Is there a “schism”?

Posted March 6, 2017 3:45 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Is there a “schism”?

I pay scant attention to Patheos, but for a couple contributors.  This caught my eye after a frequent commentator here alerted me.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker wrote, with my legendary emphases and comments:
Headlines last week were proclaiming that a group of cardinals believe Pope Francis should step down to avoid a catastrophic schism in the Catholic Church.
Schism? What schism?
In fact, the modern Catholic Church is already in schism, but it is an internal schism, hidden to most people.  [He is using the term “schism” equivocally, but read on…]
The divide is very clear and yet virtually unspoken. Nobody dares to really speak of it.  [I don’t

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