Malta Minute with the Catechism: Unity in Christ’s Church

  • Program #: 85
  • Description: How important was unity to Jesus Christ? Very, according to the Catholic Catechism. He bestowed unity on His Church at the outset. It is something the Church can never lose, but with prayer and work, she can improve. This is why, the catechism says, Jesus Himself, prayed at the hour of His Passion and continues praying, "That they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I in you, may they also be one in us." The Catechism further states, "The desire to recover the unity of all Christians is a gift of Christ and a call of the Holy Spirit." The Catechism says there are "certain things" required in order to respond adequately to this call: a permanent renewal of the Church, conversion of the heart, prayer in common, fraternal knowledge of each other, ecumenical formation, dialogue among theologians and Christians, collaboration in good works. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.

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