When is a Church Not a Church?

Vatican Document Opens Old Wounds
When is a Church Not a Church? You may be planning on attending church this coming Sunday morning, but if the Pope is to be believed, despite appearances to the contrary, your church may not, in fact be, a Church. A new statement published by the Vatican states quite clearly that outside of the jurisdiction of Rome (and some Eastern Orthodox communions), a church is not a Church. What the document actually reveals is how far out of touch with reality the Pope actually is.

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Charles is a Presbyterian minister, writer, editor, activist, publisher and public theologian.

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