Leading Church historian to become Catholic


#1

catholicherald.co.uk/news/2012/10/04/leading-church-historian-to-be-received-into-personal-ordinariate/

He argues that Anglicanism has “no basis for its authority” as its confession “varies from place to place and person to person”. He says: “At the centre of Anglicanism is a great void.”

He adds: “The Church of England provides a masterclass in equivocation; it also, however, is the residence of very many good and faithful Christian people who deserve respect – for their perseverance in so many incoherent spiritual adventures.

“To leave their company is a wrench; to adhere to the Catholic faith is to join the encompassing presence of a universal body of believers in whose guardianship are the materials of authentic spiritual understanding… I have immense gratitude.”

According to a spokesman for the ordinariate, the former Reith lecturer will be received into the ordinariate on Sunday following a “profound intellectual and spiritual journey nurtured and enabled by the Anglican tradition”.


#2

[quote="pablope, post:1, topic:301967"]
catholicherald.co.uk/news/2012/10/04/leading-church-historian-to-be-received-into-personal-ordinariate/

He argues that Anglicanism has “no basis for its authority” as its confession “varies from place to place and person to person”. He says: “At the centre of Anglicanism is a great void.”

He adds: “The Church of England provides a masterclass in equivocation; it also, however, is the residence of very many good and faithful Christian people who deserve respect – for their perseverance in so many incoherent spiritual adventures.

“To leave their company is a wrench; to adhere to the Catholic faith is to join the encompassing presence of a universal body of believers in whose guardianship are the materials of authentic spiritual understanding… I have immense gratitude.”

According to a spokesman for the ordinariate, the former Reith lecturer will be received into the ordinariate on Sunday following a “profound intellectual and spiritual journey nurtured and enabled by the Anglican tradition”.

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it has been said that to study deep into Christian history is to sees to be Protestant!


#3

That’s amazing! Hopefully many people will follow his example.


#4

Always good news when more people see the Truth and come home to Rome!


#5

[quote="robwar, post:2, topic:301967"]
it has been said that to study deep into Christian history is to sees to be Protestant!

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That was Blessed John Henry Newman, in the Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine:

"To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant."


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