Saturday, July 15, 2017
FATHER SPARADO, SJ, DON'T DISS LAY CATHOLICS FOR ECUMENISM GONE WILD BECAUSE THAT WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED PRIOR TO VATICAN II!
You can read a commentary on Fr. Sparado' stupid commentary on Catholic and Protestant ecumenism in the areas of common concern in the political realm in the good ole USA 🇺🇸 HERE.
In fact in the area of politics Catholics and Evangelical Protestants have many common concerns, especially the protection of the innocent unborn.
But let's talk about ecumenism as this is an implicit criticism in the Jesuit's ill advised commentary. By the late 1960's many Catholics embraced ecumenism with Protestant Pentecostals. These Catholics known as charismatics, embraced at that time the Pentecostals fundamentalist theology concerning the Bible and some of their antiCatholic attitudes about tradition and Tradition. These charismatics embraced a Protestant Pentecostal theology and spirituality/devotion in prayer and music.
The only blame for this unbridled ecumenism and loss of authentic Catholic identity and spirituality is Vatican II's spirit promoted even by bishops here and in South America. Hispanic's in this country have left the true Church for the Pentecostal/conservative sects.
In South America, like the pope's Argentina, Catholics have departed the Catholic Church by the millions inspired by the loss of Catholic spirituality and identity and the universalism promoted by unbridled ecumenism. Pope Francis himself seems to have identified with the charismatics and their Protestant Pentecostal spirituality.
Fr. Sparado should focus on the real problems on the ground as it concerns unbridled ecumenism and loss of Catholic identity promoted by a South American mentality that could care less about authentic Catholic spirituality and identity.