His Broken Body: Understanding and Healing the Schism by Laurent Cleenewerck

By Laurent Cleenewerck

A finished, goal, scholarly and but easy-to-read presentation of the diversities, either ancient, theological and liturgical among Roman Catholicism and japanese Orthodoxy. the proper supplement (or even antidote) to such books as Upon this Roc

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His broken body For anyone who truly believes in Jesus Christ as “the Son of the Living God,” nothing should be more disturbing than the sight of Christian disunity. Browsing the Yellow Pages, especially in North America, is a truly bewildering experience. Meet the Adventists, the Baptists, the Calvinists, the Catholics, the Evangelicals, the Lutherans, the Methodists, the Orthodox, the Pentecostals, etc. In all, there are thousands1 of Christian denominations and, in spite of the chaos, one must assume that every Christian is a sincere believer seeking the closest thing there is to Truth.

Cum Occasione. 1653. Innocent XI. Coelestis Pastor. 1687. Clement XI. Unigenitus. 1713. Pius VI. Auctorem Fidei. 1794. Pius IX. Ineffabilis Deus. 1854. Pius IX. Quanta Cura. 1864. 1 2 The Pope and the bishops in communion with Rome Published in Australia by Radio Replies Press, 1954 - Q&A number 314, p. 80 COMMON GROUNDS AND DIFFERENCES 47 Leo XIII. apostolicae Cura. 1896. * Leo XIII. Testem Benefolentiae. 1899. * Pius X. Lamentabili. 1907. Pius X. Pascendi. 1907. Pius XI. Casti Connubii. 1930.

Casti Connubii. 1930. % Pius XI. Quadregesimo Anno. 1931. % Pius XII. Munificentissimus Deus. 1950. ” % It is noted that some statements in these encyclicals “very probably” comply with the requirements of an “ex cathedra” decision. Since then, Vatican II has undeniably ‘rephrased’ the Roman Catholic position on a number of issues1. Today, the consensus among Roman Catholic theologians is that only two Papal declarations, specifically the dogmas of 1854 (Immaculate Conception) and 1950 (Assumption), were positively pronounced Ex-Cathedra and therefore infallibly.

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