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Ecumenism
Question from Taj on 12/11/2005:

Dear Father Levis,

Doesn't ecumenism mean the conversion of non-Catholics? Holy Mother Church has the fulness of the truth, how can she be expected to compromise that?

Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 12/14/2005:

Dear Taj, Yes, the final work of Evangelization is the salvation of all mankind thru the acceptance of Jesus Christ and His Church. However, to be very practical, the Fathers of Vatican Council 2 realized in our time the vast numbers of those who do not accept Jesus nor His Church and so they wrote sympathetically to try to find some reasons for their possible salvation. Ecumenism is an effort to bring all believers, and most especially Christian believers, to the most generic revealed truths so that the vast number of non-believers may not be scandalized by Christian differences. God bless. Fr. Bob Levis

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