Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Schütz and Past Elder reach agreement

Finally at the end of a long comments discussion here, PE and I reach a point of agreement:

First, he makes it clear that when he says "the Catholic Church is a preposterous and monstrous sham" he is not saying that it is a "preposterous and monstrous sham of the church of the Creed". That clarification helps a lot.

And he also helpfully points out the fact that our different perspectives come from differing but parallel experiences:
"You joined [Catholicism] because in the post conciliar Church you found the church you learnt in Lutheranism; I left the post conciliar Church because the church I learnt in Catholicism I could not find there."
That seems to be about as good a summary of both our agreement and differences as one could possibly get.

See how helpful dialogue can be?

2 Comments:

At Wednesday, December 03, 2008 1:59:00 am , Blogger Fr. Timothy D. May, SSP said...

Ecumenical breakthrough! ;-)

 
At Sunday, December 07, 2008 5:48:00 am , Anonymous Lucian said...

LOL! :-) So the Novus Ordo *DID* bring in New Converts! :-) -- Tell that to a Lefevrist/SSPX the next time You see one! :-)

 

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