We Pray for Unity with all Christian Churches



The Christian Church is Ecumenical in Nature

  

All are welcome means inclusive


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)

"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


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


 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 Church 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)

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


“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 Vatican II, December 1965



Pope Benedict XVI admitted: “Too many of the baptized do not feel part of the ecclesial community and live on its margins, only coming to parishes in certain circumstances to receive religious services. Pastoral structures must be improved in such a way that the co-responsibility of all the members of the People of God in their entirety is promoted. This demands a change in mindset, particularly concerning lay people. They must no longer be viewed as ‘collaborators’ of the clergy, but truly recognized as ‘co-responsible’ for the Church’s being and action” (Address to Rome Synod, 2009).



 Archbishop Dr. Karl Rodig participating the meetings for Reforms at the Synod on the Family
 in Rome October 2014 in mass attendance with Pope Francis

 
"Ecumenism through Prayer and Action is asked of today more than ever."    Ecumenical Primate Dr. Karl Rodig


Pope Francis: “A proposal of goals without an adequate communal search for the means of achieving them will inevitably prove illusory.  The important thing is to not walk alone, but to rely on each other as brothers and sisters, especially under the leadership of the bishops, in a wise and realistic pastoral discernment" (EG. n. 33)

 

Pope Francis 
Bishop of Rome
 Head of the Roman Catholic Church  
Primus Inter Pares (First among Equals)



Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople
Patriarch of The Eastern Orthodox Churches