I have read so much about this lately, but I’m going to be a lone reed here and say, I actually am more than a bit concerned about this.
And i’m going to say something else….why isn’t anyone else more than a bit concerned about this too?
Writing as a former Anglican myself I feel very much that this potential en mass swim to Rome has to be about much more than getting the hump that a majority has voted in favour of female bishops being ordained in the Anglican Church.
So let me get this right.
If the vote wasn’t in favour of female bishops, the Anglicans would be staying put?
That to me is a problem y’see.
You either agree with what the Catholic Church teaches or you don’t.
Are Anglicans suddenly going to agree with what the Church teaches, wholly?
All those problems with the Papacy are going to be eradicated are they?
Along with a slew of other ‘grey areas’ to which Anglicans so often fence sit (particularly the pro choice issues).
We can boost our numbers, maybe even our parish finances for a time, but sooner or later, unless there’s a real connection, they are going to disappear from view.
Sometimes i think people just get far too worked up about adding to our church.
Without looking after those who are already its members.
It may sound good that thousands of Anglicans may become Catholic….and yes it would undoubtably be good for those who are genuinely open to learning what the Catholic Church teaches and therupon accepting those same teachings, if they then become Catholic…but how many will blindly follow their Anglican pastors?
How many more are going to be merely disgruntled church goers?
Wrong reasons I tell ya.