Post Author: Bill Pratt
Pope Benedict XVI has decided to make it easier for Anglicans who have become disaffected with liberalism in their communion to join the Roman Catholic Church. Below is a quote from a Wall Street Journal article:
Pope Benedict XVI introduced a fast track for Anglicans seeking to join Roman Catholicism, a move paving the way for conservative Anglicans frustrated by their church’s blessing of homosexuality in the priesthood and same-sex unions to enter the Catholic fold.
The Vatican on Tuesday announced plans to create a special set of canon laws, known as an “Apostolic Constitution,” to allow Anglican faithful, priests and bishops to enter into full communion with the Vatican without having to give up a large part of their liturgical and spiritual traditions.
The Christian world appears to be organizing itself into two general camps: traditional, orthodox Christianity built around the early creeds of the church; and liberal Christianity which denies many of the doctrines taught in the creeds. It will be interesting to see how many Anglicans take the Pope up on his offer.
What do you think? If you had a choice between staying in a liberal denomination which was denying essential doctrines of the faith, or joining the Roman Catholic Church, which way would you go?