Has anyone else here noticed this? On Sunday my priest was giving his homily about Matthew 23, when about halfway through I noticed he used the word “Christian” several times to describe us. By the end of the homily he had used the word 5 times and the word “Catholic” 0 times even though he spoke of a few things very specific of Catholics. He did at the end of mass use the word “Catholic” to remind us of our Holy Day of Obligation that was coming up.
I don’t mind being called a “Christian”, don’t get me wrong, but what I have noticed recently is what seems an attempt to take away our Catholic identity. More and more we are “Christian” and not “Catholic”. We are already “Christian”, but we are also “Catholic”, and it is our “Catholic” faith which ultimately describes us.
Have those espousing ecumenism gone so far as to instruct our priests to push our “Catholic” identity to the back burner in a further attempt at unity with the other “Christians”? Why is ecumenism such an all motivating force behind what the Vatican does? What is the final goal of ecumenism?
I really wonder what your thoughts are on this topic. Dr. Bombay?