Am an Anglican by faith, but not a contemporary Episcopalian. Am giving up on the US Episcopal church, and am going to convert to the Roman Catholic church.
Not that big a leap, really.
Welcome to Rome, prayers for you and for all who follow you.
Transubstantiation vs. Consubstantiation. Not a small issue.
Try the www.anglicancatholic.org
Well, hurry up and get over here with the rest of us Converts!
My Parish converted en masse to the Roman Catholic Church-even my Anglican Priest who's know an RC Priest. It's great.
Seriously considering the same thing.
I am also an Episcopalian (half of my family is Roman Catholic). I have not been to church in years when the church turned left and left me behind. I too gave much consideration going Catholic again (I was baptized as an RC); but I tried, and just cant do it. I live in Latin America, and maybe their views are different from U.S.; but I just couldnt warm up to the snootiness and distance when I tried to talk with them a couple of times.
Watching the marriage of the Prince of Wales in St Georges chapel reminded me why I want to continue as an Episcopalian some day. The service was so uplifting.
Welcome Home....you will find all the answers to all your questions, comfort and joy, too!!
Welcome to the flock! :-)
"Am giving up on the US Episcopal church, and am going to convert to the Roman Catholic church."
You aren't the only one! In late July 2003, then Cardinal Ratzinger publicly issued a letter/statement that was very clear on the traditional Catholic Christian teaching on what marriage is and is not. A week later, the episcopagan general circus met in Minneapolis where a majority of their bishops-in-name-only voted "okey-dokey" for V.G. Robinson. That was my exit out the ECUSA and across the Tiber. Whatever the problems that might exist in the Catholic Church, there was still a final office and authority to state clearly what traditional Christian teaching has been and will always be. Ratzinger's letter of late July 2003 was a very contrasting witness to the episcopagan "vote" in early August 2003. I would have eventually crossed the Tiber, it was for me more a matter of when than if. My Catholic friends can thank the episcopagan bishops-in-name-only for speeding up my crossing.
If you believe a gang raped woman should have to carry the baby from that rape and deliver it, then you are in accordance with Catholic teaching.
If you have a different opinion such as she should be allowed to abort within 6 weeks of the rape, you will be a heretic and shouldn't bother making the conversion. - Tom
You are not alone, welcome to the club! :-)
Welcome home! We're honored to have you!