Filed under: "Wow, I Had No Idea" and "Didn't See That One Coming"
This just in from MSNBC...The Pope is a Romanist.
Keeping things a buzz in the blogosphere, and goading believers in Jesus Christ from every background, the Pope has come out, once again, saying that Christian churches not connected to Him are not true churches of Jesus Christ (with the exception of the Orthodox folks, so that's good news for them).
So, anything new here? No. The Pope's just doing his job being [Roman] catholic.
The article also reports that,
Father Augustine Di Noia, undersecretary for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said the document did not alter the commitment for ecumenical dialogue, but aimed to assert Catholic identity in those talks.
“The Church is not backtracking on ecumenical commitment,” Di Noia told Vatican radio.
The dictionary defines 'ecumenical' as "promoting or relating to unity among the world's Christian churches." So either we need to change the definition, or to quote Inigo Montoya, "I don't think that word means what you think it means" because if he means that he is committed to unity among all Roman churches, well, good for him, but that's a textbook case of stating the obvious.