Is Christian Unity possible?
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May I be so bold as to say that next we'll be told not to seek the conversion of the Protestants? After all, they're already "members of Christ's body,"* and have "the life of grace; faith, hope and charity, with the other interior gifts of the Holy Spirit," and their sects have "significance and importance in the mystery of salvation" and are "means of salvation" (Vatican Council II, Unitatis Redintegratio, n. 3).

With all of that, what do they need us [the Catholic Church] for?  ???


P.S. - I ask the above question in all sincerity.

Thank goodness Unitatis Redintegratio "overturned the narrow post-Tridentine Counter-Reformation outlook of the church" (PCPCU, The Decree on Ecumenism – Read Anew After Forty Years; 11 November 2004)!  ::)

Honestly, how do we reconcile this: "From this eschatological and spiritual perspective the goal of ecumenism cannot be described simply as 'the others’ returning to the fold of the Catholic Church" - with this - "The Catholic understanding of ecumenism ... includes unity in the faith, in the sacraments and in church ministry."

???  It is a fact that Protestants need to abjure their heresies and accept the Catholic Faith whole and entire, that Faith without which no man was ever justified.


*See also: "Non-Catholic Christians are therefore not outside of the one church, they already belong to it in a most fundamental way (LG, 11, 14; UR, 22)" (PCPCU, op. cit.).

http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_counc...io_en.html

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontif...sm_en.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 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
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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 SouthpawLink - 11-27-2010, 11:39 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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