Teddy Bear Ecumenism

Posted January 2, 2018 8:22 pm by Dwight Longenecker

Teddy Bear Ecumenism

On a Facebook comment somebody coined the phrase, “Teddy Bear Ecumenism”
Surely this means the huggy type of ecumenism where everyone gets together and ignores the huge problems that exist and make gushing noises to each other and then go away and fuhgeddoudit.
Now far be it from me to rain on anybody’s parade, but it seems to me that the public impact of teddy bear ecumenism has an inverse relationship with its actual impact. In other words, the good that it does is, errm negligible.
So why do so many liberal Catholics keep on playing Huggy Bear with Anglicans and Lutherans? Come

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