We deny to claim "any Superiority to ourself
to defyne, decyde, or determyn any Article or Poynt
of the Christian Fayth and Relligion,
or to chang any Ancient Ceremony of the Church
from the Forme before received and observed
by the Catholick and Apostolick Church."

Norman Simplicity

Norman Simplicity
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Saturday, May 3, 2014

April is the cruellest month?

First, this:

How traditionalist are the Church of England's Anglo-Catholic bishops? Their counterparts in America are opposed to the blessing of gay unions. But the English bishops associated with Forward in Faith and the Society of St Hinge and St Bracket (or whatever it's called) are not keen to be drawn on the subject – except to affirm the Church's traditional teaching on marriage. This article posted on Anglican Mainstream suggests that "conservative" Anglo-Catholics are drifting closer to liberal Affirming Catholicism, which combines the theology of the United Reformed Church with the haberdashery of Counter-Reformation Rome. I wonder which Anglo-Catholic church will be the first to bless a gay couple? Margaret Street, perhaps? Wherever it is, you can rest assured that that it will be all exquisitely tasteful…

Then, this:

And, finally, this:

Of course, I cannot express an opinion -- even obliquely -- without being denominated a paid shill for the Ordinariate. Sigh.

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