Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The New Ecumenism - Evangelists Need Not Apply

Here are some words from Cardinal Kasper, President of the Pontifical Commission for Christian Unity, regarding the 400,000 Anglicans seeking union with the Church: (H/T to Gerals at The Cafeteria Is Closed )

One of the Vatican's most senior cardinals has dismissed the idea that a breakaway group of Anglicans might be received into the Catholic Church en masse - despite Benedict XVI's personal support for such a move. Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, told The Catholic Herald: "It's not our policy to bring that many Anglicans to Rome."

The cardinal's comments refer to the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC), a rebel group which claims to represent 400,000 people. Its bishops sent a letter to Rome last month requesting "full, corporate and sacramental union". But the bishops did not send their letter to Cardinal Kasper. Instead they addressed it to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), where, it is understood, they expected a warmer reception.

It has been claimed that 60 Anglican parishes have joined the rebel group since their request became public.

The cardinal said on Monday: "We are on good terms with the Archbishop of Canterbury and as much as we can we are helping him to keep the Anglican community together."

When asked whether he felt encouraged by the TAC's request, the cardinal replied: "It's not our policy to bring that many Anglicans to Rome and I am not sure there are so many as you are speaking about."

He added: "Of course, as a Catholic I am happy if one person joins our Catholic Church but I doubt such a big group is coming - I think there are still many questions to solve first."

And here I thought that we were called to evangelize the world and bring all people into the Church, ouside of which there is no salvation.

I didn't know that it was our duty to keep other protestants faiths together.

This guy is a disgrace to his office; he's working directly against why his congregation exists. He doesn't want unity, he wants indifferentism. VII has really screwed up the notion of ecumenism, which used to stress teh ecumenism of return. It used to preach the importance of evangelization. Now it just stresses the hippie notions of I'm ok, you're ok, we're all ok.

If it's not for the sake of reuniting people with the one trut Church of Christ then it is a waste of time. I guess Kasper cares more about happy-clappy circle-jerks than saving souls.

I'm sorry Cardinal, you may not want 400,000 souls to rejoin the true Church. But there are over 400,000 souls that disagree with you.

1 comment:

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Presider Kaspar is more interested in convergance vice conversions.