- Jan 20, 2011
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Was Deacon Lance's reply in #188 above from yesterday not sufficient? If not, how was it deficient?Irish Hermit said:Exactly. And that is why we cannot claim that theosis is part of Catholicism's magisterial teaching.Peter J said:I appreciate the vote of confidence, but I don't know if I can.Irish Hermit said:Then please give us the official magisterial teaching.Peter J said:
Fr. Ambrose, RCs aren't as united as you seem to believe we are. The fact that Fortescue wrote of hesychasm/theosis theology as a weird aberration -- even with the Imprimatur of John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York -- doesn't mean that the Catholic Church officially sees it that way.
If it makes you feel any better, I have many times witness Catholics making that same assumption.Irish Hermit said:As I have mentioned the Orthodox have been rebuked here repeatedly for assuming things are Catholic teaching when in fact there is no basis in magisterial teaching.