Less than two weeks and counting ’til Chicago Regional Meeting

The registration deadline for the March 14-15 Regional Meeting in Chicago with Fr. John Crossin and Fr. Don Rooney is the end of this week.  If you were planning to come and you have not yet registered, please make sure you do so quickly as rooms are short and we are making plans for meals and refreshments.  We will video record the Meetings for posterity, so don’t miss our gathering! Click here to register\n\nGo to our website, www.cadeio.org to register for this, for the National Workshop on Christian Unity the last week in April, and our TWO CADEIO Institutes this summer (Interreligious Leadership June 24 – July 2 in Chicago, and Introductory Ecumenical Leadership July 7-10 in Washington DC).

Welcome to the CADEIO website!

We are glad to welcome you to our website which we hope will offer you up-to-date information on ecumenical and interreligious programs and events as well as provide a forum for regional networking and collaboration.  You are now able to register online for CADEIO programs and events, update your contact information, and pay your membership dues (diocesan or associate) by PayPal, credit card, or U.S. mail.You will find a January 2013 PDF formatted document which includes our best efforts at an updated membership directory.  Also on the website you will find a calendar which we hope will be populated by Regional Representatives submitting events which are held across the country in the interest of Church unity and Interreligious understanding.  You may submit upcoming events to the CADEIO secretary for posting on the website calendar.We look forward to being of service to you, and we welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions.Don Rooney

“On the Path towards Christian Unity” Video Series

Screen shot of the USCCB’s YouTube video index.\n

On the Path towards Christian Unity  is a 14-part video series that explores the broad topic of ecumenism in the Catholic Church. Guided by the landmark documents of the Second Vatican Council, On the Path toward Christian Unity, covers both foundational concepts and pastoral applications for the lay person, religious, priest, beginner or veteran, practitioner or student of the ecumenical movement. The series also comes with a group and study guide to help facilitate conversation and reflection. The 14 talks are offered by a variety of individuals with distinct expertise in the area of ecumenism.

The first talk, The Importance of Friendship, is presented by Bishop Denis J. Madden, chairman of the Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. Other talks are given by USCCB staff members and participants and collaborators of the many ecumenical dialogues in which the USCCB is engaged. CADEIO, of course, is highlighted in the series both by the video you are featured in, as well as being mentioned in the video explaining ecumenical entities (Alphabet Soup).

The entire series is now housed on the SEIA webpage and can be accessed by following this link:  http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/ecumenical-and-interreligious/on-the-path-toward-christian-unity.cfm.   The videos will also be uploaded shortly onto the USCCB YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/usccb/videos.

Our hope is that you and your colleagues will find this initiative helpful in your own ministry within the Church.  Please feel free to make use of this resource in whatever manner would be of benefit to your programs and collaborators.  We also appreciate any help you could offer in promoting the series among your members and contacts.