Important document showing points of consensus between Catholics and Lutherans; marker on journey on the way to visible unity


With little notice in the secular media, a landmark document identifying 32 statements of agreement between Catholics and Lutherans regarding Church, ministry, and Eucharist was published on October 30.

“This Declaration on the Way represents in concrete form an opportunity for Lutherans and Catholics to join together now in a unifying manner on a way finally to full communion,” said Bishop Denis J. Madden, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Catholic co-chair of the task force creating the declaration.

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