Thursday, 24 July 2008

The Vatican on Anglicans - letting it rip!!

Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, the senior Catholic delegate at the Lambeth Conference, has given a searing address, describing the turmoil in the Anglican Communion as "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "ecclesial Parkinson's".

He said: "When we live myopically in the fleeting present, oblivious of our past heritage and apostolic traditions, we could well be suffering from spiritual Alzheimer's.

"When we behave in a disorderly manner, going whimsically our own way without any coordination with the head of or the other members of our community, it could be ecclesial Parkinson's."

Pretty bombastic stuff - you can read more in The Guardian. Meanwhile, at least one of the 'traditional' groups of Anglicans has announced it is seeking to remain within the Anglican communion.

And from what Fr Zulsdorf (What does the prayer really say) has been reporting on the views of the SSPX bishops over the last few days, not much doing there either...Nevertheless, we can pray...and for this excellent Cardinal too!

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