View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, July 12, 2010

More Anglicans to join the Catholic Church?

A decision by the Anglican Church to ordain women bishops could potentially lead to as many as 200 of more traditionalist clerics switching to the Catholic Church.

Apparently 70 clerics have already met with a Catholic bishop.

This is the report out of the General Synod, which rejected a compromise measure that would have allowed the traditionalists to have male bishops.

In a news story in the Telegraph, Canon David Houlding, a prebendary at St Paul’s cathedral, estimated that as many as 200 traditionalist clergy could leave the Church. He also said that they would take thousands of worshippers with them.

Meanwhile, the article reports that 70 traditionalist clergy met with a Catholic bishop on Saturday to discuss plans to defect to the Roman Catholic Church.

And earlier this year three bishops travelled to the Vatican to talk over an offer made by Pope Benedict XVI inviting disillusioned Anglicans to convert to Catholicism.

Go here for the full report:


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