Worship: The Inter-Communion Barrier

In an interfaith age, Protestant and Roman Catholic clergy pray together and picket together, and hardly a church exists that has not been preached to by a minister of another faith. But there is a point where ardent advocates of ecumenism draw the line: interCommunion. To receive the consecrated bread and wine together is the ultimate expression of Christian unity, and to do so lightly is morally wrong as long as Christianity remains divided.

Yet even this last barrier is now being experimentally, and rather furtively, lowered. Last month Dr. Albert van den...

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