Comments on: Pope opening to Anglicans may help married priesthood http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Barbara de Souza http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-19700 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 16:52:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9282#comment-19700 Jesus is the way the truth and the life. Unity is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit. Despite this the Pope is the visible head of the Roman Catholic church. I am glad that traditional de facto Anglicans have taken their most recent stance against gay marriages, ordination of women and wish to maintain tradition. No man made structure is perfect but the theology and tradition of the Catholic church is absolute. Fortunately we are on a journey and can repent and be delivered from evil through the ministry of healing and deliverance. I pray that other Christian denominations would open their eyes. Through ignorance they condemn the praying to Saints and Mary the mother of Jesus or don’t understand transubstantiation. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you the truth. He will lead you to the Roman Catholic church.

Barbara

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By: Carlton Perry http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-19059 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:47:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9282#comment-19059 I am amused by a comment above. If Anglicans are treated as servants in catholicism what is the problem, isn’t that everybody’s goal?

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By: William F. Cissel http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-19043 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 11:36:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9282#comment-19043 The Roman Catholic–not simply “Catholic”–Church’s true intentions after four decades of ecumenical dialogue with the Anglican Communion is now revealed: enough of almost 500 years of charade; submission is the price of Christian unity. That is to say, the Roman Catholic Church has been and will always be the only authentic manifestation of Christianity. Given the failure of the Vatican to quietly correct much less acknowledge some of their own doctrinal and heirarchical errors, I would hope that theologically and spiritually grounded Anglo-Catholics will not be taken in by such shallow and condescending ploys as tossing potential converts the “married priest” and “Anglican liturgy” scraps. “High Church” Anglicans are neither superficial liturgists or “closet” Romans. Jesus’ prayer for unity, “that they all may be one,” will never be fulfilled under the current terms. When are the Anglican leaders going to rebuke this nonsense?

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By: bjco http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-19035 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:23:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9282#comment-19035 Amazing, all this just from an interpretation of God’s word.

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By: nimbu pani http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-19018 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 07:23:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9282#comment-19018 If the people want to return to the original fold, what is the problem.
It is better than converting to some other religion!!

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By: Peter Nyikos http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-19007 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 04:17:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9282#comment-19007 The author made one error: “Priests were permitted to marry during the first millennium of the Church history before the celibacy rule was adopted.”

This should read, “Married men were permitted to become priests…” This distinction is lost on some of the bloggers, too. The Orthodox Churches, which allow men to become married and then to become priests, also do not allow the reverse procedure.

The Roman Catholic Church ordains married men as deacons but,for example, a deacon is not allowed to remarry if his wife dies.

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By: Polly http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-19006 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 04:07:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9282#comment-19006 The apostacy of the “church” is definitely here. The bible is clear on gay marriage. The bible is also clear on teachings. For Anglicans to join with the Church of Rome would be an apostate move. Anglicans go to God to pray: No man comes to the Father but by me saith the Lord. I would think that following Christ authentically means: we don’t pray to Saints, we don’t pray to Mary, we confess to God in our prayer closet privately, we do not claim that the Islamist God is one and the same as the Christian faith (Catholic teaching does!), we conduct communion in remembrance – not literally; what was the purpose of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross then? So many troubling errors that do not match with biblical teachings…The book of Timothy outlines the plan for “male” ministers with “wives”. It’s all pretty clear. Followers of Christ: Search the Scriptures – as did the Bereans. Do not look to man, or any church to tell you what truth is. Look to God’s word. He will lead your heart accordingly. Just ask.

Lou – we should always search the scriptures. Amen to that.

My soul grieves for the modern church. The ecumenical eve is upon us.

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By: Kevin D'Arcy http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-19002 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 03:39:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9282#comment-19002 I think sound Anglicans of previous generations, such as John Charles Ryle, would not want anything to do with the current Anglican Church. As for the Roman Catholic Church, it as an institution has been apostate for much, much longer. There are a few christians in both organizations no doubt but why stay in organizations that go so clearly against the teachings of scripture?

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By: Sharon http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-18998 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 03:17:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9282#comment-18998 Correction: I should have said “The second tradition . . .”

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By: Sharon http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/10/26/pope-opening-to-anglicans-may-help-married-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-18996 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 03:14:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9282#comment-18996 Dear Chris – There is actually a very significant difference between the Anglican tradition and the Catholic church, beyond married priests. (Confession, by the way, is not a difference as it is a sacrament in both churches.) The most significant difference is that the Catholic church ascribes infallibility to a human being, the Pope, from whom all decisions emanate. The Anglican tradition, on the other hand, leans on the workings of the Holy Spirit to infuse the church as a whole with the answers to theological questions. The first tradition leads to dysfunction when the “infallible” human Pope asks for actions that many humans cannot perform, like celibacy. The section tradition leads to dysfunction when some members don’t see themselves following the church as a whole. Anglican tradition, scripture and reason often lead to messiness. “Infallibility” often leads to seemingly unreconcilable elements of stated doctrine.

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