why do Protestants talk as if the finished work of Christ Crucified is not acknowledged by the Catholic Church?
…because we (Catholics) meditate on the crucifix than an empty cross. I am a former Presbyterian. Protestants don’t appreciate the idea of the re-presentation of Jesus’ sacrifice in the Eucharist. They think that if we are constantly meditating on the death of Jesus, that we aren’t remembering that Jesus rose from the dead as well.
…also because of confession. Catholics continually go to confession to have their sins forgiven. Most Protestant churches rely on rather the idea of once saved, always saved. Their belief that Jesus is God’s Son and praying for God’s forgiveness privately is all that is required for their sins to be forgiven they think.
…also the verse about Christ did not come to abolish the law but fulfill it sort of falls on deaf ears. They think that the Old Law was washed away and something more like personal interpretation of the Scriptures was put in its place rather than actually looking at how the Old Law was being fulfilled by the doctrines of the Catholic church.
Sorry, this is a bit rambly. It’s too late to think theologically.