My second thought was that I’m glad that who is or isn’t a ‘proper Christian’ isn’t a choice of the pope, that decision is God’s.
And some folks consider that a good thing. I can see why the ECT crowd would be unhappy.
“My second thought was that Im glad that who is or isnt a proper Christian isnt a choice of the pope, that decision is Gods.”
Tell that to the anti Mormon crowd around here.
John Paul II affirmed this same point many times.
The first thought here! : )
The Pope never said anything about WHO is a “proper Christian.” He said that Protestant churches don’t have a sacramental priesthood (which, in the Catholic view, is an essential characteristic of Christ’s church. Protestants are offended??? I thought the ABSENCE of a sacramental, sacrificing priesthood was the GLORY of the Protestant churches—their main selling point!