Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Traditional Anglican leader expects 150 clergy to become Catholic

EWTN News posted the news about the deluge of Traditional Anglicans who will cross the Tiber to take advantage of the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus, and how Primate John Hepworth expects 150 Anglican clergymen to join the Ordinariate.  Their departure was caused by the Anglican Communion's decision to ordain women even if Christ Himself did not do so!  And add to that the Anglican Communion's decision to ordain an openly gay bishop.

This is the true ecumenism folks!  Pope Benedict IS the Pope of Christian Unity!

And I wonder why the CBCP is silent about this.  Last I heard was that an old liturgist, who sells books and conducts Liturgical Research, wanted us to be more Lutheran in liturgy than Catholic in the way the Mass should be celebrated.  Hey, he called Martin Luther, a heretic, "the great reformer"!

But as I see it, the Anglicans want to be Catholic in Faith but Anglican in liturgy and life.

This is the way to go!


  1. As I have written before, the Catholic and Anglican bishops of the Philippines don't find much relevance in this. However the laity does.

  2. That is 150 members of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC), one of the Continuing Anglican churches, all of which are rather small when compared to the churches of the Anglican Communion, i.e. those who are in communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury, one example of which is the Episcopal Church of the Philippines. The total number of traditional Anglican clergymen who will join the new Ordinariates within the first few years will be much higher than that. I wouldn't be surprised if the ex-TAC clergymen made up a minority of the new Ordinariates. That will certainly be the case in England and Wales where the TAC has a very small presence and a handful of bishops of Church of England (founding church of the Anglican Communion) have already announced their intention to join the English Anglican Ordinariate.