It is, of course, essential that the doctrine should be clearly presented in its entirety. Nothing is so foreign to the spirit of ecumenism as a false irenicism, in which the purity of Catholic doctrine suffers loss and its genuine and certain meaning is clouded.
|The "Rt. Rev Linda Nicholls"|
Yet, who exactly are our dialogue partners? Sadly, a sect that is about to acknowledge "another ideology of evil (St. Pope John Paul II, referring to the abomination of "same-sex marriage"). One of the presiders at the "prayer service" was one, the "Rt. Rev Bishop" Linda Nicholls. Who exactly is this bishopess? From what I have gleaned, "Bishop" Nicholls is an advocate of so-called "same sex marriage", and is on the Canadian Church of England's commission for changing its 21st canon to accommodate this abomination.
However, Bishop Nicholls endorsed the plan put forward by the Diocese of Toronto’s House of Bishops last year that formally instituted rites for the blessing of same-sex unions. (source)
Rightly, did our sainted Pope, St. John Paul II identify this as an "ideology of evil".
How can Catholic bishops dialogue with the proponents of evil? Only in calling out this evil and calling its advocates to repentance. Sadly, this was not done, nor will be done. This leads me to another point: it is wrong to mislead Anglicans that any unity is possible. We are dealing with a sect that has overthrown the sacramental system, perverted the priesthood, and is now actively demolishing marriage. The Church of England is a broken cistern from which the waters of life have long since vanished.