A Call For Unity

 

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Instaurare omnia in Christo - To bring everything together in Christ - Instaurar todo en Cristo - Ang lahat ng mga bagay ay kaniyang pag-isahin kay Cristo - Alles in Christus zu vereinen - De réunir toute chose en Christ - Kuleta kila kitu pamojakatika Kristo - Zeby przynosic wszystkiemu razem w Chrystus (Eph. 1:10)


We Pray in every Mass for Unity with all Christian Churches


"In Essentials Unity; in Non-essentials (doubtful things), Liberty; in all things, Charity"  

("In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas") In the 17th century used by the Archbishop of Split (Spalato),  Marco Antonio De Dominis  (1560-1624)  Some attributed it also to St. Augustine


“The Church must be concerned not just with herself and her relationship of union with God, but with human beings as they really are today.”
              (Blessed Pope Paul VI. concluding the Second Vatican Council, December 1965)    


 We should all join Bellarmine and Galileo in applauding "the wisdom of Augustine's advice: interpretations of scripture and tradition are merely human interpretations if they run counter to the teachings of God's book of nature.” 

     

(The Christian faithful) have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful." (Canon 212 §3)
The Chutch or people of God . . . fosters and takes to itself, insofar as they are good, the ability, riches and customs in which the genius of each people expresses itself."  (Lumen Gentium 13)

             

 “I am only infallible if I speak ex cathedra but I shall never do that, so I am not infallible.”                 (Pope Saint John XXIII.)


We pray:

May the prayers of the faithful be heard by God Almighty to inspire all Church leaders to seek unity.  May all of us live fully towards the spiritual well fair and social justice for all of God's people.


"Nothing, how little so ever it be, if it is suffered for God's sake, can pass without merit in the sight of God."  Thomas a Kempis



Archbishop +Dr. Karl Rodig participating in meetings for Reforms at the Synod of the Family in Rome,       October 2014