THE ANGLICAN CHURCH

FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

SYNODOS

(Part 36)

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH

February 27, 2015

The Anglican Church was born out of Henry VIII’s lust. So what kind of Church is that?

Today the mainline Anglican Church, following the way of liberalism and modernism, is almost totally lost, with acceptance of contraception, divorce and same-sex unions. Are we to also go the way of the Anglican Church? Once we embark on the slippery slope, it will be downward all the way. The slippery slope begins with false mercy and compassion, that accepts sin in the form of cohabitation, divorce and remarriage, and same-sex unions.

In fairness to traditional Anglicans (they were Catholics after all), they do not accept where their Church has been taking them. They have had two basic responses. One, there is the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC), which is independent of the Anglican Communion and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Two, there are those Anglicans who have been accepted into the Catholic Church under personal ordinariates created by Pope Benedict XVI.

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Cardinal Pell on marriage, divorce, and Henry VIII

Catholic World News – February 26, 2015

Cardinal George Pell makes a short, powerful argument against changing the Church’s discipline regarding the divorce and remarriage, in a commentary posted on The Catholic Thing.

After mentioning the clear Scriptural warrant, the “almost complete unanimity of two thousand years of Catholic history,” and the success that the Church enjoyed during periods of strict discipline, the prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy ends with a rhetorical question:

Were the decisions that followed Henry VIII’s divorce totally unnecessary?

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