I was on a site that was run by an Orthodox Jewish woman and it made me sort of think. Judaism is split into Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative (for the most part, I think there’s ‘reconstructionist’ or something too, but these are the three big branches). Is the Catholic Church heading in this direction?
It would still be one Church however, as if you’re not subject to the Roman Pontiff then you’re not Catholic obviously, but sometimes it almosts seem as if someday you’ll say “Oh I’m Catholic” and the other person will respond “Really? Traditional or Ordinary?” Has this already happened maybe? Are we sort of splitting into branches, held together by common doctrines and our Pope, but drastically different in the way we express and regard our Faith?
Has anyone else thought about this? Had any thoughts?