Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Many Anglicans will Convert to Roman Catholicism

(Excerpts) Rome aims to become the queen of the world (See Revelation 18:7) and get the whole world to worship her (See Revelation 13:8). To accomplish that she has to find ways to unite with as many religious groups as possible. She does this through the ecumenical movement, fomenting divisions in churches separate from her, broad social collaboration, etc. Now many conservative Anglicans will unite with Rome under a new compromise forged just for them.

“All that dwell upon the earth shall worship Him.” Revelation 13:8.

In response to the dissatisfaction with the Anglican decisions, the pope last year opened a way for Anglican bishops and their flocks to convert en mass to the Catholic Church by establishing an Ordinate within national dioceses which would permit married priests to continue as priests and would permit Anglican liturgy and traditions.  ["The Pope has made it as easy as possible for traditional and 'continuing' Anglicans to convert to Roman Catholicism while retaining key elements of their ecclesiastical heritage."  The Sunday Times]

The Catholic Church stands to gain much from the division caused by the liberal movement within the Anglican church to ordain women to the priesthood. The Anglican church has also been split by the ordination of openly gay men to the priesthood as well in recent years.

“Fifteen Anglican bishops have acknowledged that many Anglicans will convert to Roman Catholicism because of current proposals to ordain women as bishops…

“The prelates responded to an open letter from over 1,000 Church of England priests and deacons who oppose new changes that would allow the ordination of women as bishops…

“‘These are grave times in the Church of England especially for those of us unable in good conscience to accept, [the ordination of] women to the episcopate,’ the fifteen Anglican bishops’ July 27 letter began.”

“The bishops acknowledged that some Anglo-Catholics, including some bishops, are considering joining the Ordinariate established by Pope Benedict XVI for former Anglicans. Others will individually convert to Roman Catholicism.   Keep the Faith