So that’s the Catholic position on historical reparations, then…

“In view of the strong language of previous centuries against schism and heresy, it is not surprising that the decree [Unitatis Redintegratio] was hotly debated, with many unwilling to break radically from the traditional language. In the end, however, the decree showed much generosity. It accepts that Catholics must take their share of blame for the divisions among Christians and that the living cannot be blamed for the sins of their ancestors.”

So much for original sin, too, I guess.


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2 Responses to So that’s the Catholic position on historical reparations, then…

  1. In the spirit of generosity that suffuses the Holy Days Season, M.J. is gifting the blessed new pentecost with a reconciliation of pre V2 doctrine and V2 doctrine.

    Prior to V2, it was crystal clear that members of the one true Catholic Church were those who maintained the bonds of unity in Worship, Doctrine, and Authority and that those who rejected even one of those bonds were heretics and schismatics who were clealry outside the one true Church but V2 took a different look at Ecclesiology (Think Ben Turpin) and viewed it not as a perfect society or the Mystical Body of Christ – i.e. that the catholic Church IS the One True Church – but as a communion/sacrament and so now we say to the world that the chrch subsists in the Catholic Church but, also, subsists in other churches and communities

    See here for a bit of background:

    In reconciling this new conciliar compassionate ecumenical circle with the Traditional squares of the past, one can now say that those who we were always taught are heretics and schismatics remain heretics and schismatics outside the Church but that the Catholic Church is in them to varying degrees; that is, they are out of us but we are in them.

    O, and, yes, they can attain unto salvation in those communities; so they got that going for them, which is nice.

    But what about the Piskies, Bapdtists (ol school southroun pronuciation) and what not. They don’t want ot be considered part of a church that won’t follow scripture

    Well, too bad. V2 has spoken and we are in them.

    Yeck. That sounds like spiritual rape..

    Well, they were asking for it when they got their own selves Baptised and started strutting around in their white robes…

    You don’t take anything seriously, do you?

    O, M.J takes many things seriously, just not novelties and the new theology.

  2. southron, not southroun

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