Communion is not simply a legal agreement, and it cannot be extended by wordplay but only through authentic unity of faith.
Where do Protestant churches receive their jurisdiction? In what way are we in continuity with the Catholic Church of the ages?
While textual criticism has proven a problem and scandal to most Christians, it becomes a fruitful resource if understood theologically by the faithful.
Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Her Majesty the Queen.
Ultramontanism, the radical commitment to the current teaching of the Pope, is simply repackaged Modernism. Any attempt to move away from Scripture and authentic Tradition leads to an abandonment of Truth Himself.
Sola Scriptura does not take from but reinforces the authority of the Catholic Church. The Holy Ghost works in His Church to bring us closer to the Scriptures.
As seen in the Church Fathers, even if St. Peter is the Rock of Matthew 16, the modern papal doctrines do not follow. Rather, a proper equality of bishops is taught by the Sacred Scriptures and the Church Fathers.
Friendship is a virtue for every man. It is as vulnerable & intimate as it is masculine and strong. Without friendship, no man can have excellence. But this is not by a present perfection but a hope in eventual glory.
While Romanists claim the Pope creates unity for the Catholic Church, it is actually a false unity which harms the Catholic Church.
The greatest problem in the Catholic Church today is Modernism. While usually a concern among Romanists, it is a chiefly Protestant concern.