Thursday, 2 February 2012

Redressing the balance a little

The Daily Telegraph's obituary of the Very Revd Jeremy Winston [here] - redressing the balance (in print - one or two addresses & homilies have already done so verbally*) in an important way.

And, from Anglican Patrimony a significant point about Catholic ecclesiology, a truth which sometimes tends to be lost amid the "four legs good, two legs bad" polemics of the blogosphere:

"...Regarding the second question addressed, The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith speaks quite plainly regarding churches and ecclesial communities not in communion with the Catholic Church, when it says:

"...It is possible, according to Catholic doctrine, to affirm correctly that the Church of Christ is present and operative in the churches and ecclesial Communities not yet fully in communion with the Catholic Church, on account of the elements of sanctification and truth that are present in them...."
Read it all here

* Update: including the homily now published by his friend, Fr Mark Zorab, on his blog

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