Unfortunately, the person who hid at least 14 booklets titled "Are Roman Catholics Christians?" throughout St. Augustine Church in Montpelier did not leave his contact information. While the booklet is rather nasty and simplistic, I assume he just wanted to start an ecumenical discussion with members of our church. I ask him just to contact me through the rectory on Barre Street. I would be pleased to sit down with him and discuss our differences, as well as the areas we are in agreement.

Meanwhile, to start the conversation, I will give him two things for consideration. 1 – The Catholic Church gave him the Bible for which he has great reverence. 2 – The Bible (KJV) he reveres tells us that the Church, not the Bible, is the “pillar and ground of the truth.” The full quote is – “These things write I unto thee, hoping to come onto thee shortly: but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of truth.” (1 Tim 3:14-15).

Gesualdo Schneider


The writer is is a deacon at St. Augustine Church.

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