having worked with each other over these five years, we, Catholic
and Mennonite members of this dialogue, want to testify together
that our mutual love for Christ has united us and accompanied
us in our discussions. Our dialogue has fortified the common conviction
that it is possible to experience reconciliation and the healing
of memories. Therefore we beseech God to bestow divine grace upon
us for the healing of past relationships between Mennonites and
Catholics, and we thank God for present commitments to reconciliation
within the body of Christ. Together we pray that God may bless
this new relationship between our two families of faith, and that
the Holy Spirit may enlighten and enliven us in our common journey
on the path forward.
Service 113 (2003/II-III) 111-148]
of Dialogue Papers and Their Authors
Strasbourg, France, October 14-18, 1998
John Loewen, "The Mennonite Tradition: An Interpretation".
Puglisi, S.A., "A Self-Description of Who We Are as Catholics
Blough, "Anabaptist Images of Roman Catholics during the Sixteenth
Nissen, "The Catholic Response to the Anabaptist Movement in the
Venice, Italy, Oct. 12-18, 1999
Blough, "The Anabaptist Idea of the Restitution of the Early Church".
Nissen, "The Anabaptist/Mennonite Tradition of Faith and Spirituality
and its Medieval Roots".
Harder, "A Contemporary Mennonite Theology of the Church".
Puglisi, S.A., "Toward a Common Understanding of the Church".
Thomashof, Germany, Nov. 24 to Nov. 30, 2000
Nissen, "The Impact of the Constantinian Shift on the Church:
A Catholic Perspective".
Kreider, "Conversion and Christendom: An Anabaptist Perspective".
Christiansen, S.J., "What is a Peace Church? A Roman Catholic Perspective".
Higueros, "Justice, the Inseparable Companion of Peace".
Lange, "What is a Peace Church? An Answer from a Mennonite Perspective".
Assisi, Italy, Nov 27 to Dec. 3, 2001
Nissen, "Church and Secular Power(s) in the Middle Ages".
Blough, "From the Edict of Milan to Vatican II, via Theodosius,
Clovis, Charlemagne and the Fourth
Council or Why Some Mennonites Can't Quite Trust the 'Declaration
on Religious Freedom'".
Harder, "What Anabaptist-Mennonite Confessions of Faith Say About
Baptism and the Lord's Supper".
F. Puglisi, S.A., "Contemporary Theology of the Sacraments with
Particular Attention to Christian Initiation (Baptism and Eucharist)".