Here is a letter I received about the papal condemnation of Meister Eckhart:
I am a Roman Catholic who was married in a Roman Catholic Church with a stained glass window of Meister Eckhart. The reason I mention this is to emphasize that his statements were declared heretical, not he himself.
In fact, if those who run this site [The Meister Eckhart Site] were true disciples of Eckhart, they would bow to the Church just as he did, and admit that these statements are, when taken in certain senses, heretical. [cf. The Papal Condemnation of Meister Eckhart]
Moreover, anyone who understood the essence of faith as Eckhart did, that it is the habit of mind whereby we assent to the First Truth qua First Truth, would hold with love to Christ’s own words: “He who hears you, hears ME” and observe the right and proper authority of the successor of Peter to whom Christ entrusted authority over the Church in the manner in which that same Church has declared it continuously over Her 2,000 year history.
You may be able to understand these statements in an unheretical way – but wisdom would be able to see that God’s judgment, as manifest through His Vicar on earth, is true, and not the judgment of a man – something which eckhart himself would tell you today if you listened.
I intend no polemics here, but just to share my opinion and to hear what you think in response. God bless!
It seems that the papal church now allows silently some sort of appreciation, spontaneously coming from certain circles, concerning Meister Eckhart. I believe you will agree that a stained glass of the Meister is not something common, rather a very rare and recent exception.
All this time, since his (actual) condemnation, many members of the papal church have expressed their appreciation and even veneration, opposing de facto the authority of the pope who never officially restored Eckhart’s standing.