Monday, January 31, 2011

Sky on the Ordinariate

Gloria TV carries this Sky News report on the Ordinariate. It highlights the difficulty of many Anglicans in leaving the C of E, and stresses the view of many Anglicans who intend to leave that there decision is based on a hope for unity which was shattered, first by the ordination of women to the priesthood and now by the imposition of women bishops.
The few Anglicans I know who intend to join the Ordinariate were all intensely involved in ecumenism, they had a vision that somehow the Anglican Church was part of the Catholic Church, that one day the Thames would flow into the Tiber and that their part of Anglicanism would eventually achieve full communion with the Universal Church.


Fr Mark Lawler said...

I am reminded of Campion's Brag:
“The expense is reckoned, the enterprise is begun; it is of God; it cannot be withstood. So the faith was planted: So it must be restored.”

Te Deum ladamus!

Adulio said...


Doesn't your last paragraph painfully indicate why "ecumenism", post conciliar style, is doomed to be a failure? Pius XI was truly wise in highlighting, in his brilliant encyclical Mortalium Annimos that true unity is already found in the Catholic church upon St. Peter the rock. It up to those, who have wondered from this unity, to come back before it is too late.

Mike said...

"The FEW I know..." Few is the operative word.

Independent said...

Im surprised that few seem to remember the doubts expressed about basic doctrines of the Christian Faith , such as the bodily Resurrection of Our Lord,by Anglican Bishops well before the imposition of an androgynous ministry.

Although not unlike the views of some female catholic theologians now they were decidedly a repudiation of tradition. If Christ be not risen then our faith is vain.

Fr Ray Blake said...

Anglicanism at grassroots is essentially congregational, liberalism doesn't necessarily affect congregations in the same way as female bishops.

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