The Arrogance of Brevity: Speeding Through the Councils

First Ecumenical Council

How does the Church resolve differences of opinion and clarify the meaning of the Scriptures?From the time of the Apostles, there have been disagreements among Christ’s followers.  Peter and Paul disagreed, and had to iron out thorny issues such as dietary laws and the circumcision of Gentiles.From the early days of the Church, Popes have convened great councils—bringing together bishops from around the world who, guided by the Holy Spirit, prayed and discussed, tackled thorny issues and … [Read more...]