I'll say it

I read this, thanks to alert reader Joel Griffith.

I'll say it here: this statement by the Pope is unintelligible. The words say something -- until you take them in the context of what words like "unity" mean in the Catechism and the formal teaching of Rome.

Nobody's going to like that, but that's where this discussion peters out. (heh).

Here's my brief thought: if the Pope is serious about dialog, let him repeal the anathemas of Trent -- not by inches, but as the result of a conciliar decree. Repeal the anathemas to prove that the happy talk in this announcement is serious. Then we can talk in a true spirit of ecumenical brotherhood.