Fr. Mac Stewart reviews two volumes in patristics, concerned especially with the character of Catholic doctrine.
Have Anglicans made incompatible commitments to different Christian churches in ecumenical dialogue?
The Body of Christ has a history that may be mapped, discussed, and studied; it continues to suffer various indignities and worse until the End; and the teachings of its churches undergo various changes.
Bede points to Peter’s exaltation (historical and, it seems ongoing) over the other apostles as a sign: that those who would enter the Church and be saved must remain in the faith of Peter and in the fellowship of the Church.
When Christians come together to serve the Lord in works of mercy, something very beautiful happens. Our eyes move from our all-too-present divisions to touching Christ in one of the only ways we can together: as he comes to us in the poor.
My journey into the Anglican fold was, in part, a move toward Rome (as well as toward Constantinople), at least in a certain sense.
When all roads to union seem closed, perhaps the only way forward is more blood, more tears, more prayer, and, above all, more love.
Why are liturgical gestures and gift-giving so powerful?