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Ecumenism: Toward a Clearer Perspective 4/14/2009
Ecumenism: Toward a Clearer Perspective"

The word "ecumenism" is a charged word, conjuring strong feelings and stirring the emotions of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Perhaps fear of the word "ecumenism" stems from so many who misuse and misunderstand the term. Should Catholics be wary of ecumenism? Is the word ecumenism nothing more than the adopted battlecry for those who seek to legitimize their own personal reasons to merge with other faiths? Is the word ecumenism just a nifty word used as a façade by those who really mean to threaten the Catholic Church-a threat equivalent to a heresy, apostasy, or schism? Or, is the word ecumenism a word to be welcomed by Catholics? The Catechism of the Catholic Church cites "spiritual ecumenism", the "ecumenical movement", and "ecumenical formation", and outlines (in paragraphs 817-822) that "Christ always gives his Church the gift of unity, but the Church must always pray and work to maintain, reinforce, and perfect the unity that Christ wills for her...The desire to recover the unity of all Christians isa gift of Christ and a call of the Holy Spirit." So, certainly, a faithful Catholic would respond adequately to this call to unity, and work toward ecumenism.

In short, just what exactly is ecumenism? What is the duty of a Catholic to embrace or reject ecumenism?

By: Mike Olson - AOTM Senior Debate Moderator
Brought to you by Argument of the Month.

Join Mr. David Deaval and Micheal Matt (Editor of The Remnant) for their debate on Ecumenism
What's on the Menu
Appetizer

Dinner
Dessert

AOTM General Event Information
5:30pm Social Hour and Appetizers
7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Main Presentation/Debate
9:30pm Wrap Up

Adult General Admission: $20 (same cost for both tickets at the door) and
Minor General Admission: $15 (Sons under 21).

Come share conversation, refreshments and appetizers with other guys then enjoy a fabulous "Manly Meal”. After that, listen to a great debate on the things that matter most. Men of all creeds and ages are welcome to join in the good humor, food, and fellowship. Priests and seminarians get in free but will not be shown partiality in debate. Fathers are encouraged to bring their minor sons.

Audio Files
Title Speaker(s) Date Type Format Download
Ecumenism: Toward a Clearer Perspective Michael Matt, David Deavel 04/14/2009 Talk/Debate MP3 Download
Ecumenism: Toward a Clearer Perspective Michael Matt, David Deavel 04/14/2009 Talk/Debate MP3 Download
Ecumenism: Toward a Clearer Perspective Michael Matt, David Deavel 04/14/2009 Q&A MP3 Download

Event Speakers

Michael Matt


David Deavel


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