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These Living Waters: Mutual Recognition of Baptism

“These Living Waters” is a report from the 2003-2007 Catholic Reformed Dialogue in the United States on the mutual recognition of Baptism. It includes historical background, analysis of the baptismal rites, theological study, and pastoral recommendations.


The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is committed to the unity of the church and is a leader in the ecumenical movement.

One of our ongoing ecumenical commitments is to participate in an ongoing Catholic – Reformed dialogue.

These Living Waters is a report on the dialogues surrounding baptism


You can find a summary of the recommendations here.


You can find a summary of the common theological affirmations here.


You can find a study guide for the agreement here.