Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Staying Put II

Two? Yes. Surely you remember reflection the first.

This time, refreshing words from Edward Oakes on why Protestants are not, from an intelligent Catholic point of view, heretics:
"When the Western Church fissiparated in the sixteen century, the Reformers took a portion of the essential patrimony of the Church with them, and they thereby left both the Roman Church and themselves the poorer for it."
He might have added that remarks similar to those of Therese of Lisieux which he mentions also show up in the Catholic Catechism itself (see 2011).