Comments on: How many Anglicans will switch to the Roman Catholic Church? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: walter3ca http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/comment-page-1/#comment-80365 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:49:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9204#comment-80365 Stella said: “The beautiful thing about the Holy Roman Catholic Church is that NO ONE is forced to believe or join.”

Bull. I was drafted. I was baptized against my will as an infant and subjected to 12 years of Catholic indoctrination and propaganda. My parents tried to make it 16. The Catholic church is about as beautiful as the Nazi party. In fact, it was run by a former Nazi for awhile. Next, you will tell me that the priests and nuns didn’t abuse the kids.

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By: morphasia http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/comment-page-1/#comment-80349 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:53:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9204#comment-80349 Tell me exactly where in the New Testament, where it says that women cannot be priests and leaders in the church? Not where it says they can– but where it says they can not. Incontrovertibly can NOT.

This is the height of RC dogma that turns off so many.

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By: geminii http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/comment-page-1/#comment-26218 Tue, 05 Oct 2010 08:43:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9204#comment-26218 Christianity does not belong to any particular group (ie: ROME, Catholics etc)
Truth is, all the great thinkers and doers in the last couple hundred years, have been Anglican (church of england) or Protestants as a whole.
Anglicans aren’t weighed down by so much rubbish the Roman Catholic Church has put on catholics in general.
The roman church for long as the church has been going, has been scaring people about hell, and paying the church, or do they call it donating money to the church lol and for what ? so the bishops and priests can sit around looking down on everyone all day..
People aren’t as gullible as they once were, thank God!
Faith comes from the heart, and I am pretty positive that God dwells in more places then just a Roman church.

Christians should be all under the one banner, not catholic, or Anglican. Just Christians.

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By: Fr. Rick Leone http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/comment-page-1/#comment-22571 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 01:02:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9204#comment-22571 I truly pray that disillusioned Anglicans do not join the Church of Rome. There are other options than Rome. I was a Roman most of my life- leaving and becoming an Anglican. I am so glad that I left Rome. False doctrines, dead parishes, dictator bishops, boring liturgies, celebate clergy chasing little boys, no voice for the lay people, and the list goes on. It looks good on paper, but the reality of the Roman Church is much different. Those Anglicans who go have no idea what they are getting themselves into. They are attracted to a church that does not exist. NO TO ROME!!!!

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By: patrick o brien http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/comment-page-1/#comment-22441 Sun, 29 Nov 2009 18:12:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9204#comment-22441 Only the foolish would convert to the power coruption and the authurity of the pope and Roman Catholic church of peadofile priests

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By: nam nguyen http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/comment-page-1/#comment-20395 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 06:18:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9204#comment-20395 remember the parables: 1) the progigal son: who has spent all his resources and decided to go home to his father who threw a big party to welcome him.2) the lost lamb: the sheperd left 99 lamb behind and set out to look for the lost lamb. when found, he put the lamb on his shoulder and join the other 99 waited lambs.3) after almost 500 years: the Church, as ‘mater et magister’ (mother and teacher) welcome back the Anglican brothers and sisters as Christ has prayed: ‘Ut sint unum!’ (let them be united) and all of the above 3 items are being fulfilled.Congratulations for Anglican brothers and sisters. RCC teaching: love God and your Brothers and Sisters; Caritas! Yes, since there are so many seats/positions in the House of Our Lord. Please forgive my writing style!

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By: Dafydd Taylor http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/comment-page-1/#comment-18918 Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:11:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9204#comment-18918 Almost none will switch over women bishops. How many people are there that tolerate women priests (when a sizeable number of clergy do move over to Rome), but will abandon ship at the thought of women bishops?There is much more likely to be a problem over the ordination of gay priests. I expect the C of E to adopt this at some point in the next few years. At that moment many Anglicans will make the jump.But church of England? Almost none. I go to church almost every week. This is not a matter that excercises anyone but a few mad evangelicals. They are all ex baptists that will NEVER join up with Rome.

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By: Stella http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/comment-page-1/#comment-18891 Mon, 26 Oct 2009 04:43:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9204#comment-18891 To Mark Erickson, may I refer you to Stanley Jaki’s book, “And On This Rock”, available at Barnes and Nobles. It treats on the discussion between Jesus and Peter at Caesarea Phillipi.

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By: D B Sunbeck http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/comment-page-1/#comment-18870 Sun, 25 Oct 2009 20:29:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9204#comment-18870 Was Anglican. Now Catholic. Been there, done that. Would not have minded coming along with a larger group of Anglicans, but as it was, I came alone (even to the point of stomaching RCIA even though technically I didn’t need to go through RCIA).More interesting to me is that there will be potentially two types of Anglican converts: (1) those Anglicans that were received into the Church individually, in an manner no different than any other convert from any other Protestant group (including through the RCIA); and (2) the Anglicans who might come in as this big lump group. Not complaining about it, mind you, just think that the two groups might feel just a bit out of sorts with the other. The first group will probably be less likely to insist on having an Anglican-style liturgy than the second group, while the second group will see their heritage and identity as Anglicans more important than being in the Catholic Church. Sort of like brothers who grew up together but went to college, married, and began a career in different parts of the country.

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By: joseph http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/23/how-many-anglicans-will-switch-to-the-roman-catholic-church/comment-page-1/#comment-18867 Sun, 25 Oct 2009 20:12:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9204#comment-18867 The office of the pope was prefigured in Isaiah 22:15-24 in the office of the steward over the royal household of King Hezekiah. To him was entrusted the key of the royal household to open and shut and upon him, as a peg in a sure spot, would hang the whole household.Jesus promised to make Peter the pope in Matthew 16:18-19 in promising Peter the keys of the kingdom to bind and loosen and promising to make him the rock upon which He would build His Church.Jesus instructs Peter on how he should exercise the office of the pope in Luke 12:41-46, saying that as steward set over His household he should give His household their food at the proper time until His return and not abuse his fellow servants or face His wrath.Jesus prays for Peter in Luke 22:32 that he receive the grace necessary to exercise the office of the pope, a faith that may not fail, so that he might strengthen his brothers.The risen Jesus installs Peter as pope in John 21:15-17 telling him to feed and tend his lambs and sheep.Peter exercises the office of the pope in the first 12 chapters of Acts (especially Acts 1:15, 2:14, 2:37-38, 5:29) as the leader and principal spokesman for the Apostles. Also notice Peter’s decisive role at the First Council of Jerusalem concerning the issue of circumcising Gentile converts as described in Acts 15.Peter’s leadership role among the Apostles is also indicated by the fact that his name appears first on the list when the twelve Apostles are named in the Gospels and Acts (Matthew 10:2, Mark 3:17, Luke 6:14, Acts 1: 13)

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