The challenge of living with non-Catholic Christians also led me to a renewed interest in Christian Unity . If you are also interested, click here for more information.
Ecumenism. It's a simple word, it means to create unity. The Council of Nicaea from which we receive the Nicene Creed was called an 'ecumenical' council. The Council's goal, in part, was to overcome the angry disputes of the early 300's and heal the wounded Church of Christ.
That same Church family has been wounded by division now for 500 years. One goal of the Fundamentally Catholic program is to help build understanding and bridges between the expessions of faith within the family of Jesus.
"Thus, it is absolutely clear that ecumenism, the movement promoting Christian unity, is not just some sort of 'appendix' which is added to the Church's traditional activity. Rather, ecumenism is an organic part of her life and work, and consequently must pervade all that she is and does”
- Saint Pope John Paul II
The Council of Nicaea
"We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church."
The Second Vatican Council
"...(the baptized are) correctly accepted as brothers by the children of the Catholic Church."
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Christ always gives his Church the gift of unity, but the Church must always pray and work...to perfect the unity."
Evangelicals and Catholics Together
"Evangelicals and Catholics are brothers and sisters in Christ."
Catholics United with Protestants (CUP) Program for Christian Unity
The on-line educations program is now on-line. Click here for more information on how you can learn to help the cause of Christian Unity.