Benedict: Take Joy in the Good of our Separated Brethren
(10-23-2012, 12:52 PM)James02 Wrote:
Quote: These people do good works in the name of Jesus, however filled with confusion and error they may be. The fact that we cannot find in ourselves to "come down" and take joy in that shows that we lack charity for our neighbor.

Your straw man is quite impressive.  There is no crisis, not even a minor issue, about Catholics, whether Trad or Neo, of people upset with a Baptist hospital providing medical care to the poor. NONE.  It is not being "complained about" in this thread.  You know that, and I know that, and more importantly everyone reading this thread know it.  Which makes your argument a straw man argument.

The issue is the words Pope Benedict used.  "Profound Communion" is very improper.  I will never do or feel anything with a Baptist "eccleisal group" in a spirit of "profound communion".  Because I am Catholic.

You statements doesn't follow. You're reading into Benedict things he isn't saying. How does seeing good in other people ignore a crisis, or ignore the true divisions amongst Christians? Explain how ecumenism makes any sense if the Pope thinks that the divisions aren't real? Everybody knows about the divisions, it's just maybe they want to take a positive approach, or not bog themselves down with petty issues, or simply see that many of these issues are solved if they are successful, i.e., picking your battles.
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