Via Zenit, Pope Benedict on unity among Catholics:
Even collaboration between Catholics is not always easy; it is normal for different sensitivities to emerge, given the diversity of the respective traditions.
But how can we not consider it a providential opportunity the fact that two communities with distinct traditions yet fully Catholic coexist together, both serving the only ‘Kyrios’ and proclaiming the Gospel?
The unity of Catholics, in the diversity of rites, and the effort to show it in every area, shows the true face of the Catholic Church and constitutes an eloquent sign for other Christians and for all of society.
He’s speaking to Latin Rite bishops from the Ukraine, but his words seem to have some resonance for the rest of us, especially that fractured reality called the blogosphere. Or the parish.
Is the effort with us, my friends?