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Anglican penchant for compromises seen a barrier to Church unity

August 25, 2010

Looking forward to Pope Benedict’s September visit to the United Kingdom, George Weigel writes that the greatest challenge will be “re-framing the Anglican-Catholic ecumenical dialogue, which is on the verge of de facto extinction.” The fundamental problem, Weigel argues, is that Anglican leaders have set their policies in response to social trends rather than universal truths. For years, he says, the Anglican-Catholic dialogue has shown two very different approaches to fundamental doctrinal issues: “one theological, the other sociological.”


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