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Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans are expected to defect to the Roman Catholic Church in time for …

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Tadhg Enright, Sky News reporter Sunday January 30, 2011 Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans are expected to defect to the Roman Catholic Church in time for Lent. It follows a campaign by Father Keit…More
Tadhg Enright, Sky News reporter Sunday January 30, 2011
Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans are expected to defect to the Roman Catholic Church in time for Lent.

It follows a campaign by Father Keith Newton to leave the Church of England in protest at its stance on the ordination of women and gay clergy.
Fr Newton has encouraged Anglicans to join the Ordinariate - a special branch of Catholicism established by the Pope - to welcome protestant defectors.
The Ordinariate is a special structure established by Pope Benedict to welcome the disillusioned Anglicans.
The efforts of the Archbishop of Canterbury have not been enough to stop hundreds of Anglo Catholics making the split that he had hoped to avoid.
In mid-January it got off the ground with the conversion of three Anglican bishops who are now bringing others on board.
The Church of England says that 1,000 of its 13,000 parishes are opposed to the ordination of women.
amarillo
The Church of England has voted to allow women priests to be ordained as bishops, overturning centuries of tradition in a church that has been deeply divided over the issue.
After almost five hours of debate, the General Synod, the governing body of the Church of England, approved on Monday the proposal to allow women to take up senior roles in the Church.
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The Church of England has voted to allow women priests to be ordained as bishops, overturning centuries of tradition in a church that has been deeply divided over the issue.
After almost five hours of debate, the General Synod, the governing body of the Church of England, approved on Monday the proposal to allow women to take up senior roles in the Church.
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amarillo
Generálna synoda Anglikánskej cirkvi v pondelok hlasovala za to, aby mohli byť ženy vysvätené za biskupky. Zvrátila tým stáročnú tradíciu v cirkvi, ktorá bola v tejto záležitosti dlho hlboko rozdelená,
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redwood2279
Don't look at this as a victory yet. They have some outragous demands
blackchallice
There is plenty of room in the Catholic Church and you'll be warmly welcomed :-)
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Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans are expected to defect to the Roman Catholic Church in time for Lent. Tadhg Enright, Sky News reporter Sunday January 30, 2011 It follows a campaign by Father Keith Newton to leave the Church of England in protest at its stance on the ordination of women and gay clergy. Fr Newton has encouraged Anglicans to join the Ordinariate - a special branch of Catholicism…More
Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans are expected to defect to the Roman Catholic Church in time for Lent. Tadhg Enright, Sky News reporter Sunday January 30, 2011 It follows a campaign by Father Keith Newton to leave the Church of England in protest at its stance on the ordination of women and gay clergy. Fr Newton has encouraged Anglicans to join the Ordinariate - a special branch of Catholicism established by the Pope - to welcome protestant defectors. The Ordinariate is a special structure established by Pope Benedict to welcome the disillusioned Anglicans. The efforts of the Archbishop of Canterbury have not been enough to stop hundreds of Anglo Catholics making the split that he had hoped to avoid. In mid-January it got off the ground with the conversion of three Anglican bishops who are now bringing others on board. The Church of England says that 1,000 of its 13,000 parishes are opposed to the ordination of women. At St. Barnabas church in Tunbridge Wells, the parish priest says that a majority of his parishioners want to defect - and he's considering going too. Father Ed Tomlinson believes that traditionalists who oppose the ordination of women have been badly let down by Church leaders. Yet the priest has been told by the diocese of Rochester that if he and his followers leave they will no longer be allowed to hold services, even on a shared basis, at St Barnabas - a nineteenth-century red-brick church where First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon was baptised. The firm stance has infuriated Fr Tomlinson, the vicar since 2006. "The whole thing stinks to high heaven," he said. "The Archdeacon made it abundantly clear that he does not want to entertain the notion of shared worship space and that he would resist my remaining here in any capacity." The Ordinariate talks of recruiting members in waves with the first beginning training at Lent and they hope many more will follow. "A little acorn it may have been at the moment, it could grow into a mighty oak," one local church-goer said. "Was this the thing that started to undo the reformation?" news.sky.com/…/201101415918730