Future Church of England

There is much talk of the ‘end of Anglo Catholicism’ and the ‘end of the Anglican Communion.’ Nah.  Here’s my prediction: 1. Anglo Catholicism will endure. Some Anglican priests will still do worship in a Catholic way. They’ve been Catholic congregationalists all along anyway. They’ll just pull up the drawbridges even more. They’ll probably be [Read More...]

Church of England to Have Female Bishops

The Church of England General Synod has voted to have women bishops, and surprising to me, it has also voted not to provide formal safeguards for Anglo Catholic traditionalists who are opposed. Instead there will be an unwritten ‘code of practice’ to minister to opponents of the innovation. The Daily Telegraph reports here. Damian Thompson comments [Read More...]

Women Bishops Debate Goes On

Here’s a defense of women bishops in the Church of England. The author, Jane Hedges, was ordained in my diocese when I was an Anglican priest fifteen years ago. Notice the drift of her arguments: they are based on three things: utilitarianism, sentimentality and politics. The utilitarian argument is, “Women priests do a good job. [Read More...]

More Anglican News

Here’s another fascinating news story to come out of England. The Church of England General Synod is meeting at this time. Tomorrow they debate women’s ordination to the Episcopate. Monday they vote. The Daily Telegraph reveals here that a group of senior Church of England bishops has gone to the Vatican to discuss the crisis with [Read More...]

Star Wars

I’ve been reading a book by Chet Raymo called Skeptics and True Believers. As a scientist he tries to pull of a quasi religious sense of awe by invoking the vastness of outer space and the billions and billions of years that the world has been in existence. This one has always baffled me. Who cares [Read More...]

Boox

I have a personal policy to at least try to read all books that people give me to read. Reading a book not of my choice,  I reckon, is God’s way of teaching me new things.  As a result I have just finished The Ottaviani Intervention which was given me by a traditionalist Catholic. It’s a [Read More...]


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