The Anglican bishops of Nigeria have elected a priest from Fairfax, Virginia, to become the Missionary Bishop of the Convocation for Anglicans in North America.
Gay-positive Anglicans in England, meanwhile, have proposed "the radical possibility of an American bishop 'overseeing' a liberal parish" in their own country.
The congregations in question, then, in America as well as England, would be spiritually superintended by bishops not in communion with the Church in which their parishes were erected.
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Posted by: -
Jul. 04, 2006 8:01 AM ET USA
Here in England we have to keep an eye on the Anglicans because our tepid bishops are so pally with them.
Posted by: opraem -
Jul. 03, 2006 9:24 AM ET USA
thank the stars for the episcopalians and anglicans. without their antics, the us catholic church, its inept bishops and their scandals would be on the front pages every day.
Posted by: Convert1994 -
Jul. 03, 2006 8:45 AM ET USA
Diogenes is right to be looking at the Anglicans with great interest; I am living proof! Although my conversion was more about the positive aspects of Catholicism vice the negatives of Anglicanism, today we have a unique opportunity. Many Anglicans are disaffected and they will be searching for the Truth and the Truth is in Rome. We must show this before the fundamentalists get into the act, trying to convert Anglicans looking for orthodox teaching to their fold rather than to ours.
Posted by: -
Jul. 02, 2006 6:08 PM ET USA
Why talk about these people? If our neighbor state was going to be hit with a hurricane, in Christian charity, we would be standing by with supplies and triage units. Well these people are our neighbors and we must standby with the supplies of the true teachings of the Church and the triage units of the holy sacraments when this hurricane of heresy attacks them. The rescue ship is the barque of Peter. Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.....and them
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Jul. 02, 2006 3:39 PM ET USA
Tomecome, I'll give you a hint as to why Diogenes is so interested. Take a wild guess as to which Church Newman and Knox converted from. The greatest theological mind of the 19th century and the greatest prose stylist of the 20th were both former Anglicans. And, to buttress my point, the Anglicans are not reformation protestants as are the Lutherans. St. Thomas More and St John Henry Newman pray for us.
Posted by: -
Jul. 02, 2006 3:25 PM ET USA
To the contrary, all faithful Catholics should be interested in what is happening with other Christian denominations --- particularly the Anglicans. Don't forget that Card. Newman came from the Anglican Church. Trends within the Catholic fold sometimes originate elsewhere, and vice versa. The ultimate issue is this: will the See of Peter be the one stabilizing factor in Christendom. Will it attract others who have become disaffected with heresy within their ranks???
Posted by: JW -
Jul. 02, 2006 1:13 PM ET USA
I don't understand why Diogenes has been soooooo interested in what the Anglicans and Episcopalians have been doing lately. He's never struck me as being highly interested in ecumenical issues. So why does he, and why should we, care about any of the dumb stuff they do? Aren't there enough Catholic issues to fill this column?
Posted by: major -
Jul. 02, 2006 1:11 PM ET USA
This situation in the Episcopal Church looks like it is becoming a prime area for conversion. We have a great opportunity here.