Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Aren't we all Christians?

In the article Spero News | Vatican on confessional identity of Klaus Berger, we read that "the Vatican sought to clarify whether or not Pope Benedict XVI had precise knowledge of Berger's Protestant status, when granting him communion while still a cardinal".

Every Christian should be granted communion in every church, no matter what Christian denomination. If something as simple as this is still an issue, how can ecumenical talks get anywhere?

1 comment:

MTR said...

Oh boy! Big can 'o worms here...
ThereseZ might offer some reasons why the Catholic church doesn't offer communion to non-Catholics.

It has everything to do with belief in the church (The Catholic Church) as the one true church and transubstantiation (the belief that the bread and wine are ACTUALLY become the body and blood of Christ).

I don't take communion in the Catholic church (on those rare instances when I am there) out of respect for their desires, but I couldn't disagree more with the fact that they don't allow non-Catholics to partake. I would venture to say that upward of 80% of people taking communion in the Catholic church don't really, honestly believe that it becomes the actual body and blood.