Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican Praises Anglicans for Latest Steps

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 12, 2005

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.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($18,826 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,174.29
54% 46%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - 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".

  • Posted by: - 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.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Government Crackdowns on God and Nature 8 hours ago
A legislative mockery: Massachusetts lawmakers rush to replace unconstitutional 'buffer zone' bill 8 hours ago
Gay and Transgendered: What Comes Next? 9 hours ago
Obama's executive order and the danger of reliance on federal contracts 9 hours ago
May God Bless our Readers! July 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Vatican issues working document for Synod of Bishops on the family CWN - June 26
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21