Benedict: Take Joy in the Good of our Separated Brethren
(10-23-2012, 01:18 PM)SouthpawLink Wrote: The juridical view of the Church is settled Catholic doctrine.  Read encyclicals, theology manuals (all of them) and catechisms which predate Vatican II.  Any contradiction with settled doctrine is, in the very least, theologically erroneous.

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The Church teaches that there is a hierarchical structure, and a structure of authority, but that is not what I mean by juridical. Juridical means that what the Church is about is laws and conformity, instead of love. That's where communion ecclesiology comes from. What binds us is not conformity to law, but conformity to Christ, a living Person, which is a two way relationship. The new covenant itself was all about this shift from legalism to an economy of charity.
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Re: Benedict: Take Joy in the Good of our Separated Brethren - by Scriptorium - 10-23-2012, 01:32 PM



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