Monday, July 16, 2007

From Bishop Aymond

The following is from Bishop Gregory Aymond about the document released last week about the Church:
The document “Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine on the Church” does not contain anything new; it clarifies previous writings of the Church.

It reaffirms our belief that Jesus Christ founded the Catholic Church almost 2,000 years ago. In order for his church to continue and grow Christ appointed Peter as head of the church. The document emphasizes the importance of Apostolic Succession, beginning with St. Peter; the primacy of the pope; the sacrament of Holy Orders and the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

As our present Holy Father and many other popes previously stated, we are very respectful and appreciative of other denominations because the Spirit of Christ continues to use “them as instruments of salvation.” We want to be in dialogue with other denominations and Christian faiths and work towards unity with them. Christ promised that some day there would be one flock and one shepherd; we continue to work and pray for that day.
Nicely said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is an article of our faith that that day already IS here and it has been there from the BEGINNING - I believe the ONE holy, Catholic and apostolic Church. Unity already exists, there is already one flock and one shepherd. There of course are those who have left the flock and the shepherd, but nothing has happened to the Church's unity.