Comments on: Pope makes it easier for Anglicans to switch to Rome http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/ Insights from the UK and beyond Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:30:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Philip Saenz http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/comment-page-1/#comment-12473 Mon, 26 Oct 2009 07:27:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4579#comment-12473 You will always have little imps as some of the letters above indicate to criticize people who are trying their best to better themselves and others. And these little imps do that by pointing out the faults of others. It isn’t easy to fight against a fallen nature.

I believe it is beautiful for the Anglicans and Catholics to become united and closer friends. Isn’t that what God wants? It’s sad that the little imps above try to discourage this beautiful and holy move. Let’s pray for the little imps.

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By: Glenn Dallaire http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/comment-page-1/#comment-12337 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 17:24:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4579#comment-12337 Several bloggers have also noted the remarkable timing of Pope Benedict’s offer to the Anglicans–that of the feast of St Paul of the Cross.

The Catholic Encyclopedias entry on St Paul of the Cross explains how he prayed for over 50 years for the conversion and reconciliation Paul’s of England.

Perhaps the timing of this offer by the Pope on St Paul of the Cross’ feast day was intentional, given Paul’s fervent desire for the reconciliation with the Church of England.

I wrote a brief article concerning St Paul of the Cross and his desire for the reunion of the Anglicans. For those interested it can be found here:
http://www.saintpaulofthecross.com/2009/ 10/rome-vatican-pope-reaches-out-to.html

Glenn Dallaire

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/comment-page-1/#comment-12309 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:19:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4579#comment-12309 Obviously, this Catholic move is the first step in the final formation of the Revelation 13 disaster that is to come.

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By: Matthew http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/comment-page-1/#comment-12303 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 08:38:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4579#comment-12303 I will continue to wait, unimpressed, for all these men in frocks to become a thing of the past.

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By: PB http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/comment-page-1/#comment-12277 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:50:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4579#comment-12277 This news speaks more about the arch-conservatism of the Catholic church rather than its so-called, “Ecumenical” spirit. It should be made clear that they are opening the door only to their staunchly conservative brothers in the Anglican Church. Is it saying, for instance, that the Catholic Church will NEVER have women ordained as priests, or NEVER accept gay people, openly, into its fold? That seems to be the current message.

For my part, I will continue to wait, unimpressed, for the Catholic Church to come to its senses.

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By: ron reece r http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/comment-page-1/#comment-12270 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 08:52:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4579#comment-12270 No offence intended and sincere apologies if perceived as patronising and insulting, but, .

The ludicrous posturing of these rev. gents, the wisdom and concern shown in discussing issues that to rational reasoning individuals appear trivial absolutely astounds rationality.

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By: Stanley Martci http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/comment-page-1/#comment-12268 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 08:35:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4579#comment-12268 Quite odd that Anglicans troubled by gay clergy would move to a church historically plagued with huge, ongoing sex abuse problem of minors perpetrated by “celibate”, closeted gay priests.

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By: RichardB http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/comment-page-1/#comment-12259 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 03:31:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4579#comment-12259 If they want to join up with Rome and if Rome will have them, then that’s what should happen. Just get the whole dreadful mess over with.

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By: Fr. Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/comment-page-1/#comment-12257 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 02:17:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4579#comment-12257 The Orthodox Church (specifically the Russian and Antiochian) has had provision for services to be taken from the Book of Common Prayer and used by Orthodox people for over a hundred years.
There vare already people in England worshipping using entirely English (“Anglican”) forms – and they will start worshipping that way in London next month. The services are contained in the Orthodox “Saint Colman Prayer Book” which can be bought online. All anyone interested has to do is ring Fr. Michael on 07954 189626 or email him on frmichaelnw5 -at- gmail.com
In Australia there are already congregations worshipping this way with ex-Anglican clergy – also New Zealand and Canada – and in the USA many former Anglican congregations and clergy have moved across to Orthodoxy – including one former Anglican bishop – all using the officially approved western rite services.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/20/pope-makes-it-easier-for-anglicans-to-switch-to-rome/comment-page-1/#comment-12230 Tue, 20 Oct 2009 18:12:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4579#comment-12230 I think the people Dwayne has labelled “traditional Anglicans” are simply those who are against women bishops or gay marriage, and this has little if anything to do with their being either “traditional” or Anglo-Catholic.

Many of those who are against women bishops or gay marriage are in fact more Protestant in terms of their worship style, and there are certainly Anglo-Catholics who are in favour of women bishops or gay marriage. (I know people who would count themselves in each of those groups.)

No one alive can claim to be a “traditional Anglican” without inviting controversy over what that might mean. Most people’s notion of “traditional” goes back no further than the time of their own parents, or even less than that. What would sixteenth- and seventeenth-century people have done if they were transported to our time? And even if we could answer that, would the answer have much chance of being relevant?

In other words, no delineating line is clear in any of this, and any attempt at clarification is bound to be mistaken if applied to more than a very small and very localised set of individuals.

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