"Along with the diplomatic negotiations we should also be a bit more brutally honest. The Evangelical Anglicans are Protestant. They make polite noises about Catholics, but they do not understand Catholicism, nor do they wish to. The typical Evangelical Anglican’s attitude to Catholicism is similar to their attitude to Hindus: it is a foreign religion that has some interesting historical and cultural aspects and it is all well and good if you like that sort of thing.
The Progressives in the Church of England are worse. The Evangelicals don’t understand Catholicism and dislike it. The Liberals do understand Catholicism and that’s why they hate it. They understand fully the Catholic Church’s objection to women priests, women bishops, same sex marriage and the whole progressive secular agenda, and that’s why they reject Catholicism with an even more perfect hatred than the Evangelicals.
I realize this sounds like extreme language, but believe me. I was a priest in the Church of England and I know how these people work. It’s all good manners, polite noises and smooth smiles on the outside. On the inside they can’t stand Catholicism and have no desire to be Catholic."
Friday, 7 October 2016
Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Anglicans and Romans Celebrate Closer Ties?