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Hi! I'm Mary Catherine Glauber, and I'm going into the eighth grade, My father is Catholic and my mother is Episcopalian. I was baptized in an Episcopal church and I've received my First Communion at my father's church.

I feel comfortable and welcome at both churches. I like being a member of both churches, too.

I feel there have been benefits from having grown up in an interchurch family that most people may not be aware of. I feel that I have been exposed to more and as a result I believe that I have a deeper understanding of my relationship with God; the role that the church should have; and a greater tolerance for religious and cultural diversity than I would have had otherside. I feel that I have had a richer life because of my interchurch origins.

(Mary Gatherine attended the 1997 AAIF conference in Kentucky with her family.)


Daily Word  

‘The French Catholic bishops laid down their conditions for eucharistic sharing in 1983. For admission to communion there must be a “real need” experienced and expressed.  There must be deep and continuing bonds of communion with Catholics – such as are lived in certain interchurch families and in some long-lasting ecumenical groups. There must be an unambiguous faith with respect to the sacrificial dimension of the memorial, the real presence, and the relation between eucharistic communion and ecclesial communion.  There must be active commitment in the service of the unity which God wills.’ from "Two by Two" by Ruth Reardon


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