Monday, June 19, 2006

Let Them Go, strong words from a layman

It's come to the point where I'm asking, "What's the big deal?" ECUSA (or at least those that control it) has been making it very clear for decades now that it has no intention of remaining within the Catholic Faith. The faithful have been laboring for years to keep them from altogether leaving. The time has come to ask, "Why?" Is it a sensible endeavor to compel anyone to pretend to believe what they don't? ECUSA wants to leave the faith and to join itself to the ranks of Liberal Protestants as their superficially 'high-church' wing. If that's what they want, why don't we just let them go. It's time for the Diocese of Fort Worth, the other faithful dioceses, FIFNA, and all the embattled Anglo-Catholic parishes to get out, before they lose their souls. They can try to keep their property, but if that doesn't work, so what? If property ties one to a stinking corpse, it surely isn't worth it. Will that mean losing contact with Canterbury? Perhaps, but the Archbishop was no the least bit reticent to speak of Ms. Schori as a true bishop to whom he would give unreserved support.

Romans 1:22ff, passim: Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible men . . . Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts . . . who changed the truth of God into a lie and served the creature more than the Creator . . .

and so forth, with explicit mention of homosexuality, both male and female, as the result, not the cause of apostacy. God has already allowed them to go their own way, can't we do the same?

ed pacht


Fr Matthew Kirby said...


As Catholics we are in fact obliged to definitively break communion with manifest heretics. The Fathers did not seek for "the maximum level of Communion possible" with the Arians etc. They declared them outside the Church and refused to have anything to do with them. It is time for those left in the Anglican Communion who claim to be orthodox to have some orthopraxy and sever all ties, even nominal ones (which can only mislead), with the heterodox Anglican jurisdictions and bishops.

poetreader said...

This last event has effectively destroyed any vestige of interest I might still have had in ECUSA (I refuse to use the new hubris-laden designation).
I have but one word for those calling themselves 'orthodox' -- "Come out from among them, and be ye separate." It's time and past time, and ECUSA as a body has entirely relinquished any claim legitimacy.