The Catholic Conference released the Ecumenical Handbook in 1995 and the CCK Ecumenical Committee completed work on this revision in December 2003.
Since its release, the ecumenical officers of the four Kentucky dioceses have written six articles, published below as Sunday bulletin inserts. These have been distributed to all Kentucky parishes by Kentucky’s bishops to affirm their commitment to the principles of ecumenism articulated in the Second Vatican Council’s decree Unitatis Redintegratio and that our late Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, articulated in his encyclical Ut Unum Sint.
The bishops encourage distribution of these bulletin inserts to all Catholics so that information on the Church’s teaching and practice in ecumenical matters may become better known within our dioceses, congregations, and the hearts of our faithful. Autumn 2005 marked the 40th anniversary of Vatican II’s decree Nostra Aetate which addresses our relations with other world religions.
- Ecumenical Handbook for the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Kentucky Revised
- A People Made One: The 1999 Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of Kentucky
- Ecumenical Dialogue: A path to truth, love, and reconciliation
- The Sacrament of Baptism in an Ecumenical Context
- Ecumenical Endeavors: Interchurch Marriage
- Ecumenism and the Need for a Reconciled Church
Inmate Beliefs and Practices
The Catholic Conference works to ensure prisoners in Kentucky have access to religious and spiritual experiences during their incarceration in prisons and jails. Here are links to individual chapters of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Technical Reference Manual on Inmate Beliefs and Practices.