Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Good News from Rome
...plus, I'm on Vatican TV. Cool.
As a friend of ours said, this is probably the largest and most significant act of Christian reunification since the Big Split. It also means that in four years, Benedict has accomplished more for Christian unity than his predecessor did in nearly 30. (To be fair, as Archbishop Di Noia said, this is really because of how profoundly things have been changing just recently.) My friend also commented that it is going to drive the ecumaniacs into apoplexy.
Well, yes. And it has to be admitted, that watching our enemies' heads spinning around and exploding is one of the consolations.
That faint popping sound you hear...
There's quite a bit more to be said about this.
Of course, probably the most predictable lines are already being drawn. The left wasted no time in getting the memes and themes rolling, calling it "divisive"
Cindy Wooden was hot off the mark, being the first called upon for a question at yesterday's press conference: "Are you worried at all that this is going to be the end of the ecumenical movement?" (Well, Cindy, since you have put it so interestingly, let's examine that question. What, precisely, is the "end" of the ecumenical movement? Is it to continue to produce endless unreadable reports on the warmth of our mutual handshakes?)
The Globe and Mail, taking up the accepted theme:An embrace that divides
But it's mostly just sour grapes. They're just miffed that their hippie-era crusade has failed so manifestly. Pay it no mind.
I'll be busy today. You may talk amongst yourselves.