Episcopal Church Response To The Vatican

In response to the July 10 release from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith response to some questions regarding certain aspects of the Doctrine of the Church, I’m not quite sure what all the fuss is.

This doesn’t change anything for us, and is certainly nothing new for the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Benedict XVI obviously wants to clarify the way he understands the teaching of the Second Vatican Council on a number of matters. We have disagreed with our Roman Catholic colleagues since 1896 about Pope Leo XIII’s declaration of the nullity of Anglican Orders and continue to do so today.

We believe that our Orders are valid and that we are a “church” in every sense of the word. None of these disagreements, however, will lessen our commitment to remain in international and national ecumenical dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church which has been productively held for more than forty years.

And we look forward to what should be a very interesting Anglican – Roman Catholic (ARC-USA) dialogue in Washington, DC next October!

One Response to “Episcopal Church Response To The Vatican”

  1. thomas bushnell, bsg Says:

    thank you for the sanity!

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