Action Alert!
Catholic Culture Resources
Catholic Culture Resources

End of the Anglican era?

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Sep 01, 2003

Vision Book Cover Prints

Theo Hobson, in a provocative essay published in The Guardian, argues that the recent arguments within the Church of England, over openly homosexual bishops, reflect a deeper problem that Anglicanism cannot solve.

It's all over, Hobson argues. The Anglican tradition cannot survive. The whole piece is worth reading, but this snippet might convey the tone:

So why is the Anglican settlement finally unravelling after nearly 500 years? We must refer to the church's establishment. To put things bluntly: establishment is effectively over and we are in the headless chicken phase.

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 CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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 current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.