Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is Catholic-Orthodox Unity in Sight?

Check out this story. I think if this were to come to pass, it would be a great stimulus for other denominations to follow suit.


Blogger kkollwitz said...

Is Catholic-Orthodox Unity in Sight?

Maybe if you're looking through the Hubble telescope...otherwise, no.

September 15, 2009 8:42 PM  
Blogger George Weis said...

Just read this today. I am so excited! What would this say to everyone else?


September 15, 2009 9:50 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Well, the issue of papal authority is a big one to swallow on their part, but there's always hope!

September 15, 2009 10:25 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

George, i think this could give people more hope that the Lord's prayer in john 15, for unity would finally start to come about.
Maybe other groups on the fringe would think, "well if the Russian Orthodox could accept the papacy, maybe we should too" Who knows ? stranger things have happened.

September 15, 2009 10:27 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

you don't think this could happen?

September 15, 2009 10:36 PM  
Blogger George Weis said...

It seems to me, that they seriously want to get this taken care of. There seems to be an urgency to all of this now. This fall they are discussing the roll of the Pope. I am eager to see/hear what they talk about.

In His Love,

September 16, 2009 7:27 AM  
Blogger Scott Lyons said...

Tiber Jumper, I pray that it happens, but if you read any Orthodox blogs, it ain't happening anytime soon. The hype here is just hype - it's hope-springs-eternal on the Catholic end. It won't happen unless/until Papa Benedict redefines papal authority in a way that is palatable to the East and quickly "develops" some of our recent dogmas concerning papal infallibility and the like. Either that some mind-numbingly out-of-the-blue event happens that forces a reunion - I don't know what that would be, but I'm just saying.

But if it ever did happen ... wouldn't that be sweet. May it happen in our lifetime.

September 16, 2009 7:12 PM  
Blogger kkollwitz said...

Ditto Scott's comments.

September 18, 2009 11:30 AM  

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