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

Greetings to All:

Now that the Easter celebrations are past we can turn back a bit to the National Workshop on Christian Unity which took place the Third Week of Lent.  

I’m familiar with many of you having served as president of CADEIO from 2010-2016, and was re-elected at the recent NWCU.  I very much look forward to our work together in this next term, establishing/re-establishing relationships and sharing the mission of unity and understanding.

But first, we are introducing flocknote as a mode of CADEIO communications in the hopes of staying in better contact with each other.  You have received an invitation to join by email.

Please respond, set up your password and you will enter the dialogue.
Flocknote is also grouped according to region, so you will be able to contact directly all those who are in your region, especially your region rep to CADEIO.

Don Rooney

President of U.S. Bishops’ Statement on the Synagogue Shooting in Poway, California

April 28, 2019

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on the deadly shooting that has taken place at Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego.  

Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows:

“I, along with my brother bishops, am greatly saddened and deeply concerned over the news that another house of worship has been subjected to violence.  This assault, which occurred on the last day of Passover, is the second shooting in a U.S. synagogue within six months.  Our country should be better than this; our world should be beyond such acts of hatred and anti-Semitism. This attack joins an all too long list of attacks against innocent people, people of all faiths, who only want to gather and to pray. It is a contradiction, a perverting of their teachings to believe that Christianity, Judaism, or Islam would condone such violence.  Unfortunately, both in the past and today, too many preach such hatred in the name of God. This cannot be abided; it must end.   

Our prayers today are for the victims of this shooting, and for the Jewish community of Poway, California, placing our trust and our hope in ‘the Lord [who] is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those whose spirit is crushed’” (Ps 34:19).