Tuesday, July 17, 2007
The Pope said it, folks
Ok, as I was sipping my Passion Tea Lemonade this afternoon thinking about ways to finish a writing project on which I have embarked, I came across some news online re: Pope Benedict XVI, or as he is known in Southern Germany, Joseph Alois Ratzinger.
Interesting timing, I thought. Last night I was speaking to my friend Benjamin about this 'monopoly on truth' business and when I read the following bit online I thought, 'how apropos!'
So, here is the blog-worthy snippet of today:
LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy -- Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document that says Orthodox churches are defective and that other Christian denominations are not true churches.
The document, released Tuesday, restates key sections of a 2000 document that set off a firestorm of criticism among Protestant and other Christian denominations. It said they were not true churches but merely ecclesial communities and therefore did not have the "means of salvation."
via real time with Bill Mahr