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Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima

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The Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima is Vicar for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.

Blog posts by Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima

  • Monday, March 24, 2014

    The 2014 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

    On Monday, March 31st, the Archdiocese of Chicago and our four partner organizations in the Jewish community will host the 2014 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture at Temple Sholom in Chicago.  The topic is timely as the Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.  “What Changed at Vatican II: Past, Present and Future Reflections on Catholic-Jewish Relations.”


  • Monday, January 13, 2014

    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: An Occasion for Joy

    “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus.” With these words, Pope Francis opened his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. Since the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church elected him Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church, Francis has expressed himself with a simple directness that calls all Christians back to the essential core of the Lord Jesus’ teaching.