54 Answers from Bishop Fellay: the interview
(02-18-2011, 08:36 PM)Gerard Wrote:
Quote: Gerard, let me give an example both aspect of ecumenism (immutable and contingent).  Pope Benedict gave an address where he explained that the Petrine office has a perpetual ministry towards unity.  This is the immutable aspect.  But there are many practical prudential apects that deal with "how" to best attain that in any given circumstance.  These are the contingent aspects that are reformable.  I wrote about it here:  http://opuscula.blogspot.com/2010/01/goa...enism.html   

The difficulty that I find with the modern understanding is that it has conflated the idea of maitaining unity with the idea of "reuniting" apostates and schismatics and heretics.  And what is further obscured is the essential of unity being a unity of belief,sacraments and submission to the Holy See. 

Cardinal Bea's ideas of "speaking the truth with love" would be, by today's standards as a result of "ecumenism" be considered intolerably divisive and  he would be lauded by traditionalists for direct approach.

Ok, fair enough -- it's a confusing topic.  What does perfect communion with the Church entail?  Can there be such a thing as partial communion?  I look into those questions here:  http://opuscula.blogspot.com/2011/02/ful...union.html

Let me know if you agree or disagree with any of that.

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Re: 54 Answers from Bishop Fellay: the interview - by kgurries - 02-18-2011, 09:08 PM

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