Faith/Spirituality Forum: Clarification
Clarification QUESTION from A. Basto September 1, 2001 But in a sinful episode on everyone's part the Church was split in 1054. Now we have two separate entities -- The Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. This is when the term Catholic became more important (though the Church was called Catholic as early as 107 AD). This paragraph was part of your anwser to a recently posted question entilted General. What did you mean by everyone's part?
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on August 29, 2001 Dear Mr. Basto:
everyone's part means that mistakes were made on both sides of the dispute that caused the split. A lot of egos were involved on both sides.
The story of what happened can be found in the Catholic Encyclopedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13535a.htm on the Eastern Schism and http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11329a.htm on the Orthodox Church
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