Is Christian Unity possible?
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I don't think there will be unity with the Eastern Orthodox until the Pope in union with all the bishops Consecrates Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, but there are also other stumbling blocks.

1) One of the reasons why it took so long for many of the Anglicans to come home to Rome is because they saw how the celebration of the Novus Ordo in most cases is so banal. The liturgical changes and all the other chaos happening in the Church for the last 50 odd years is a stumbling block to unity, particularly the treatment of people who wanted to attend the Mass as it had essentially been for 1500-1700 years.

2) The whole issue of the supremacy of the Pope.

3) Filioque, although the Eastern Catholics I believe were/are allowed to retain the belief that the Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father only.

4) Modern ideas about ecumenism. As long as there is the attitude among prelates that no one has to convert to Catholicism to be saved, why will most non Catholics bother?

Unfortunately, we are living in a time when policy (in this case, ecumenism) is more important than Doctrine. If the Orthodox or Protestants in particular want unity, it has to be on our terms, not theirs, with no compromise.

Almost a year ago, I started a thread and posted a story of how a Bulgarian Orthodox bishop sought to reunite with Rome. A good start, but miles and miles to go before  East and West are reunited.

http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/inde...119.0.html
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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 CrusaderKing - 10-06-2010, 10:22 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
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Re: Is Christian Unity possible? - by icecream - 11-20-2010, 12:50 AM
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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
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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
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