8/24/2009

The Roman rumor is old news.

Kendall Harmon at T19 dredged up an article, "Could the Pope Aid an Anglican Split? by David Van Biema / New York and Jeff Israely / Rome and referred us all to it to it. It was published over a year ago. Somehow I misread the date and thought it was published this year.

So I wrote, assuming this was a new rehash of an old wish, as if Rome was still rumored to be about this craziness. I rose to the bait.

I was wrong. So I'm cutting the blog entry, except to say sorry about that. It must indeed be a slow news week over at T19. Old news is not always news any more.



6 comments:

  1. The Time article seems a fantasy to me. The author doesn't even address the matter of Rome accepting Anglican orders Will the groups of bishops, priest, deacons, and lay folks all cross over as laity? Will Rome do a complete reversal of the centuries old tradition of declaring Anglican orders invalid? That seems quite unlikely. It's not nearly as simple as any of the writers make it seem.

    Of course, I could be wrong.

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  2. The Time article is over a year old. It must be getting kind of slow over in Kendalland.

    Bunker Hill
    Spearfish, SD

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  3. I think any hole blown through the wall of separation might open a lot more 2 way traffic. People swim the Tiber in both directions. A sizable portion of our parish is made up of former Irish and Italian Catholics.

    Holy Mother Rome appears becalmed only because of the heavy iron lid of authoritarianism clamped down on a seething pressure cooker of anger and frustration. Legions are voting with their feet in places from Ireland to Brazil.

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  4. The Time article was published July 09, 2008. Stale news. Kendall+ is just rallying his troops.

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  5. Friends: I didn't really grasp the fact that the article was that old. So, I'm pulling it, leaving only a vague shadow of its former self so that this comment can remain. Life is too short to grump too much about old news.

    Mark.

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  6. Rome is not about to recognize Anglican orders Mimi, firstly, because by doing so they would eliminate one of the primary reasons for which members of the Anglican Communion submit to Rome, and secondly - and politically far more importantly - because they would also be accepting the validity of the ordinations of all those in holy orders who remain within the AC or its sub-sects. The question of the validity of women's ordination would be tied in with this.

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