Tuesday, May 27, 2014
What is the point of praying for Christian unity when Holy Mother Church no longer demands that the Orthodox and Protestants return to Rome? Ecumenical gatherings are largely occasions for a bunch of old people to get together, pat each other on the back, and congratulate each other on what good and holy Christians they are. The only thing we can count on being done is the Catholic Church emasculating itself yet again as it fawns over the errors of the Orthodox and the heresies of the Protestants. Ecumenism should be pronounced "you come in ism." If we tell other Christians that they are good and holy and worthy of adulation just the way they are, they will not unreasonably ask why they should bother becoming Catholic at all. And the Catholic will be shocked at such a question because it never occurred to him to ask them to become Catholic in the first place.