"Let unity, the greatest good of all goods, be your preoccupation." - St. Ignatius of Antioch (Letter to St. Polycarp)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

George Weigel on Cardinal Kasper on the State of Ecumenicism

The article is here. Weigel notes that the success in present-day Catholic-Protestant ecumenical dialogue is primarily among those who are holding/seeking orthodoxy. Ecumenicism is least successful when the two parties at the dialogue table are orthodoxy on the one hand, and theological liberalism on the other. That fits with what I wrote in May of last year concerning the eschatological unification of the City of Man, and the eschatological unification of the City of God (obviously drawing from St. Augustine's City of God). Those two unifications are simultaneously a deepening separation of the two cities from each other.

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