So I’m interested in the recent ecumenism between Roman Catholics and Lutherans. The new Pope seems to be much more open to new ideas in the Roman Catholic Church.
So after reading “From Conflict to Communion. Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.”, I would be curious about comments from the regulars here and from any Roman Catholic or Lutheran Clergy.
Note I have a personal interest in this as I’m a practicing Lutheran and my wife is a Roman Catholic. We agreed to send our son to the local Roman Catholic School because it’s a better school than public and I did want my son to have a Christian background in elementary school. I attend Catholic mass with my family and respect the Catholic Church’s desire that I’m not allowed to participate in Communion. I hope to be allowed participate in Communion for my son’s first Communion.
I was surprised very young Catholic children participate in Communion while Lutheran children are given first Communion on Confirmation after Catechism completion ( around 13 years old).