The bishops and staff members for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs occasionally produce written materials for the USCCB Media Blog and other publication forums.  Find their work at the following links.

Blog Posts

Responding to Difficult Situations in Catholic/ Orthodox Marriages, March 4, 2014
Fr. John Crossin explains the distinction between Catholic and Orthodox teachings on divorce and remarriage

Building a Culture of Encounter, Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Fr. John Crossin expands on the Pope's call for a culture of encounter

Recent Ecumenical Firsts, Thursday, May 16, 2013
Fr. Ronald Roberson comments on developments in relationships with the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion

Dialogue and Building Trust after Tragedy, April 24, 2013
Dr. Anthony Cirelli discusses how true dialogue requires trust, which can be difficult after an event like the Boston bombing

Pope Francis Reaffirms the Path of Dialogue, March 20, 2013
Fr. Ronald Roberson writes on the Pope's meeting with world religious leaders

Musings on Pope Benedict XVI's Papacy ,February 27, 2013
Fr. John Crossin writes of Pope Benedict's approach to ecumenism

A Personal Reflection on the Immigration Experience at the Border, February 12, 2013
Fr. John Crossin reflects on Bishop Flores's talk at Christian Churches Together meeting

What Christians Can do Together, February 6, 2013
Fr. Ronald Roberson explains CCT

Seven Markers on the Road to Christian Unity, January 18, 2013
Fr. John Crossin reflects during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Father Forgive Them April 4, 2012
Fr. John Crossin writes of how forgiveness moves past denial and involves emotions and maturity

Pope John Paul II: East-West Relations April 11, 2011
The legacy of John Paul II by Fr. Ronald Roberson

Pope Shenouda III: Pioneer of Christian Unity March 23, 2011
On the death of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch by Fr. Ronald Roberson

The Council at 50: The Search for Christian Unity
The first in a series of blogs on Vatican II. The Church's decree on Ecumenism opened the doors, writes Bishop Denis Madden

First Year's Impressions This post appeared in Koinonia, a quarterly online journal of the Paulist Fathers' Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Office
Fr. John Crossin comments on his first year at the SEIA and what he sees as a New Era in Ecumenism

Bridging Unity and Love: The Pope and Other Christians adapted from a resource created by the Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
Fr. John Crossin writes on John Paul II's Ut Unum Sint

The Catholic Understanding of Ecumenism, (Origins, page 11 of PDF) by Fr. Ron Roberson.
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Dialogue Deepens, Not Weakens, Woman's Faith* by Jordan Denari
Courtesy of the Indy Star
In the Press

Plenary In Chicago Brings Together Catholic Muslim Regional Dialogues (Courtesy of Catholic News Service)

Serving God, by Fr. John Crossin, OSFS
Fr. Crossin made the above remarks at an interfaith dinner hosted by the Institute of Islamic Turkish Studies.