Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue in a Nutshell
Somebody writes and asks:
I’m trying to find out what the Catholic Church has to say about Theophostic Ministry. If you don’t know what the church’s official position is, I would prefer you don’t comment. Or if you don’t have the time to research it, can you refer me to some Catholic literature on it.
I’ll comment anyway. I’ve never in my life heard of Theophostic Ministry. Maybe Catholic Answers has (www.catholic.com). My guess is that the Church’s position toward it is the same as her position toward all odd little sects: When they agree with Her doctrines, they’re right. When they don’t agree, they’re wrong. And we wish them the best, hope they are somehow obeying what light from Christ they have, and hope they come to the fullness of that light. And, if Theophosts (or whoever) are doing something right, and doing it better than Catholics, we should imitate their virtues while avoiding their errors, just as we should be praising what is good in them while trying to help them see the fullness of Christ’s revelation more clearly.