Monday, February 19, 2007

IS HENRY VIII TURNING OVER IN HIS GRAVE?

A movement is afoot for an Anglican-Catholic reunification under the rule of the pope:
Radical proposals to reunite Anglicans with the Roman Catholic Church under the leadership of the Pope are to be published this year, The Times has learnt.

The proposals have been agreed by senior bishops of both churches.

In a 42-page statement prepared by an international commission of both churches, Anglicans and Roman Catholics are urged to explore how they might reunite under the Pope.

The statement, leaked to The Times, is being considered by the Vatican, where Catholic bishops are preparing a formal response.

This is a reactionary move by the conservative Anglicans who have rejected female and homosexual ordination, and thus looking for a break with the radical Anglican who have been pushing such moves (and getting them).

Color me shocked if we see genuine institutional reversals of the Anglican Reformation, but I've been shocked before.

3 comments:

Jeff @ truth-in-love.com said...

And who do they run to next when a liberal pope comes along?

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry about a liberal Pope anytime soon (at least on their core issues) - the deck has been pretty heavily stacked over the last 25-30 years.

WRT the headline - Henry wouldn't care much. He got his divorces, which was all he was ever concerned about.

Wild Bill said...

This movement among Anglicans has been around for a long time, including the famous "Oxford" Anglo-Catholic movement. The Catholic paper "Oxford Review" began as an Anglo-Catholic paper. Doubtless it's picking up steam in light of the grotesquery on display in the Episcopal Church.