A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Ebbs and Flows of Belief!

This is from a group agitating for change in the Roman Catholic Church - "We love our family, the Catholic Church. We fully accept the authority of the Pope. We respect his personal integrity as an outstanding spiritual leader. But we are convinced that the Pope and his advisors in Rome are making a serious mistake by dismissing women as priests. We feel obliged in conscience to make our carefully considered reasons known. “All the faithful, both clerical and lay, should be accorded a lawful freedom of inquiry, freedom of thought and freedom of expression” !

In the Anglican Church similar agitation is going on! GRAS, or the Group for Rescinding the Act of Synod, is actively campaigning for women bishops in the Church of England and to give these bishops full weight in crushing the traditionalists!

A lot is stated by these groups as being "catholic" but they really mean "my version of catholic". A sort of pick 'n mix at Woolworths! All this is rather like going to a party and telling the host you are very pleased to be invited but you feel obliged to comment on the fare provided! Why is the cake not chocolate? Why no sandwiches with the crusts cut off?

It does seem that they want a religion created in their own image! "Quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus". That is the way of belief for the Faithfull, not innovation and alteration!



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