Y'all are gonna want to watch this...
(02-22-2014, 11:29 AM)CaptCrunch73 Wrote: Well this is the problem with the ecumenical movement as it's being lived today. There is no call to conversion to the Catholic Faith. There is no longer the declaration, or belief, that Catholicism is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ.

"As explicitly recognized in the Decree on Ecumenism of the Second Vatican Council, 'it is evident that the work of preparing and reconciling those individuals who desire full Catholic communion is of its nature distinct from ecumenical action, but there is no opposition between the two, since both proceed from the marvelous ways of God'" (CDFDoctrinal Note on Some Aspects of Evangelization, IV, n. 12e; Unitatis Redintegratio, n. 4).

Ecumenical action isn't of its nature about the return of dissidents to the true Church of Christ...

Oh, it's about full communion between the separated Churches/Communities and Rome, you say?  But this full communion doesn't involve absorption or fusion... so, how is it supposed to play out, then?

Ratzinger, Theological Highlights of Vatican II, p. 73 Wrote:"... the recognition of a plurality of Churches within the Church implies two lines of change:

"(a) The Catholic has to recognize that his own Church is not yet prepared to accept the phenomenon of multiplicity in unity; he must orient himself toward this reality.  He must also recognize the need for a thorough Catholic renewal, something not to be accomplished in a day.  This requires a process of opening up, which takes time.  Meantime, the Catholic Church has no right to absorb the other Churches.  The Church has not yet prepared for them a place of their own, but this they are legitimately entitled to."

"(b) A basic unity – of churches that remain Churches, yet become one Church – must replace the idea of conversion, even though conversion retains its meaningfulness for those in conscience motivated to seek it."

What are heretical and schismatic sects, who teach heresy and other errors, with illicit and sometimes invalid sacraments, entitled to upon their corporate reunion with the Catholic Church?!

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Re: Y'all are gonna want to watch this... - by SouthpawLink - 02-23-2014, 11:59 AM

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