Tuesday, July 08, 2008

St. John Fisher says Hello to the General Synod

Well, so that's it then.

I can't tell you what a thrill of forbidden pleasure it gave me to write this tonight:

Meanwhile, the news has just been released that the General Synod of the Church of England voted tonight to accept the consecration of women as bishops, a move that is likely to result in the exodus of a large number of clergy and a permanent split in the Church that is the officially established religion under British law. The ongoing dissolution of the Church of England, of which Queen Elizabeth is the head, may result in significant constitutional and legal changes to the make-up of Britain. Some fear that it may result in Britain becoming officially a secular nation.

I know. It's bad. And it's going to be bad for the country.

And yes, I know that Schadenfreude is a sin.

But I can't help feeling a bit like...

a bit like...


At least the all the absurd posturing, the great lie that is the "Church of England" will soon be over. It just gives me evil pleasure to see a group of people, so long addicted to their self-deception, being forced to confront the truth.

The. Truth. Always. Wins. And the longer you fight it, the more damage will be done on the day reality finally comes crashing through the roof.

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I see I'm not the only one who feels this way.

The usual suspects, I suppose.

Now, however, the Anglican contagion is invading the Catholic Church and that is quite another matter. The news that Anglican bishops have had private talks with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is a provocative development. Any collective negotiation suggests that these disgruntled prelates envisage the possibility of some kind of corporate adherence to the Catholic Church. The barque of Peter should immediately hoist the signal: not wanted on voyage.

What kind of Catholic converts would these men be? The Church of England has been ordaining priestesses since 1994 - in itself testimony to the insincerity of Anglicanism in its so-called ecumenical discussions with Rome - yet these people were happy not only to continue within it but also to hold high office and to conduct services in cathedrals forcibly expropriated from the Catholic Church.

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