Articles About the History and Mission of Communio

Over the years, and particularly at its inception, Communio editors and contributors have written to articulate their vision for the journal and its readership. This is a short bibliography of such articles (all published in Communio unless otherwise noted).

If we have missed an article that you think should be listed here (including articles from other publications), please contact us.

Hans Urs von Balthasar

Franz Greiner

  • "International Catholic Review 'Communio.'"Internationale katholische Zeitschrift: Communio [Published as International Catholic Review; Translated by W.J. O'Hara] 1, no. 1 (1972): 1-2.

Nicholas J. Healy

James Hitchcock

  • Why Communio? 1, no. 1 (1972): [essay on inside cover].

John Paul II

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger - Benedict XVI

John Saward

  • "The Promotion of Communio in Britain." 18, no. 1 (1991): 134-135 NC.

John R. Sheets, S.J.

  • Communio and Controversy. 1, no. 1 (1974): 3-19. Excerpt.
  • Tenth Anniversary of Communio. 9, no. 1 (1982): 79-80 NC.

Antonio Sicari

  • "A Reflection on the Ideals of Communio." 16, no. 4 (1989): 495-98.

The following articles are about the theological concept, 'communio':

  • Kasper, Walter. "Church as 'Communio.'" 13, no. 2 (1986): 100-117.
  • Melina, Livio. "Moral Conscience and 'Communio': Toward a Response to the Challenge of Ethical Pluralism." 20, no. 4 (1993): 673-86.
  • Ratzinger, Cardinal Joseph. "The Holy Spirit as Communio: Concerning the Relationship of Pneumatology and Spirituality in Augustine." 25, no. 2 (1998): 324-339 RT.
  • Sicari, Antonio. "'Communio' in Henri de Lubac." 19, no. 3 (1992): 450-64.