Thursday, November 13, 2008

Donatists Alive and Well

According to CNN, the Catholic church in Brazil has apparently forgotten a hard earned lesson of orthodoxy - Donatism.

I covered this heresy over a year ago. Donatus believed that the effectiveness of sacraments was tied to the individuals performing them. The orthodox position is that it is God who is effective for everything in our lives.

Apparently, some things get forgotten after 1700 years:
"It said couples married by Santos must now seek a 'legitimate priest' to renew their vows."

1 comment:

nedbrek said...

CNN link is broken, here's one from USA today: