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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 30

We come to the conclusion of Orientalium Ecclesiarum with this post. Relations between Eastern Catholics and Orthodox are not very conducive to jacking up one’s blog popularity. And in the West, particularly in many stretches of North America, Eastern Rite … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 29

Policy #3, wrapping up this chapter on “Relations,” decentralizes the decisions on these ecumenical matters that touch upon worship: This conciliatory policy with regard to “communicatio in sacris” (participation in things sacred) with the brethren of the separated Eastern Churches is … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 28

Policy #2: non-sacramental sharing: Further, given the same principles, common participation by Catholics with their Eastern separated brethren in sacred functions, things and places is allowed for a just cause.(Agitur de s. d. communicatione in sacris extrasacramentali, Concilium est quod … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 27

The first policy covers Penance, Eucharist, and Anointing: Without prejudice to the principles noted earlier, Eastern Christians who are in fact separated in good faith from the Catholic Church, if they ask of their own accord and have the right … Continue reading

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Just in case you were wondering, Vatican II did not authorize what is calls “common participation,” which I think we can take to mean open Communion: Common participation in worship (communicatio in sacris) which harms the unity of the Church … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 25

How does the Church view incoming folks from Eastern Orthodoxy? If any separated Eastern Christian should, under the guidance of the grace of the Holy Spirit, join himself to the unity of Catholics, no more should be required of him … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 24

Leaving liturgy behind us, we come to a treatment of “Relations with the (Believers) of the Separated Churches.” Unity may be of even more vital interest to Eastern Christians, as their liturgy, languages,  struggles with the culture, and other aspects … Continue reading

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