Sunday, November 06, 2011

The conscience of a nation
Or one of my last whines about Anglicanism. It’s not the Christian foundation of English society it was in Newman’s day. (But as Owen would say, by Newman’s day they’d already lost the English working class; Methodism and Anglo-Catholicism were in part trying to get them back.) That said, they have the rights to govern themselves without interference (freedom of religion) and defend their property so his relatively gentle treatment of them still applies.

Patrimony and ordinariate: small parish, maybe a married priest, and 19th-century Roman Catholicism but in English. Not Anglicanism.

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