Conservative Anglicans are close to despair. Is the CofE about to split?

Jul 20, 2017 by

by Andrew Sabisky, Catholic Herald: As an Anglican, I used to think theological liberalism was on the wane. Not any more Anyone with a lick of sense can see that the Church of England is in serious trouble. Congregational decline, child abuse scandals, and financially desperate cathedrals are just...

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Preventing Schism in the Church of England

Jun 13, 2017 by

by James Oakley: Is schism the biggest, or even the only, heresy in today’s church? It can seem so. The anonymous Twitter account, operated under the handle @thechurchmouse, recently mused: “Considering whether the heresy of division and disunity is the most prevalent heresy in the...

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Church of England schism: a timely new reformation or tit-for-tat boundary pushing?

May 12, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: On 31st October 1517, an obscure Catholic monk called Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of All Saints’, the Castle Church in Wittenberg, protesting at the sale of indulgences and other abuses – an event taken as marking the beginning of the Protestant...

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Unofficial Bishops, non-C of E Anglicans: fragmentation and schism, or new reformation?

May 9, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. “We are on the cusp of a new reformation”, says Gavin Ashenden in an article about conflicts and new initiatives in Anglicanism in Britain. The original Reformation, which we remember particularly this year, 500 years after Martin Luther’s famous public...

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As Catholics and Anglicans come together, the Church of England pulls apart

Mar 18, 2017 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Crux: In many ways, the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion are on closer terms than they have ever been in their history. Despite this relationship, the situation for Anglo-Catholics in the Church of England itself is getting worse: An Anglo-Catholic bishop...

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A Schism in the Catholic Church?

Mar 10, 2017 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Patheos: Headlines last week were proclaiming that a group of cardinals believe Pope Francis should step down to avoid a catastrophic schism in the Catholic Church. Schism? What schism? In fact, the modern Catholic Church is already in schism, but it is an internal...

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