Praying with Protestants?
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Hey Gris - welcome to FE!

I'm an ex-Protestant, converted last year. I'm attending a TLM since January (new years resolution). my 7 yr old son was just baptized.

I'm the only Catholic in my family and my old friends are all Evangelicals. I'm just starting to make Catholic friends this year really.

I have lunch With my mom every few weeks, and supper with an Anglican family every few weeks. We always say grace before eating. Sometimes I pray, sometimes they do. Grace prayers arefairly universal, and always in Jesus name. I think it's good for non Catholics to pray to Jesus right? And they all know where I stand, sometimes violently so: one very close friend refused to come to my son's baptism cos I was consecrating him to Mary afterwards.

On another friends Facebook wall today I was telling him that he's a material heretic. He's ethnically Jewish but became a Protestant. But he'll ask me to pray for him.

I predict that some will have very strong opinions about this but sometimes it's easy to have an extreme opinion when you don't actually interact with Protestants.

The church allows Taize meetings, for example, within its walls - an ecumenical prayer service. Personally I think praying with Protestants in a safe context is a form of proper ecumenism in the sense that they're being exposed to Cathoic prayer. I'm open to be corrected about this and I'm certainly very wary of attending Protestant services but in a family setting it's different. Personally I would draw the line at praying with a non Christian.

I see it like praying in parallel. They're doing their thing I'm doing my thing. They know I've rejected Protestantism as a system.
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Praying with Protestants? - by Gris - 03-29-2011, 06:35 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by Bakuryokuso - 03-29-2011, 06:54 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by Bakuryokuso - 03-29-2011, 06:56 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by St. Drogo - 03-29-2011, 07:01 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by Resurrexi - 03-29-2011, 07:05 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by St. Drogo - 03-29-2011, 07:16 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by Bakuryokuso - 03-29-2011, 07:25 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by NorthernTrad - 03-29-2011, 10:42 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by Gris - 04-04-2011, 03:56 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by jovan66102 - 04-04-2011, 04:46 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by SaintSebastian - 04-04-2011, 05:00 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by alicewyf - 04-04-2011, 10:09 PM
Re: Praying with Protestants? - by MichaelNZ - 04-04-2011, 11:36 PM



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