This week is traditionally a week for prayer for the unity of the Church (including the conversion of heretics and pagans).
Pray for the unity of Christians
And the Pope made a point of the importance of this at his General Audiewnce this week.
"Last Sunday we began the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity dedicated this year to the theme: “that they may become one in your hand” (Ezek 37:17). This scripture passage recalls God’s command to Ezekiel to take two sticks, one representing Judah and the other Israel, and join them together as a symbol of the Lord’s power to gather his people into one.
As Christians, we read these words as an exhortation to pray and work for the full unity of Christ’s disciples. As the Second Vatican Council reminds us, “there can be no ecumenism worthy of the name without a change of heart” (Unitatis Redintegratio, 7)....
Let us pray that the various initiatives this week at the local and universal levels will encourage all who confess “one Lord, one faith, and one baptism” to listen more attentively to the Word of God, to deepen prayer, and to intensify dialogue, so as to imitate Saint Paul’s example of a life completely devoted to the Lord and the unity of his Body, the Church."
Interesting therefore to read Rorate Caeli's reports of rumours that the excommunications of the SSPX's bishops will be lifted at any moment.....