Tuesday, May 04, 2010

And So It Begins
Deo Gratias

This is so heartening. All the crap going on in The Church, and there are still those drawn to the Truth that is the Holy Catholic Church.

Here's the meat and potatoes of the article from the Catholic News Agency;
Anglican bishops visit Vatican to discuss conversion

London, England (CNA/EWTN News).- The Sunday Telegraph in Britain reported yesterday that several Anglican bishops met with Vatican officials to discuss the process of converting to the Catholic Church.

Despite the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams reportedly urging them not to leave the Church of England, several bishops are looking to leave the Anglican Communion over their opposition to the introduction of women bishops and priests.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, Bishops John Broadhurst, Keith Newton and Andrew Burnham, from the Dioceses of Fulham, Richborough and Ebbsfleet respectively, all met with senior Vatican officials last week.

Meeting with leaders from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Anglican bishops discussed the possibility of becoming Catholic, in accordance with Pope Benedict's recent invitation. The Holy Father's “Anglicanorum coetibus,” a motu propio which was released in Nov. 2009, offered Vatican guidelines for Anglican groups to enter into communion with the Catholic Church.

The Associated Press released an article on Monday quoting Bishop Broadhurst, who confirmed that the trip had taken place yet declined to comment on what was discussed.

“I don't want to be drawn on it,” he told the AP, saying that the issue “can damage both the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church.”

Bishop Newton added that the visit consisted of "nothing more than exploratory talks."

Church of England officials refused to speak publicly about the issue.

5 Comments:

Blogger VSO said...

They'd be higher Church than most "Spirit of Vatican 2" roman protestants.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

. . . over their opposition to the introduction of women bishops and priests.

It's gonna take more than this. Conversion involves acceptance of the Teachings of the CC on faith and morals . . . all of the teachings!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Adeo-
I agree. However, as to the other teachings, I'd bet the majority of Anglican converts will be more fully knowledgeable and accepting of all the Church's teachings than most "Catholics" catechized since Vatican 2. Also, regarding the the Anglican converts, our chances to bring them more fully to teh full teaching of the Church will be much easier and fruitful if they claim allegiance to Rome than where they came from.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

I think the Anglican converts will accept the Faith ten times easier then Liberal Catholics!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Well, let's hope so. My point was opposition to women's ordination and the same sex issues are not enough. OK, a good start!

The bar hasn't been set too high in terms of orthodoxy in faith and morals vis-a-vis current RCs providing an example to prospective Anglican RCs. So many post-V2 RCs (though not all) seem to be functionally Protestant in their ignorance of the CC's teachings. Same thing regarding their ignorance of Orthodoxy when they are even aware that it exists. Geez.

6:49 PM  

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