Thursday, August 3, 2017

Vatican article on ‘ecumenism of hate’ in U.S. was long overdue

From Crux Now-

In the last fifteen years, people in the pews have grown to expect adult conversations about man-made problems within the Church, especially those presenting a threat to the Church and society.  One such challenge is the division within the Church along political lines.  This is no secret to anyone paying attention, although too often it is hidden in plain sight.

The division is deep, and weakens the Church at a time when the Church could be - and arguably should be - providing leadership and serving to bridge the divides within our society and the global community.  This is the role that Pope Francis, the bridge builder, envisions for the Church in today’s world.

Recently two intrepid souls, both of whom reportedly hold Pope Francis’s confidence, sought to advance a long-overdue conversation on this matter.  They’re Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, editor-in-chief of the Jesuit publication La Civilità Cattolica, and Presbyterian Rev. Marcelo Figueroa, editor-in-chief of the Argentinean edition of L’Osservatore Romano.

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