Desperately Seeking the Mainline? by Mark Tooley

Desperately Seeking the Mainline?

Roman Catholic Bishops & the National Council of Churches

by Mark Tooley

In November 1998, for the second year in a row, a representative from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops delivered formal greetings to the General Assembly of the National Council of Churches (NCC).

Bishop Timothy Joseph, a retired auxiliary bishop from Chicago, said his fellow bishops had so appreciated the visit by NCC officers to the Catholic bishops’ meeting in 1997 that they suggested the two bodies now exchange greetings every year.

Bishop Joseph told the NCC that Catholic bishops are “happy” about the continuing Catholic “collaboration . . .