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This is the official logo for the Pope's visit to Sweden, The logo was made by the Salvadoran artist Christian Chavarría Ayala, who placed Christ in the center of the cross. It was used as Processional Cross in, during and out of the October 31st service in the Cathedral of Lund. For more information please click here or the image above.

For Videos of the Popes visit to Sweden check out the links below.

Pope's Arrival

Speech at Malmo Arena

Pope's Farewell

 

 

Ministry of  Mission                 
Unity, Dialogue (MUD) OMI USA Province

Pope Francis and Martin Luther, Oct. 31, 2016: Click here


George McLean, OMI, Evangelizer and Dialoguer   The death of Fr. McLean, on Sept. 6, 2016, age 87, revealed an Oblate who was loved and respected as an Evangelizer and Dialoguer: click here for the obituary. On the Dialogue page, you will find over 60 messages of sympathy received by Dr. Yeping Hu.  Here is part of one of the most intriguing, from Islamic scholar Ysien Mohamed: It is with great sadness that we hear of the demise of a great philosopher of our time.  Professor George McLean, a living philosopher, who taught us to value philosophy as a way of life, and not as a mere intellectual service.  He exemplified this in his simplicity, humanity, and humility. . . It is through his encouragement that we established the Internation Society of Islamic Philosophy, ... and the International Journal of Islamic Philosophy...God has granted Father McLean a long active life in the service of humanity.  May his soul rest in peace (#64).



George McLean, OMI



12 Vital Evangelizing Items - Including Social Justice Item Click here

We are privileged to have as a lay consultant Mrs. Bernard (Lisa) Hunke, who met the Oblates when her husband was stationed at Pope Air Force Base, Ft. Bragg, NC and she joined the Catholic Church, bringing her many talents especially from the United Methodist Church, to St. Ann's Parish, Fayetteville, NC, April 10,1992.  She now serves in the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, and also the Office of Family Life, Archdiocese of Omaha, NE, specializing in rural matters.  She is also a pastoral minister in her parish of St. Mary, West Point, NE. Click here (this click here goes on new page) for a valuable insight she has sent us.  You may contact her directly at lcthunke@msn.com
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Bernard & Lisa Hunke  


"FOR LAY PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT EVANGELIZING, AND FOR OBLATES WORKING WITH THEM;  SEE THE TWO PYRAMIDS BELOW.


ANGLICAN ORDINARIATE, click here

For previous statements, please click here


 "The council (Vatican II) taught that it is the duty of the church and of every Catholic to respect the religious beliefs of others and to work for reconciliation among the Christian churches....Although proclamation is the privileged Christian form of discourse, dialogue is also a legitimate form and in some instances a more appropriate one" (John W. O'Malley, S.J., "A Pastoral Vision," America, July 18-25, 2016, p. 22-23). For the rest of this stunning article on Vatican II and Pope Francis, see the Vatican II page.



"The Imperative for Ecumenism" by Ron Holheiser. Please Click Here

For previous articles on Ecumenism and Dialogue, Please Click Here


  


Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
THE NEXT TWO ITEMS REVOLUTIONIZE MISSION, ECUMENISM AND DIALOGUE.  Jon Sobrino, SJ's begins in the Old World and depends on the New; Waclaw Hryniewicz, OMI's begins in the New World and depends on the Old. Please Click here

 

May 2016 Interview with Fr. Gallagher Reveals More:  please click here.



Fr. Gallagher's role in the in choosing the new Executive Director of the US Catholic Mission Association . For further info
please click here.
   
  January 2016 article on Synod on the Family and Eucharistic Sharing, click here . The article from October 4th-5th have been added to the January article.
   
  Oblate Charism Congress, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX, and seven other sites, world-wide, June 28-July 3, 2015, includes Missionary Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue.  For first installment, click here.
   
  See Oblate Missiologists Page for Unique Oblate Accomplishment in Evangelization/Missiology
 
The three realities of Mission (Evangelization/Proclamation), Unity (Ecumenism) and Dialogue are explored very concisely by the late Archbishop Marcello Zago, OMI (1932-2001):  see the page "Oblate Missiologists," and click on the article in the bottom of the box.
 
"The Council Fathers knew that being open to modern culture meant religious ecumenism and dialogue with non-believers.  But afterwards very little was done in that direction.  I have the humility and ambition to want to do something."  Pope Francis to Eugenio Scalfari, editor of La Repubblica, Oct. 1, 2013.
 
For practical, ongoing ecumenism see the five ways page
 
The miracle of unity has begun....I've never seen God begin a miracle without finishing it well. For the entire 7 minute video, go to the Pope Francis page.
   
 
Pope Francis Continues the Process of Turning the Church Upside Down

With the placement of the People of God before the Hierarchy in the
Constitution on the Church of Vatican II, a reversal of our ministry as Oblates missionaries began.  Russell Shaw's short article in America, "Everyone's Vocation," Sept. 29th 2014 is a must read presentation of this: Click Here  
Church Before Vatican II Church After Vatican II











 
Why is Holy Spirit reversing the pyramids? So, we can reconcile two almost contradictory truths The Roman Catholic Church is essential for evangelization, and the Roman Catholic Church needs constant reform from other Christian churches and other religious bodies.  For a marvelous. short presentation of this tension,  see Gavin D'Costa. "A Prophetic vision:'Dogmatic Constitution Church' 50 Years Later," America, Nov. 17, 2014, pp. 19-22 Click here

The holding of both truths in tension is necessary for effective evangelization.
                               Bernard & Lisa Hunke








Rev. Harry E. Winter, O.M.I. Coodinator of Ministry of Mission, Unity and Diolague -- see biography  








Episcopalian Former Priests and Mission Hits Home for the Oblates.






Newsletters

 Mission-Unity-Dialogue: No.3, Third Series, Oct. 2005

 Mission-Unity-Dialogue: No.5, Third Series, Dec. 2008

 Mission-Unity-Dialogue: No.6 Third Series, Dec. 2009

 Mission-Unity-Dialogue: No. 1, Fourth Series, Aug. 2010
 

 


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