[quote=Katholikos]Anglicanism looks good, but it’s rotten to the core. Shiny, glittering exterior – sick and dying interior.
The Prince of Wales has a live-in girl friend in the palace in London. The Anglican church thinks that’s just wunnerful. The Archbishop of Canterbury says the upcoming civil “marriage” of Charles and Camilla is just wunnerful. The English support this sinful relationship (they pay for it). That is a precis of Anglicanism/Episcopalianism.
In EVERY Catholic Mass, no matter how poorly celebrated, the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ become present. I receive the Holy Eucharist as as my spiritual food. In the Anglican/Episcopal liturgy, the priest goes through the motions but nothing happens. I wouldn’t trade the most poorly celebrated Catholic Mass for the emptiness of Anglicanism with all its external grandeur.
Anglicanism, from its very foundation, is imitation Catholicism. The “branch theory” is bull-oney.
The Anglican/Episcopal church supports abortion, contraception including abortifacients, divorce and remarriage at will, homosexuality, ordination of active, practicing homosexual clergy with “partners” who live in the rectory, homosexual marriage, women “priests,” and the list goes on. And you tell me how beautiful it is? That they never break any laws? How about God’s laws?
I attend the Tridentine Latin Mass every Sunday – the most beautiful thing this side of heaven. The rest of the week I attend the Novus Ordo Mass. But in every Mass – no matter how banal – a miracle takes place before my eyes, and I renew God’s covenant with the People of God – the Catholic Church – by receiving Holy Communion. I thank God I’m a Catholic!
The Church will again regain her equilibrium, once Vatican II has been digested. It takes about a hundred years for the Church to overcome the upheaval caused by a general council, and we’re only 40 years out from VII.
Anglicanism will one day be but a bleep on the screen of history. Catholicism will endure until the end of time. We have Christ’s Word on it: “the powers of death will not prevail against it” (Mt 16:18-19).
If your reasons for becoming a Catholic are only superficial, don’t do it. We’ve have enough dissident, malcontent Catholics as it is – plenty, plenty.
I concur, though I find your post fairly aggressive. I simply stated what attracted me to the Church, not what I now believe it holds. My reasons for joining are far from “only superficial”.
I just have nostalgia sometimes, these forums are a good place to vent.
(I’d also like to clarify I was speaking of Liturgical Law)