October 4, 2003

Not What I Want

The Archbishop of Canterbury visited the Pope and the Pope warned of "serious difficulties" in unifying the the two churches. (this because of the gay Bishop). But the reasons for the "difficulties" aside, I'd like to know why there is the assumption that those of us in the Anglican Church want to be reunified with Rome? I certainly don't. If I wanted to be Roman Catholic I would be. I'm not interested in reunification, and I'd like to know how many in my church really are. I tend to think it's something the "powers that be" pay lip service to out of habit. If so, I just wish they'd stop wasting time talking about it like it's ever going to happen.

Nothing against the Roman Catholic church. I went to RC schools, (in 2nd grade I wanted to be a nun) and I have many Catholic friends. but I don't want to be Roman Catholic myself.

Everytime this subject comes up, it annoys me, so this time I figured I'd blog about it!

Posted by Ithildin at October 4, 2003 2:40 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

I suppose it's probably because both churches claim to be the one "true" and universal Church, through apostolic succession. Being Jewish, I suppose this is all pretty academic to me, but I do still find it interesting.

Posted by: Dave J at October 5, 2003 8:44 AM

Mega dittos in that regard Ith!

I left the RCC in bits and pieces and have no desire to go back. Indeed, in learning some fo the history of the early church in teh British Isles, I understand that the split was because the English branch refused to participate in the corruption that was going on in Rome...so many leave the story of Henry VIII to its surface explanation. The name William the Conqueror rings so very few bells for Americans.

I am not happy with what is happening to the Episcopal Church but I consider that to be the "liberalized" branch of a wonderful religious tradition. I recommend that those who wish a return to the more traditional Anglican, look into the ACC http://www.anglicancatholic.org

Just me putting in a plug for what I consider to be Home....

Posted by: Sharon at October 5, 2003 12:59 PM

Sharon, if I ever get out your way, i'd love to visit your church. I've visited the links from your blog before, and it's very interesting.

Posted by: Ith at October 5, 2003 5:02 PM