Thursday, July 10, 2008

the anglicans

The big bloggers are talking excitedly about the possibilty of a bunch of Anglicans coming over to Catholicism. My reaction is a shrug and a raised eyebrow. I hope the Vatican will be very, very cautious about this. How many of these people are converting becuase they realize that Catholicism is the one, true Faith or are they threatening to covert just to spite the liberal Anglicans? What will the Church do with a bunch of married priests, and bishops? Will they go to seminary for remedial training or will they just be set loose on a parish? How this whole thing will play out and whether they will be real Catholics is up in the air. I just can't get excited about it.


Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Well, if their Episcopate is married, they couldn't be Bishops, I guess they'd still be ordained priests.

I also hold the same concern about their conversions

Kit Brookside said...

Well, I know I am ever the eternal optimist, often to my own detriment, but I think it will be wonderful to win some of these souls back. Sure, you'll have chaff and wheat issues (heck - we've got plenty of that within!), but I can't help but be excited about those who really have their eyes opened and experience true conversion. How beautiful!

I have some reservations when it comes to the married CONVERT priests - I think it's a very difficult and delicate issue. Particularly for the wives. So, we shall see how that works out.

All in all, I am thrilled for those people and for our Church.

Simplex Vir said...

All very good questions Dymphna! I have been wondering the same thing. I am hopeful that we can get them in here and train them up right!

"turn loose" good choice of words.