Sunday, April 13, 2008

The be-screw-edness of our part of Christianity
A sinless church but sinful people
As a member of a WRO community myself, I have to regard it all as a product of the general “be-screw-ed-ness” of Christendom since the schism of East and West. Though many online speak of WRO as some sort of ecclesiastical paradise, I really don’t see it that way. We have our positive aspects and our negative aspects. But the whole concept is one attempt at being Catholic and Orthodox in a divided Christendom.

Of course, it’s impossible to be a Catholic Christian without living under the shadow of the schism, which none of us created (though it’s possible to refuse to continue to contribute to it). You have to be a Catholic somewhere, and there are “pros” and “cons” to all of the options out there.

This may sound like a form of ecclesiastical “relativism” to many (especially my own Orthodox coreligionists), but it’s the most sense I can make out of a divided Catholic Christendom.
— Anonymous

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