Benedict: Take Joy in the Good of our Separated Brethren
(10-03-2012, 12:01 PM)Scriptorium Wrote: We should be friendly, and discuss with them how the incomplete vision can be completed.

All well and good, but what seems to be notably missing is any preaching that their vision is incomplete.  We're supposed to get along with them, appreciate them, etc.  All of that is relatively easy.  Our culture basically forces us to do that.

What's being left out is the strong medicine, the medicine we actually need:  preaching that we need to pray for their conversion, that outside the Church there is no salvation, that even if they are not culpable as heretics, still their objective situation of heresy puts them in grave danger.  All this, so that we can deal honestly and openly with them about their real situation.

This is the message that is missing.  It's not purely negative, because there are things we can do.  Nonetheless, if you fail to recognize the negative facts, you can't take positive action.  And this ignorance of negative facts is widespread.  I really wish more of those in the hierarchy, up to and including the Holy Father, would do more about it.  Until they do, I expect this crisis-level situation in the Church to continue.

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Re: Benedict: Take Joy in the Good of our Separated Brethren - by JuniorCouncilor - 10-03-2012, 01:34 PM

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