"In omnibus, caritas"

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See Wikipedia, "In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas."

Pope St. John XXIII
"The phrase in its current form is found in Pope John XXIII's encyclical Ad Petri Cathedram of 29 June 1959, where he uses it favorably."
Verumtamen commune illud effatum, quod, aliis verbis interdum expressum, variis tribuitur auctoribus, semper retinendum probandumque est: In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.


In and of itself, the slogan does not tell us how to discern the difference between what is necessarily part of the creed and what may or may not be part of the creed, but, for me, what I love most about it is the reminder that love has the last word.

Many pious Catholics have trouble believing that not every aspect of the faith or of our life together is spelled out in clear and distinct language that binds us on pain of mortal sin. There is more than one way to be a Catholic, more than one way to be a saint. There are many things about which reasonable people of good faith may reasonably and faithfully disagree with each other.