Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Beautiful, She Is

The more i read on Roman Catholic Church the more beauty i see in her. Her recent leaders, especially John Paul II and Benedict 16th, are rather distinct from their predecessors. Since Vatican 2 claimed that the 3rd millenium is the millenium of conciliation and renewal in the Roman Catholic Church, i don't see why can't reconciliation happen between her and her ecclesial communities. Perhaps it is not really the hesistation of the Roman Catholic Church but rather the problems among those who claim to be following the Church.

When i read John Paul II's apology and the International Theological Commision, i can't help but to admire the vision of the leaders and the magisterium the Catholic church. She is beautiful but not necessarily the same can be applied to her "sons and daughters".

John Paul II: "We forgive and we ask forgiveness. We are asking pardon for the divisions among Christians, for the use of violence that some have committed in the service of truth, and for attitudes of mistrust and hostility assumed towards followers of other religions."

International Theological Commision on Memory and Reconciliation: The Church and the Faults of the Past.

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