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The Catholic Roots of England

2015-11-05T12:43:30-04:00November 5th, 2015|Categories: Anglican Matters, Catholic Culture|Tags: , , |

Pope St Gregory the Great - Apostle for England I was watching the service of Evensong from Westminster Abbey the other night that took place during Benedict XVI's visit to England. It was all very splendid and you could tell Benedict was impressed with the Anglican music and ceremonial. His speech emphasized, however, the [...]

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A Married Priest on Married Priests – 1

2014-11-25T17:55:16-04:00November 25th, 2014|Categories: Patheos|Tags: , , |

The Longenecker Family at Fr Dwight's Ordination What are the pros and cons of being a married priest? I'll be writing on various aspects of this question over the next few days. Firstly, we need to get some huge red herrings out of the way. People say, "A married man will understand married people's [...]

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Anglicans Wonder Why No One Comes to Church on Sunday

2014-11-24T21:37:33-04:00November 24th, 2014|Categories: Anglican Matters|Tags: , , |

  An article in the Daily Telegraph ponders why the number of people attending parish churches in England continues to plummet. While attendance at cathedral worship is up, the number of worshippers in the local churches is in free fall. The Anglicans, of course, are not the only ones. All the churches in the Western developed [...]

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Why I Distrust Church Synods

2014-10-14T08:36:29-04:00October 14th, 2014|Categories: Church Politics, Patheos|Tags: , , , |

As a former Anglican I distrust church synods. Here's why. The General Synod of the Church of England is at it's foundation, a democratically minded, man made institution. It was founded in 1970 on the foundations of the Church Assembly which had been in existence since 1910. The Church Assembly was a consultative body of elected [...]

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Good Non-Catholic Christians – Is There Salvation Outside the Church?

2014-08-11T10:09:01-04:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Anglican Matters|Tags: , , , , , |

Confused? Don't be The sudden death of Tony Palmer--the friend of Pope Francis--has raised the question whether he could be saved even though he never converted to the Catholic faith. Some Catholics would shake their head sadly and quote the famous phrase, Extra Ecclesiam nulls salus- Outside the Church, No Salvation. Does this mean that everyone [...]

All That Really Matters is How Much You Love Jesus?

2014-07-31T15:58:19-04:00July 31st, 2014|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , , , |

When I resigned from my position as an Anglican priest one of the ladies in the parish was very upset. She couldn't figure out the point of my decision. "Surely!" she cried, "All that really matters is how much we love Jesus?" This is the response from many non-Catholics when faced with the doctrinal claims of [...]

Pope Says to Anglicans “Come on Over!”

2014-07-25T15:44:55-04:00July 25th, 2014|Categories: Anglican Matters|Tags: , , |

Pope Francis has waved a welcome to Anglicans who are still shivering on the banks of the Tiber . They don't even have to swim the Tiber anymore. They can walk across the bridge called "Ordinariate" In the wake of the Church of England's decision to ordain women bishops the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham [...]

What That Church of England Vote is Really About…

2014-07-16T10:28:33-04:00July 16th, 2014|Categories: Anglican Matters|Tags: , , , , , |

On Monday the Church of England did not simply vote to ordain women as bishops. The members of the General Synod made an even more historic decision. They decided once and for all the true nature of the Church of England. After the Protestant Revolution of the sixteenth century it was very clear for three hundred [...]

The Vicar on Mrs Thatcher

2019-01-24T00:20:59-04:00April 23rd, 2013|Categories: Alter Egos, The Vicar|Tags: , , , |

  Guest blogger, The Rev’d Humphrey Blytherington is Vicar of St Hilda’s, Little Snoring with All Saints, Great Snoring. He is a graduate of Plymouth University. He completed his studies for the ministry at Latimer Hall, Durham. He is married to Daphne and enjoys home brewing, model railroading and is an avid member of the Great [...]

The Vicar on the New Archbishop

2019-01-24T00:21:41-04:00February 7th, 2013|Categories: Alter Egos, The Vicar|Tags: , , , , |

  Guest blogger, The Rev’d Humphrey Blytherington is Vicar of St Hilda’s, Little Snoring with All Saints, Great Snoring. He is a graduate of Plymouth University. He completed his studies for the ministry at Latimer Hall, Durham. He is married to Daphne and enjoys home brewing, model railroading and is an avid member of the Great [...]

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