The eightieth anniversary of Mortalium Animos, the encyclical of Pope Pius XI on Christian Unity, will occur on the Feast of the Epiphany. There is excellent coverage of this encyclical at Rorate Caeli. This encyclical should be read from the pulpits to counteract the ecumenical wave that runs roughshod over adherence to Catholic truth, foments confusion among the faithful, and does a grave disservice to non-Catholics.
When I first read this encyclical, I was blown away. The notion that unity already exists in the Catholic Church without regard to the existence of heretical sects should have course been obvious to me. But it wasn’t. Compare Mortalium Animos and Ut Unim Sint and tell me that something isn’t quite right with any approach to ecumenism that is not, as the liberals deride, an “ecumenism of return.”
This is a fine example of Rorate Caeli doing what it does best.