At Cooee’s from the Cloister, Hardman Window asks the question:
“And how can Mr Schutz live with himself, having a link on aCatholica to his nice thoughtful intelligent Catholic blog “Sentire Cum Ecclesia”?
He speaks of the well known and oft-read website (to which I also have a link on this page) “Catholica”. I have a link to them, and they have a link to me because Brian Coyne and I have agreed to be friendly to one another, even if we are both utterly convinced that the other is entirely mistaken in his point of view. This, you see, is dialogue.
You can have a respectful dialogue without sacrificing your own convictions AND without any disrespect to the other as a “thoughtful and intelligent” human being (even though sometimes you might express the view that he could give a little more evidence of that thoughtfulness and intelligence).
Thus it is with me and the folks at Catholica. I respect them above all as my fellow Catholics. They and I are all embraced in catholic communion with the Bishop of Rome. I like to remind them of this every now and again.
And, of course, there is that well known saying in the dialogue business: “Know your enemy.”