In another forum a CAF member persists in his insistance that H.E. Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln Nebraska was wrong (possibly heretical) to attend the instalation of a Methodist bishop in NE.
Can we get a discussion here as to why it might be the case that in attending a non-Catholic service to demonstrate fraternity with other Baptized Christians - without assenting to beliefs they hold contrary to the Catholic faith or denying our own Catholic beliefs - might in fact NOT be heresy in and of itself?
The rules are a bit different for a bishop, because he is a principal of the Church. Attending a non-Catholic event can’t be construed as disobedient or schismatic, because he cannot disobey himself. In the same way it is treason for a subject to negotiate with the enemy in time of war, but it may be prudent for a monarch.