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12) Why, he asked, would his church, which considered itself to be Catholic, connect itself in intercommunion with groups that are strictly sectarian?
It was then that I thought I understood why there is no intercommunion.
What seemed clear is that Benedict regards collaboration in responding to these external challenges as the near-term future of the ecumenical movement--and not structural unity that might lead to intercommunion.
45 of Ecclesia de Eucharistia, was intended to "meet a grave spiritual need for an individual believer, not to bring about an intercommunion which remains impossible until the visible bonds of ecclesial communion are fully re-established.
Q: My most positive experience with intercommunion was .
In that regard, Western Rite Orthodoxy, like the Eastern Catholic Churches, presents a unique obstacle to any ecumenical dialogue between Orthodoxy and the West that has eventual intercommunion as a stated or implied goal for the same efforts.
German-speaking Catholicism has long been home to intense reform pressures, and groups such as "We Are Church," which favor measures such as optional priestly celibacy, the ordination of women, and less restrictive rules on intercommunion with Protestants, made themselves heard.
10) Gallaher, Brandon (2003) Catholic Action: Ecelesiology, the Eucharist and the Question of Intercommunion in the Ecumenism of Sergii Bulgakov, MDiv thesis, St Vladimir's Theological Seminary.
does present a few pages on intercommunion (85-92) and on the Lutheran understanding of the Eucharist (220-25).
In 1956 a consensus about the doctrine on the Lord's Supper with the Dutch Reformed Church was accepted, which made intercommunion possible between the Lutherans and the Reformed.
One example is the mistaken clamour for Catholic intercommunion with Christian communities which are doctrinally or morally at odds with Catholic orthodoxy.
Isn't it possible that some of these ceremonies are more feel-good exercises than intercommunion between the people (who used to be in the pew) and God?

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