Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cardinal explains Vatican's unity push

Says return of Protestants to fold will enrich Church

By Jennifer Green, The Ottawa Citizen

The Vatican's chief of doctrine said Saturday that the whole point of talks on Anglican-Catholic religious unity is to bring the Protestants back to Rome.

William Cardinal Levada, prefect the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told a dinner of about 300 in Kingston that "union with the Catholic Church is the goal of ecumenism (at least), we phrase it that way.

"Yet the very process of moving towards union works a change in churches ..."

The Catholic Church is enriched when another group adds its means of worship, although he hastened to add it would not be any "essential elements of sanctification or truth." Those were already provided to the Church by Christ....


1 comment:

Rachel said...

That should be obvious, but I guess we avoid saying it so as not to frighten the Protestants away?