Fox carried an AP story where the reporter must not have even read the Vatican statement.
I’m only posting it again so the outraged might understand what happened.
From the 2007 article that was posted:
...because it said they were not true churches but merely ecclesial communities and therefore did not have the means of salvation.
From what was released: 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.
Pretty much the opposite of what was reported back in 2007. Shocking, I know.
This is so important, and so interesting.
Dominus Iesus was as clear as could be that the “ecclesial communities” could themselves be “means of salvation.”
But the way the anti-Catholics present it is, first and most imnportant, false. Then it, as falsely presented by anti-Catholics, give them a reason to say nasty (and false) things about the Catholic Church.
And all that eventuates in threads like this one where all the old well-trodden ground is fought over once again.
But it all starts with a falsehood! The rallying cry, the first post, whatever RnMomof7 intended (and I cannot think she intended falsehood), was, at some point in its generation, either by intent of by negligence, a lie.
So if they so eagerly resort to falsehoods (whether or not they are known to be such) to incite a riot against us, then we Catholics can take heart. We have been deemed worthy to suffer slander and libel by those who bear false witness.
God be praised and may all, enemies and friends, know and rejoice in his mercy!