Pray for Catholic brothers and sisters

Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA. The Vatican is hosting a first of its kind conference April 11-13, to reassess the just war theory, which has long been the dominant framework in the Catholic church for evaluating if and when violence can be used. The conference is co-hosted by […]

Commemorating the Reformation

Andre Gingerich Stoner is the director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA. In early December, I had a chance to spend several days at an annual “ecumenical officers’ retreat” with counterparts from about a dozen denominations. The Evangelical Church in America (ELCA), United Methodists, a Black Baptist denomination, Catholics, Moravian Brethren and others participated. […]

Mennonites and Catholics to join in marking Michael Sattler’s martyrdom

(Bridgefolk / Mennonite Church USA)—On May 26–27, a group of Mennonite and Catholic scholars and church leaders will gather at the Benedictine monastery in Collegeville, Minn., to jointly mark the anniversary of Michael and Margaretha Sattler’s martyrdom in 1527. The event is jointly sponsored by Mennonite Church USA and by Saint John’s Abbey, and marks […]