SSC meeting on Thursday[1]

Most people have heard the news about the offer extended by the Pope to bring conservative Anglicans into communion with the Catholic Church, while still allowing Anglican priests to be married and permitting the Anglican Church to keep certain aspects of its liturgy and customs.

There have been congratulations and criticisms by Anglicans, Episcopalians, and Catholics. Some consider the Vatican’s offer to fall short of the ideal — a merging of the two faiths, while others regard it as a quantum leap in unifying the Church, while allowing for diversity within the Catholic faith.

Considering the deep schism that already exists within the Anglican Church, the conservative wing of the Church of England and the Episcopalian Church may be far better served by aligning themselves with Catholic conservatism.