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Forward in Faith 'in talks with Vatican'
The Telegraph ^ | 7/28/2009 | Damian Thompson

Posted on 07/29/2009 7:54:25 AM PDT by markomalley

A well-connected Rome source reports that Forward in Faith, the umbrella group for conservative Anglo-Catholics in the C of E, is talking to the Vatican about corporate union. Here’s the odd thing about the rumour: it claims that Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna is meeting with Bishop John Broadhurst of Fulham at the suggestion of the Holy Father.

The model for the move to Rome could be the proposed reception of the Traditional Anglican Communion into the Catholic Church. But Broadhurst has very firmly denied that Forward in Faith is throwing in its lot with the TAC, a rebel Anglican group that has already submitted to the Magisterium.

Now, if there’s one thing I know about Bishop Broadhurst is that he’s a wily old fox. He blows hot and cold on the subject of Rome, perhaps because he was baptised a Roman Catholic. I’m sure he wouldn’t dream of joining the TAC in any shape or form - but he’ll be jolly interested in the details of any deal it does with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: catholic; churchofengland
Interesting update
1 posted on 07/29/2009 7:54:25 AM PDT by markomalley
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2 posted on 07/29/2009 7:54:56 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley
Encouraging read. There has been an acceleration toward unity with the Church from Conservative Anglicans in recent years. Cardinal Newman smiles.

Apropos scripture from last Sunday's Mass:

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all -- Ephesians 4: 1 - 6

3 posted on 07/29/2009 8:12:26 AM PDT by AHerald ("Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home -- John 19:27)
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4 posted on 07/29/2009 12:35:38 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by regime of murder)
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"old fox" is not a term of approbation.

The original (if you don't count Herod) - Lord Lovat, a/k/a Sim Fraser, 'the old fox', the last peer of the realm executed for treason.

5 posted on 07/29/2009 12:40:09 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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6 posted on 07/29/2009 12:54:35 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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I’m sure he wouldn’t dream of joining the TAC in any shape or form

He may have to if he's serious about unity with Rome. If the deal with the TAC goes through, they will most likely be "way" for any others who are interested. It wouldn't make sense for the Vatican to treat each branch (or track or whatever term you want to use) of disaffected Anglicans as a separate transaction.

If some kind of personal prelature or uniate type of arrangement is what transpires, it wouldn't make sense to have more than one. If they can't humble themselves to merge with other Anglicans, why would anyone assume they can humble themselves to merge with Rome?

7 posted on 07/29/2009 1:00:09 PM PDT by trad_anglican
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