Vatican Praises Anglicans for Latest Steps
You know things are really hurting in the ecumenism business when you congratulate the other guys on their option for suicide via hunger strike instead of by shotgun.
"The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity is of the opinion that these developments affirm the general thrust and conclusions of the understanding of the nature of the church put forward in the (joint Anglican-Catholic) dialogue to this point, and that this provides a foundation for continued dialogue and ecumenical cooperation."
Let's talk to Akinola. He'll probably still have a church ten years from now.
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May. 12, 2005 4:22 PM ET USA
Yes, ecumenism with dying liberal protestant denominations is very dear to his heart. Communion with them and all of Christendom will be restored (sarcasm). The similarities end with the smells and bells in that we have literally nothing in common with them doctrinely. As Hilaire Belloc said, "they are doctrinely dead".
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May. 12, 2005 1:32 PM ET USA
German Cardinal Walter Kasper, praised the Anglican leaders for also affirming in their Feb. 24 decision "the traditional Christian understanding of marriage and human sexuality.' Did the Anglicans take back Lambeth 1930? & And Cdl Kasper said "they have offered new hope that our dialogue can continue to make progress toward the full communion.' Are priestesses an inconsequential obstacle? Whatever happened to no female priests in the Israel of the OT nor in the Israel (RCC) of the NT.