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The Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue in the United States first met in 1965 under the leadership of Auxiliary Bishop T. Austin Murphy of Baltimore and Rev. George F. Harkins of New York, president of the National Lutheran Council.

In 2010, the Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue completed a common statement entitled "The Hope of Eternal Life" which explored in depth the common belief of Catholics and Lutherans in Jesus Christ's promise of eternal life. The dialogue currently meets twice a year with Bishop Lee Piché and Rev. Lowell Almen serving as co-chairs.

Drawing on 50 years of national and international dialogue, in 2015 Lutherans and Catholics together issued the "Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist," a unique ecumenical document that marks a pathway toward greater visible unity between Catholics and Lutherans.

Documents and News Releases Produced by the Dialogue

Link to our dialogue partner: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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