To Be

In the Church there is openness to all truth. We have preserved all God revealed to his People: first the Jews, then the Christians. And we accept all God has revealed or human intellect discovered in addition to that revelation. In 1965, the bishops at Vatican II, recognizing the Church’s “task of promoting unity and love among people,” looked to “what humans have in common and what draws them to fellowship.” Mentioning specifically Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, the bishops affirmed, “The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions” (“Declaration On The Relation Of The Church To Non-Christian Religions,” 1, 2). No one culture can best prepare people to appreci

The Joy of Being One

If getting holier doesn’t make us more joyful, something is inauthentic. That should be obvious. Jesus said, “I came that they might have life and have it to the full.” And, “I have said these things so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete” (John 10:10, 15:11). What part does being in the Church play in this? Does it give us joy (not complacency, not a sense of superiority) to know we are united—to know we are one—vertically in time, and horizontally in space, with all who affirm with us “one Lord, one faith, one Baptism” (Ephesians 4:5)? Let’s make it more personal. Are you glad to know you have the same faith as St. Francis of Assisi? That you say the same prayers a

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