[quote=barsapp]i’m not so sure about this approach… Protestantism is only a heresy that came out within the Catholic Church, as many others heresies did. So there is nothing good in heresy. Because you are basically rejecting truth. Pieces are not “missing”, they are rejected. There is no “good faith” in heresy, that “good faith” that you can find in a complete different religion, for example, Buddhism. Heresy is much worst, because you knew the truth from the beginning, and you refused it. nothing is true in protestantism.
Except what it has from Catholicism.
Here’s what the Church teaches (from the Catechsim, promulated by HH Pope John Paul II, of happy memory):
818 "However, one cannot charge with the sin of the separation those who at present are born into these communities [that resulted from such separation] and in them are brought up in the faith of Christ, and the Catholic Church accepts them with respect and affection as brothers . . . . All who have been justified by faith in Baptism are incorporated into Christ; they therefore have a right to be called Christians, and with good reason are accepted as brothers in the Lord by the children of the Catholic Church."272 819 "Furthermore, many elements of sanctification and of truth"273 are found outside the visible confines of the Catholic Church: "the written Word of God; the life of grace; faith, hope, and charity, with the other interior gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well as visible elements."274 Christ’s Spirit uses these Churches and ecclesial communities as means of salvation, whose power derives from the fullness of grace and truth that Christ has entrusted to the Catholic Church. All these blessings come from Christ and lead to him,275 and are in themselves calls to "Catholic unity."276