Skip to comments.British Anglicans Preparing Mass Defection to Roman Catholic Church
Posted on 01/30/2011 2:26:12 PM PST by fabrizio
LONDON -- Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans were preparing Sunday to defect from the Church of England to the Roman Catholic Church in time for Lent, Sky News reported.
It follows a campaign by a former Anglican bishop in protest at its stance on the ordination of women and gay clergy.
Father Keith Newton has encouraged Anglicans to join the Ordinariate -- a special branch of Catholicism established by the Pope -- to welcome protestant defectors.
Despite the efforts of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Anglo Catholics have begun leaving following the conversion of three Anglican bishops in mid-January.
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Could is be because of homosexuals taking over the Church of England?
You got that right!
And so, it would seem, that Henry VIII’s exercise in usurping the provenance of God may be coming to an end.
“We’re getting the band back together.”
That little issue is still alive in China ~ just incase anyone thought it was going away.
BTW, the Catholic church lost control of divorce ~ first in England, then everywhere else!
Henry's libido won, but this business of appointing bishops wasn't all it was claimed to be.
“Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans were preparing Sunday to defect from the Church of England to the Roman Catholic Church in time for Lent, Sky News reported. “
Defect? I don’t think that’s an appropriate term. If anyone decides to leave Church A for Church B for whatever reason they choose, there is no reason to put as nefarious a term as “defect” upon such an act.
Maybe it’s a UK thing.
Isn't that the homosexual agenda? They don't really want to attend any Christian church service because subconsciously they'll be reminded that the Bible is very clear on homosexuality. The homosexuals just want to destroy any Christian religion that stands in their way.
Oh, indeed. I hope you didn’t think I meant to reduce it all to one simple issue.
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“Henry’s libido won, but this business of appointing bishops wasn’t all it was claimed to be. “
Gross abbreviation of history. Divorce (or “anullment”), such as the one Henry sought were routinely granted by the Catholic Church for monarchs and other influential folks. In Henry’s case, it was favoring Spain over England that was more of a factor.
The CofE acceptance of homosexuality is certainly in the mix as a contributor to its decline.
To paraphrase G.K. Chesterton the movement you see in the CofE is only the worms eating the carcass
No they want to tell everyone the Bible does not say that homosexual behavior is not a sin. Also skip the verses about changing the verses.
I am sorry to see that Anglicans are running rather than fighting. Once upon a time they would have been willing to do something about the heretics other than run back to the Mother Church. What a sad terminal, disease this liberalism is.
“Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans were preparing Sunday to defect from the Church of England to the Roman Catholic Church....”
It’s very troublesome. Are they defecting because of dissatisfaction with the Anglican Church or because they are convinced that that the RCC is the one and true church?
If it is the latter, couldn’t they have concluded this earlier? Why wait for a crisis to make the change?
Whatever the answer; Welcome Home y’all.
Amen. Welcome home.
I left the ECUSA back in the 90s, and I was senior warden of
one of the oldest churches in America.
At the time, the Anglican Church was thought to be the best alternative for Episcopalians, but we see where that is going.
Since I started international travel in 2000, the Catholic church has been really my only alternative.
Home is not Rome. Home is Jesus.
Oh, I noticed the Pope created a new denomination to accommodate these people. How divisive of him.
>Home is not Rome.<
Correct, home is not Rome but the RCC for these people. And if it were not true, they could’ve remained Anglican.
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