by Matthew Alderman
July 10, 2008
There has been much discussion, both heated or hopeful, since Benedict XVI's election about a future influx of conservative Anglicans into the Catholic Church as a result of the recent controversies over homosexuality and women's ordination, what shape this ingrafting might take, and what impact (if any) this might have on the Roman liturgy. The already-thin ties that bind the Anglican Communion have been stretched to the breaking point by Monday's vote in the House of Bishops paving the way to the episcopal ordination of women. Debate was contentious, lasting six hours, and moving at least one Anglican bishop to weep with shame. Structural proposals for men-only dioceses and "super-bishops" that might have helped the evangelical and Anglo-Catholic wings save face were rejected. Traditional Anglicans must now face they are no longer welcome in the Church of England...
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