious relationships (multicultural offices, Catholic Charities services and outreach, etc.).


This is why we exist:  to assist you and yours to accomplish the work of full visible communion and interreligious understanding through dialogue.

CADEIO will send a brochure and cover letter from the Committee Chair, Bishop Bambera in all the bishops’ December packets to start getting the good news out about CADEIO.

If you have any questions, always call me or email:  cell 703-309-8719; email frdonrooney@stbernpar.org