Category Archives: ACT 3

From John F. Kennedy to John Kerry: Evangelicalism’s Shifting Position on the Catholic Church

Currently, at First Things magazine, Dr. Timothy George, Fr. Thomas Guarino and Dr. Carl Trueman are posting reflections on the ecumenical working group Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) in light of their twenty years of existence (see http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2015/03/evangelicals-and-catholics-togethertwenty-years-later). The creation and success of ECT … Continue reading

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“Sanctuary” – A Chicago ABC Television Broadcast on the ACT3 Network Story

ABC television, Channel 7, in Chicago broadcast a special twenty-eight minute program called “Sanctuary,” that was devoted to the ACT3 story and to my life and work for missional-ecumenism. This program aired yesterday, March 22. Today you can see the … Continue reading

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Living in Community, Living in Love

Yesterday, I wrote about the desert fathers and mothers. One of the most prominent of them all was Antony of the desert. After reading Jesus’ words to the rich younger ruler Antony, sensing the spiritual deadness of his own soul … Continue reading

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Suzanne McDonald: The Power of Real Ecumenism

Last year ACT3 hosted the Lausanne Movement’s Catholic-Evangelical Conversation in Mundelein, Illinois. We will host this same event again on September 2-5 this year. During our meeting last year ACT3 hired a videographer to film each of the participants talking … Continue reading

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Jeff Gokee on Christian Unity and Why It Matters

One of my very best friends is Rev. Jeff Gokee, who serves PhoenixONE and is a recent addition to the ACT3 Network board of directors. Today Jeff speaks about the power and importance of Christian Unity.

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What’s to Celebrate in the Ecumenical Movement?

Several years ago the late Brother Jeffrey Gros, FSC, the keynote speaker at National Workshop on Christian Unity in Arlington, Virginia, lifted up five things for which to be grateful in the church unity movement today. At the top of … Continue reading

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Sanctuary: An ABC Chicago Television Program on ACT3

A few weeks ago I learned that ABC Chicago wanted to air a thirty-minute program on Sunday, March 22, at 11:30 a.m. on Channel 7. The really cool thing is that this will not cost us a penny and it … Continue reading

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Sameness vs. Individuality

It is a healthy development to see growing concern for community and life together in the West. At the same time the hunger for life together can, and does, create some deep problems that are rarely talked about in the … Continue reading

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A Short Documentary: The ACT3 Conversation on Christian Unity

Last Monday (February 23) I reported to you about the ACT3 Network Conversation on Christian Unity that I conducted with Fr. Robert Barron on Monday, February 9, at St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, Illinois. One of the very best ways to … Continue reading

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Ft. Thomas Baima on the Power of Christian Unity

The Very Reverend Dr. Thomas A. Baima is a full professor of systematic theology and Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary. In 2012 Tom … Continue reading

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