Kilian McDonnell, O.S.B., is founder and president of the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Collegeville, Minnesota, and cochair of the international dialogue between Roman Catholics and Pentecostals.
The Protestant responses to the “Declaration on the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church” recently issued by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s Office for the Doctrine of the Faith (ODF) have been mostly pained surprise, sometimes anger. Leaders in other world religions had a similar reaction. Even Catholics were taken aback by what seemed like a regressive document.
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