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.Nicely said.
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.
Monday, July 16, 2007
From Bishop Aymond
The following is from Bishop Gregory Aymond about the document released last week about the Church: