Until the Reformation and the Council of Trent of 1545-1563 (which was the reformation of the church remaining in union with the Bishop of Rome) there was no "Roman Catholic" church as such. Protestants who have sought to keep with the Western Catholic traditions (particularly Lutherans -- whose reformation was in opposition to the "new innovations" of the medieval papacy -- and Anglicans) sometimes call themselves "evangelical catholics" -- and worship in these churches looks, to most Americans at least, more "Catholic" than "Protestant."
Ecumenical dialogues in the US are co-ordinated through the USCCB. The US Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogues, which began in 1965, have been one of the theological highlights of the international ecumenical movement. Topics have included the Nicene Creed, Baptism, Eucharist, Papal Primacy, Justification, the Saints and Mary, Scripture and Tradition, and the Church's Structures and Ministries. The 11th Round of the Dialogues, The Hope for Eternal Life, began meeting in December 2005.
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