- Nov 2, 2010
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- Los Angeles
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Thank you Father, a sound and concise analysisFather H said:Then again, we have to subtract from many of those fourteen councils that Vatican II said to ignore because the RC is now more enlightened, because of progressive dogma and all that. Contrary to those who think that the RC is further away from us as the result of Vatican II, I think that they are moving closer to Orthodoxy. Of course, the reason for this is a little scary, i.e. that there is a magesterial progression in doctrine among RC (something that in the future could move them further away, once again). In terms of soteriology and Trinitarian theology and most doctrine of God outside of the Incarnation, we are closer to non-Chalcedonians. In terms of some aspects of Incarnational theology without doubt we are closer to RC. Ecclesiologically we are closer to non-Chalcedonians on the first matters, from the basic aspect that we both agree that the Church has only one Head, and not two, or two partitioned, or two one original and another vicarious, etc. However, RC has been moving closer to Orthodoxy on ecclesiology since Vatican II, but a ways to go. Liturgically, on an official level (i.e. epiklesis, etc.) since Vatican II they are liturgically closer, but on a practical level, further away.