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Theology on Tap

  • Brewheim 1931 East Wright Circle Anaheim, CA, 92806 United States (map)

"Ecumenism, the Visible Reunion of all Christians: Necessity, Fantasy, or Impossibility?"

Speaker: Fr. Glenn Baaten, priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, administrator of St Augustine of Canterbury Church in San Diego, chaplain at Santiago Retreat Center in Silverado

Food Truck: TBA

Ecumenism has become a vague concept, for those who even know what it is. Originally begun as a fruit of evangelization, ecumenism is the Church's mission to bring in corporate bodies of non-Catholics into full communion. However, today, many mistake this with the notion of pluralism and the call to become Catholic either individually or in groups has been replaced with merely and only praying and working together as if all religions and denominations are equally valid options.

Fr. Baaten is a convert from Anglicanism, originally a Presbyterian before that, and a large part of his ministry is talking with non-Catholics and fallen away Catholics about the necessity of being in union with Christ and His Church (Jn. 17:21). His talk at Theology on Tap, will delve deep into the Tradition of the Church from which true ecumenism springs, the Decree on Ecumenism (Unitas Redintegratio), and explore the debates: is this a necessity, is this mere fantasy, or an impossibility.

Earlier Event: June 9
Later Event: June 18
Newman Awards Dinner