Monday, July 23, 2007

Ecumenical Dialogue

A Catholic friend of mine had a very good conversation recently about the latest CDF clarification regarding Catholic Theology of the Church and how it relates to the Orthodox.

'What is missing from the particular expression which the Orthodox churches, both individually and collectively, give to the universal Church is that element of the universal Church which I have described as the Petrine ministry. Since the Apostolic Church, gathered on that first Pentecost Sunday, in the fellowship of the body of Christ, with the Theotokos, under the headship of Peter, is the most pure expression of the universal Church, the absence of any one of those elements would constitute an imperfect expression of the universal Church.'

No comments: