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Friday, 24 January 2014

Ecumenism requires the Church of England to return to the one source of Unity: the Catholic Church

We should stop deceiving our separated brethren from the Church of England: they must return to unity abandoning their schism and heresies. The recent introduction of women as "priestesses" and "bishopesses" renders any future return impossible without the Church of England abandoning its false view of sacramental power. The Russian Orthodox have recently, clearly informed the Church of England of this reality. Metropolitan Hilarion wrote the following to Justin Welby: 

Regrettably, the late 20th century and the beginning of the third millennium have brought tangible difficulties in relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Churches of the Anglican Communion. The introduction female priesthood and now episcopate, the blessing of same-sex ‘unions’ and ‘marriages’, the ordination of homosexuals as pastors and bishops – all these innovations are seen by the Orthodox as deviations from the tradition of the Early Church, which increasingly estrange Anglicanism from the Orthodox Church and contribute to a further division of Christendom as a whole.

For Catholics, not to inform these separated brethren of this, charitably, but clearly (as Orthodoxy has done) is to continue to offer false hope. We must not lie to these people; delusional discussions  on ecumenism is a long walk down a never ending road.... the Church of England is but a broken cistern, from which the waters of life have long since disappeared. 

Please pray for England's conversion. 


"Rev" Mary Styles following her "ordination" to the "priesthood"
at All Saints church, Rome, Italy. Recently interviewed by Vatican Radio

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