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Canterbury archbishop shaken

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Oct 08, 2003

It is reported that the Archbishop of Canterbury was shaken by his interviews with Pope John Paul II but especially with Cardinal Kasper last week.

If this marks the dawning of a new, more realistic era in ecumenism, then I think it should be welcomed. As the bureaucracies of various denominations lurch further and further away from any semblance of Christian orthodoxy, it would be good if the Church directed her efforts to reaching out to faithful Christians who find themselves bereft. It will be interesting if, after forty years, ecumenical efforts suddenly begin bearing fruit in surprising ways.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Oct. 08, 2003 5:26 PM ET USA

    Thank God! Its about time SOMEBODY started to shake, Episcopalian, Catholic, Orthodox whatever. Perhaps we can continue this ???

  • Posted by: - Oct. 08, 2003 4:38 PM ET USA

    I think most American Bishops would like to see the Church go the way of the Episcopalians-Anglican communions. Openly gay and sexually active priests, women priestesses (not priests), accepted lesbianism, open communion to all, a concept of universal salvation, rejection of the doctrine of transubstantiation, rejection of the Gospels as to anti-Semitic, acceptance of feminist theology, “class struggle”, and a mass with dances concelebrated in an ecumenical way. The New Age “light” Church. No?

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Oct. 08, 2003 1:26 PM ET USA

    I heartily agree Fr Wilson, and, if these reports turn out to be true, my unqualified, unequivocal support and joy at both Cardinal Kaspers and the Holy Fathers positions and forceful defense of the Faith once delivered. My disappointment with Cardinal Kaspers' dispute with Cardinal Ratzinger still stands, unfortunately. Also, I agree that I now certainly hope for a similar shaken, not stirred, North American Bishophoric

  • Posted by: Eusebuis1 - Oct. 08, 2003 9:21 AM ET USA

    It would be great if all the American Catholic Bishops were shaken up by Vatican over their continued inaction re known active gay priests and religious.

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