Once again, Rome proves herself removed from the One True Faith! Based on the initial reports, I was at first overjoyed that the Pope may have been returning to the Truly Traditional Church. "If it isn't Catholic, then it's not a proper church, says Pope" "Pope Calls Non-Catholic Churches 'Defective'" the headlines read. I almost removed the Holy See from the Index, but before doing so, I stumbled upon the actual document (TRULY FAITHFUL BEWARE!) It turns out that Ratzinger-Benedict is in actuality still obstinate in his warm and fuzzy ultra-LIBERAL ways!
The document reads: "It is possible, according to Catholic doctrine, to affirm correctly that the Church of Christ is present and operative in the churches and ecclesial Communities not yet fully in communion with the Catholic Church, on account of the elements of sanctification and truth that are present in them." "It follows that these separated churches and Communities, though we believe they suffer from defects, are deprived neither of significance nor importance in the mystery of salvation. In fact the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as instruments of salvation, whose value derives from that fullness of grace and of truth which has been entrusted to the Catholic Church"
THE HORROR! Whatever happened to "Outside the Church NO Salvation"? No, we shall not bow to such BLATANT ECUMENISM! The Truthiness shall prevail!