Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Not Sure What I Think About This...

Apparently the Pope has decided to make it easier for disgruntled and disaffected Anglicans to join Roman Catholicism.

According to an ABC report, "Pope Benedict XVI approved a new church provision that will allow Anglicans to join the Catholic Church while maintaining many of their distinctive spiritual and liturgical traditions, including having married priests." To read the article, click here.

The current Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has a history of speaking a great deal, but rarely taking a stand for much of anything. In typical fashion, Williams said in response to Rome's actions, "It has no negative impact on the relations of the communion as a whole to the Roman Catholic church as a whole."

I'd certainly disagree with Williams on that one.

Overall I'm not sure how I feel about this. Is a person better off in an Anglican Church or a Roman Catholic one?

The answer: go wherever the gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed and lived out.

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