Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Anglican Bishops just got 'served', part II

The Anglican Bishops in synod at Lambeth got blasted again, this time from an unlikely source, one of their stronger allies - the Prefect of the Congregation for Christian Unity, Cardinal Walter Kasper.
Ruth Gledhill is reporting the Cardinal as saying of the Anglican/Catholic dialog towards corporate unity is at an end because of ordination of women to the presbyterate and episcopate.

"Although our dialogue has led to a significant agreement on the idea of priesthood, the ordination of women to the episcopate blocks substantially and finally a possible recognition of Anglican orders by the Catholic Church. We hope for the continuation of a theological dialogue between the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church, but the latter development directly undermines our goal and alters the level of what we pursue in dialogue."

Sandro Magister offers some additional insights as Kasper is viewed as not in favour of opening the doors wide to disaffected Anglo-Catholics as well as the full text of his address to the bishops.

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