Sunday, September 09, 2007


"Does ecumenism consist in confessing or in hiding the truth? Ought [we] to explain Catholic doctrine, or the doctrine of our separated brethren?.... Hiding the truth hurts both us and those separated from us. It hurts us, because we appear as hypocrites. It hurts those who are separated from us because it makes them appear weak and capable of being offended by the truth.....Let us profess our faith openly. Let us be the teachers we are in the Church by teaching with clarity, and not hiding what is true."

-Bishop Giocondo Grotti of Acre e Purus, Brazil, Oct. 27, 1962.

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