Goodbye
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(02-25-2012, 03:12 PM)russiaphile Wrote: Vetus, aren't the Orthodox, by having valid apostolic succession,  graced sacraments, and being valid churches, part of the Church, albeit in an imperfect state of communion?

There's only one Church of Christ which is the Catholic Church. Either you believe in it or you don't, it's simple.

The Orthodox are separated from the Church of Christ by schism, and heresy in some cases. They're not part of the Church in any true sense: rather,  they're outside of her. Any talk about "partial communion" is just newspeak intended to foster ecumenism. The truth, however, is that either you're in the Church or you're outside of her. You can't be partially in the Church, anymore than a woman can be partially pregnant.

The Orthodox, albeit having valid priests and sacraments, are outside the Church. They eat the Lamb outside the Father's house which is terribly sinful.
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Goodbye - by russiaphile - 02-24-2012, 02:34 PM
Re: Goodbye - by newyorkcatholic - 02-24-2012, 02:52 PM
Re: Goodbye - by jovan66102 - 02-24-2012, 09:26 PM
Re: Goodbye - by Vetus Ordo - 02-24-2012, 09:47 PM
Re: Goodbye - by Crusader_Philly - 02-25-2012, 01:38 AM
Re: Goodbye - by Might_4_Right - 02-25-2012, 02:04 AM
Re: Goodbye - by LoneWolfRadTrad - 02-25-2012, 03:32 AM
Re: Goodbye - by jovan66102 - 02-25-2012, 03:42 AM
Re: Goodbye - by russiaphile - 02-25-2012, 09:46 AM
Re: Goodbye - by Habitual_Ritual - 02-25-2012, 09:55 AM
Re: Goodbye - by MeanGene - 02-25-2012, 02:44 PM
Re: Goodbye - by moneil - 02-25-2012, 03:02 PM
Re: Goodbye - by Vetus Ordo - 02-25-2012, 03:04 PM
Re: Goodbye - by Vetus Ordo - 02-25-2012, 03:07 PM
Re: Goodbye - by Crusader_Philly - 02-25-2012, 03:10 PM
Re: Goodbye - by russiaphile - 02-25-2012, 03:12 PM
Re: Goodbye - by moneil - 02-25-2012, 05:32 PM
Re: Goodbye - by Historian - 02-25-2012, 05:34 PM
Re: Goodbye - by Vetus Ordo - 02-26-2012, 08:30 PM
Re: Goodbye - by jovan66102 - 02-27-2012, 07:59 AM



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