Name! That! Author!

“I count among the most important results of the ecumenical dialogues the insight that the issue of the eucharist cannot be narrowed to the problem of ‘validity.’ Even a theology oriented to the concept of succession, such as that which holds in the Catholic and in the Orthodox church, need not in any way deny the salvation-granting presence of the Lord in a Lutheran Lord’s Supper.”

Bonus points for guessing the approximate date of the statement.

Don’t just Google it, and no spoilers, please.


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3 Responses to Name! That! Author!

  1. Michael Pigg says:

    I cheated by using Google but will not post the answer because of my infraction. However, I am not the least bit surprised.

  2. Patricia Klass says:

    I believe the comment was made by Joseph Ratzinger, our pope emeritus

  3. That statement must be seen in a certain light or understanding.

    For instance, a golfer may hit a Tee shot off line so the ball ends up in the rough, outside of the fairway, and then when the golfer gets to he ball he can see whether he has a good lie or a bad lie.

    Now, in Ecumenism, he who is putting a question into play (one that may Tee-off a trad) may not be playing the faith in the fair way and so the question might end up outside the fair way; that is, the question may end-up in an answer that is in the rough(ly) heretical area outside of the fair way of Faith and so then the question is – is that good lie or a bad lie?

    It seems to this observer that in terms of Ecumenism (The Universal Solvent of Tradition) that statement is a good lie because it serves the cause of ecumenism, the universal solvent which dissolves truth, and we all know that because truth divides and that which divides us is an obstacle to unity and unity is a good thing and stuff that, whatever, you know?

    So a lie in favor of Ecumenism is par for the course.

    And anyone who says otherwise in this year of Faith must be excommunicated.

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