What are you trying to imply by responding to my question and observations by quoting these verses?
Torn was spot on in his quotes. Unity is not 'the pre-eminent Virtue' as is love. Without the pre-eminent virtue of love there can be no unity. As the opening paragraph of Vatican II's Decree on Ecumenism - UNITATIS REDINTEGRATIO INTRODUCTION, states...The restoration of unity among all Christians is one of the principal concerns of the Second Vatican Council. Christ the Lord founded one Church and one Church only. However, many Christian communions present themselves to men as the true inheritors of Jesus Christ; all indeed profess to be followers of the Lord but differ in mind and go their different ways, as if Christ Himself were divided.(1) Such division openly contradicts the will of Christ, scandalizes the world, and damages the holy cause of preaching the Gospel to every creature.
Pope Pius XI in his encyclical Mortalium Animos
"The union of Christians can only be furthered by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are seperated from it, for in the past, they have unhappliy left it."
In Pope Pius XII encyclical Mystici Corporis
, we clearly see that the true Church of Christ IS the Catholic Church:
"this true Church of Jesus Christ-which is the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic, Roman Church."
"There is only one true and holy religion, founded and instituted by Christ, Our Lord. Mother and cultivator of virtue, destroyer of vice, and liberator of souls, guide to true happiness; her name is: Catholic, Apostolic, and Roman." -Pope Pius IX, Allocution to the Consistory, July 18, 1861, Pontifical Teachings
: The Church (Solesmes), Vol. 1, No. 230
The "ecumenism of return" to the Catholic Church is the only way Christians can be united.
Ellietrish, unfortunately, to learn the Catholic Faith today, it is sometimes necessary to consult perennial documents from the Church because of the heretical mindset of some higher Churchmen today. For example, if you want to know what the Church has never taught
in the past regarding unity, read Cardinal Kaspar, the President for the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. His writings go completely contrary to past Magisterial teachings. He's not the only either. So be careful and continue to learn the Catholic Faith. I say this for your sake out of charity; otherwise, it will be very easy to be led astray from what the Catholic Church has always taught about the nature of the Church and it's unity- given the fact that this false ecumenism is so prevalent today in the Church.