Category Archives: Christian unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020, Day 8

The original Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was placed in the calendar bookmarked by two observances: the Confession of Saint Peter on the 18th, and today’s feast, the Conversion of Saint Paul. The former feast no longer appears in … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020, Day 7

Is holiness enough? One of the teachings of  Vatican II reads: All the faithful should remember that the more effort they make to live holier lives according to the Gospel, the better will they further Christian unity and put it … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020, Day 6

What if your local church is doing nothing for Christian unity? Not this week. Not ever. It doesn’t mean any of us can’t reach out to a non-Catholic friend, take them out for lunch, coffee, or a beer. What would … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020, Day 5

Some excellent commentary here by Adam DeVille at PrayTell. The antigospel witness of Virginia petitioners, and the theological innocence of Cardinal Sarah are cited. As is the “unusual kindness” theme of this year’s effort for unity. And what, pray tell, … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020, Day 4

Who started the week? Would you believe an Episcopalian? Lewis Wattson eventually founded the Society of Atonement, which was received entire and whole into the Roman Catholic Chrch in 1909. The cause for sainthood is up and running, as of … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020, Day 3

There’s a theme for this year’s week of prayer, “They showed us unusual kindness.” The reference is here from Acts 27:42-28:2 where Saint Paul is shipwrecked on his way to Rome for trial: The soldiers’ plan was to kill the … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020, Day 2

Here’s a second in a series of suggestions as we journey through the Christian Unity octave (18-25 January). If any readers practice Lectio Divina, the seventeenth chapter of John’s Gospel might be quite appropriate. Here’s a bit from the NRSV: … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020, Day 1

Many years ago, and for several years, our one-time collaborator Neil graced us with a daily series during this week. I confess my laxity in not maintaining this important tradition. I was daydreaming during Mass tonight, and thought, why not … Continue reading

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