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Commemorating the Reformation

Catholics and Lutherans Observe 500th anniversary of the Reformation Together

On October 31, 2016 Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan and General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge led an Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. It highlighted the solid ecumenical developments between Catholics and Lutherans and the joint gifts received through dialogue.

Catholics and Lutherans in Wisconsin will observe the Reformation together on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Ascension Lutheran Church, Milwaukee.  For more details, check the events page.

Visit this page often for resources related to Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue and information about upcoming events.


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Various articles to explain the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.


Statewide Prayer Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and 50 years of Lutheran Catholic Dialogue; From Conflict to Community: Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation


These study guides and resources can be used to promote dialogue between Catholic and Lutheran Congregations.

Tree Planting

Catholics and Lutherans Growing Together in Faith. The Archdiocese and the ELCA are planting trees as a sign of our common commitment to service and care for creation.

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

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