Today is the third day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  This is observed around the world every year between January 18 and January 25 ending with the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. This important ecumenical initiative was proposed in 1908 by the co-founder of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement, who were once very active in our Archdiocese and who have promoted this and other aspects of the ecumenical movement ever since.For most of us in the English-speaking world, ecumenism—a word which comes from the Greek meaning ‘the whole world’—focuses on our separation

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