Is Christian Unity possible?
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I don't think that a complete unity is ever possible, but I think that there can be a larger incorporation of the Orthodox Churches into the Catholic Church.  The problem is that there will always be willful people who continue a schism even after the original main parties have resolved their differences.  If, for instance, the Russian Orthodox Church officially accepts Catholic doctrine and comes into the Church, there will almost certainly be a sizable chunk of Russian Orthodox clergy and laity that refuse to accept this union and consider it heretical.  Then they might split off to form the "Society of Saint Nicholas II" or something and thus the schism would continue in some form.

I think that Pope Benedict realizes this, which is why he's trying to "divide and conquer" so that the most Catholic-inclined groups of various schismatic sects are given the opportunity of rejoining Rome.  A mass "corporate" reunion of every Christian Church and sect is a complete fantasy, but subgroups of the various schismatic churches and Protestant sects could peel off and join Rome at a more rapid rate now that Benedict has abandoned the feel-good "ecumenical dialogue" of JPII and started serious "come back to the Church" dialogue with the heretics and schismatics.
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Is Christian Unity possible? - by AntoniusMaximus - 10-04-2010, 10:35 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Cetil - 10-04-2010, 10:52 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by glgas - 10-05-2010, 07:21 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 10-05-2010, 04:57 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Cyriacus - 10-06-2010, 12:02 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Lagrange - 10-06-2010, 05:47 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Lagrange - 10-06-2010, 05:53 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Exilenomore - 10-06-2010, 10:17 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 10-06-2010, 10:25 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by timoose - 10-06-2010, 12:25 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by 3Sanctus - 10-06-2010, 03:23 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by LatinGuy - 10-06-2010, 03:24 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Pomprincess - 10-07-2010, 07:42 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 10-07-2010, 07:54 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Pomprincess - 10-07-2010, 08:12 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 10-07-2010, 08:20 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Mixolydian - 11-19-2010, 05:29 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Vetus Ordo - 11-19-2010, 09:18 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by LatinGuy - 11-19-2010, 09:20 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by timoose - 11-19-2010, 09:42 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Vetus Ordo - 11-19-2010, 09:44 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by LatinGuy - 11-19-2010, 10:10 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Vetus Ordo - 11-19-2010, 10:12 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Scipio_a - 11-19-2010, 11:39 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Vetus Ordo - 11-19-2010, 11:41 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Scipio_a - 11-19-2010, 11:44 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Vetus Ordo - 11-19-2010, 11:47 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Scipio_a - 11-19-2010, 11:51 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by icecream - 11-20-2010, 12:50 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Scipio_a - 11-20-2010, 12:53 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Historian - 11-20-2010, 02:07 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Vetus Ordo - 11-20-2010, 11:07 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by icecream - 11-20-2010, 11:38 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Historian - 11-20-2010, 02:52 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Historian - 11-20-2010, 05:47 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Totterman - 11-21-2010, 05:48 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Historian - 11-21-2010, 04:50 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Historian - 11-25-2010, 10:23 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Vetus Ordo - 11-25-2010, 02:12 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 11-27-2010, 02:17 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 11-27-2010, 12:10 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 11-27-2010, 12:22 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Vetus Ordo - 11-27-2010, 12:38 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 11-27-2010, 12:46 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 11-27-2010, 12:48 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 11-27-2010, 12:52 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Vetus Ordo - 11-27-2010, 12:58 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 11-27-2010, 02:58 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 11-27-2010, 03:01 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by Vetus Ordo - 11-27-2010, 03:17 PM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 11-28-2010, 12:05 AM
Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by INPEFESS - 11-28-2010, 01:49 AM



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