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Bridge Over Troubled Tiber: Holy See Welcomes Anglican Christians into Catholic Church Comments

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  1. titus
    5 years ago

    Strange to tell, the Primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion, John Hepworth, is a former Catholic priest.

  2. Helen
    5 years ago

    An Anglican is a member of a world-wide communion of churches which include the Episcopal church in America, the Church of England, the Church of Ireland, etc.

  3. Jonathan
    5 years ago

    I suggest the title if this article be re-named, "Bridge Over Troubled Thames," because it is not the Tiber that is troubled.

  4. Julie
    5 years ago

    Praise God!!

  5. Aileen
    5 years ago

    What is an "Anglican"? I'm also confused with TAC? Are they same as the Episcopalian church here in the US. Thank you!

  6. R.S.
    5 years ago

    The question of married convert-priests is not new. This has been the Church's standard way of dealing with former Anglican priests who enter Her folds. Let us be grateful that some of the divisions caused by the Protestant revolt are beginning to be healed. Let us hope that this will be just the tip of the iceberg! Deo gratias!

  7. Lisa
    5 years ago

    Great news!

  8. Paul Welsh
    5 years ago

    I understand that these new Anglican convert priests will, after training, be ordained and become married Catholic Priests. We already have married Catholic Deacons. Those who are clebate will become celibate priests. Bishops will be chosen from among the celibates.

    St Paul writes in MARRIAGE AND VIRGINITY 1 Co 7:32-33 I should like you to have your minds free from all worry. The unmarried man gives his mind to the Lord; but the man who is married gives his mind to the affairs of this world and to how he can please his wife, and he is divided in mind.

    Celibacy is a gift and treasure and will continue

  9. Laura
    5 years ago

    I am so excited that I have no words but tears, laughter and cheers.

  10. Michael
    5 years ago

    I wouldn't count on married priests.

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