I really did think it was going to be a duology; I promise it won't turn into Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time...
...and again, from the Catholic Corner:
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Tuesday Christian denominations outside Roman Catholicism were not full churches of Jesus Christ.
Protestant leaders said this was offensive and would hurt inter-denominational dialogue. [Ya think??]
A 16-page document by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which Pope Benedict once headed, described Christian Orthodox churches as true churches, but suffering from a "wound" since they do not recognise the primacy of Pope.
But the document said the "wound is still more profound" in Protestant denominations.
"Despite the fact that this teaching has created no little distress ... it is nevertheless difficult to see how the title of 'Church' could possibly be attributed to them," it said.
*A moment of stunned silence followed by hyena-like, hysterical laughter*
I'm sorry, CDF, but are you trying to be hurtful and offensive, or has the Vatican finally crossed the line between narcissism and sociopathy?
If I didn't know any better, I'd think that you are deliberately scattering Christ's flock to weaken it.
Then again, maybe I don't.