I was chastised on another blog for saying that Pope Benedict XVI and the Catholic Church view Protestants as “heretics and schismatics” in my post on the recent CDF document.
Well, here’s a point no one in the media or in the ecumenical world has paid attention to. That phrase, “heretics and schismatics,” comes from the Good Friday prayers of the 1962 Missale Romanum, the use of which was liberalized this week by Pope Benedict XVI.
1) For the unity of the Church. Let us pray also for heretics and schismatics, that our Lord and God may save them from their errors and be pleased to recall them to our holy Mother the Catholic and Apostolic Church.