Monday, May 10, 2010

They just don't get it do they?

The Guardian on 8 May carried a laughable opinion piece from the Anglican "dean" of Southwark.

The Anglican communion is in freefall and yet this buffoon sees fit to lecture Catholics. Here is a taster:

Roman Catholics far and wide have been writing articles that tell how they are hanging on by their fingernails. [Really? I must have missed those but then again I don't take The Tablet!] But they do not need to: there has been a church in this country for 400 years where a high doctrine of episcopacy and sacrament has been preserved. [Har de har] For instance, it is not commonly realised that sacramental confession was cunningly preserved [I have a cunning plan!] by Thomas Cranmer within the Book of Common Prayer service for the visitation of the sick. <...> The clergy can marry or enter civil partnerships [and what does that tell us about the Anglican view of marriage?] and live with affection and stability; women are being ordained, and may soon become bishops [the final nail in the coffin of the communion], and there is the flexibility of doctrinal boundaries [enough said!] that makes a lay Roman Catholic's double life regarding contraception unnecessary.
Read the whole thing here - it's sure to raise a chuckle!