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Whither The Anglo-Catholics?

From Damian Thompson

A few months ago I witnessed a little miracle: an Anglican friend of mine was received into the Church. It was a miracle because this particular friend had been adamant that he would not become a “Roman”, despite his love of traditional Catholic liturgy. There were many factors in his change of heart, but two words explain why he suddenly took the plunge: Pope Benedict.

At the centre of my friend’s Christianity is public worship, and (so far as I can judge from many conversations with him) the main reason he did not leave the Church of England is that he could not accept the claims of a Church which did not get its worship right. His objection was not to Vatican II, but to a casual approach to the celebration of Mass that made it harder to believe in the unique universal status of the Roman Church.
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3 comments:

Mike in CT said...
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Patrick Archbold said...

HAHAHAH!

Mathew and I really should communicate better!

Mike in CT said...

I meant that to rhyme...

The story so nice, they posted it twice!


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