Saturday, October 09, 2010


I'm getting a little worried.

The elctions to General Synod in our beloved Church of England have produced the usual bouts of verbal fisticuffs. This time, however, there seems to be a very nasty under current which goes far beyond the normal cut and thrust of debate.

Why are the Anglican Catholics who seem to want to accept entry into the ordinariate getting so rude and nasty about their fellows? Who on earth in their right mind would want to become Roman Catholic and be associated with such a bunch of people, formally detached from other Roman Catholics?

The proposed society named after those Romanising Anglo-Saxons Wilfred and Hilda appears to fall well short of an Anglican kind of ordinariate. However it looks well intentioned and the details are not available. So why the shouting from present day Romanisers?

It beats me! In any case the "Anglican patrimony" has always been broad church and includes the liberals and evangelicals. The ordinariate by definition will cut out anything incompatible with Roman practice or belief.

Cut it out guys! Part of our patrimony is good old British "fair play".

Please don't cheat, and please don't abuse so verbally your fellow Christians.