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The Anglicans balk at an agreement to disagree

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Mar 27, 2012

Anglican believers are apparently not enthusiastic about the Anglican Covenant, a document designed to explain how people who do not share the same faith can remain members of the same faith.

Let me rephrase that. The Anglican Covenant is a statement that shows how people who don’t believe the same things remain believers in the same… No, that’s not it either.

The Anglican Covenant provides the basis upon which people can agree that their disagreements about fundamental principles do not prevent them from agreement on funda….

I think I’m beginning to understand why most Anglicans are not enthusiastic about the Anglican Covenant.


Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Adeodatus109 - Apr. 02, 2012 4:33 PM ET USA

    This makes me miss Diogenes...

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Mar. 28, 2012 1:41 PM ET USA

    Isn't language funny? When what you think is irrational, it just jumps up and tells you you're irrational.