Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

tired of compromise

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 27, 2005

In what is called an "Open Letter to the Bishop and Standing Committee of Connecticut," nine sitting U.S. Anglican bishops have announced their intention to "intervene" in the crisis provoked by the Anschluss that swallowed up a conservative Connecticut parish two weeks ago. The declared measures include "providing episcopal care to St. John’s and the other parishes in such ways as to give them tangible evidence that we are in full communion together." It sounds serious.

Christopher Johnson comments, "This letter seems to be a tacit admission that the ECUSA game is almost over and that a formal split in United States Anglicanism has just moved from a longshot to a near-certainty." Traditional Episcopalians laugh at their own penchant for drawing defiant lines in the sand and then retreating without a fight. Viewed from outside the conflict, however, it appears that this time they've finally gone on the offensive.

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!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($27,707 to go):
$150,000.00 $122,292.96
18% 82%
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 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Jul. 28, 2005 8:27 AM ET USA

    How sad. Without the nucleus of Rome to hold the atom together, the various bits and parts of Anglicanism (like neutrons, protons, electrons) go flying off into space. Perhaps some will find Rome, others not.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Another side of Francis: US-Cuba role shows Pope's diplomatic muscle 16 hours ago
Silly season: a Christmas approaches, a scholar questions whether Jesus ever existed 16 hours ago
The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced? 21 hours ago
The Complexity of Reforming Religious Communities December 17
Speaking Softly to Women Religious December 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - December 17