Saturday, January 16, 2010
Not that old nonsense again!
It seems that some Continuing Anglican clergy have been sent into the vineyard to labor without having been given a proper warning about Rome's erroneous opinion of Anglican Orders from 1896. My email inbox contained exchanges between some of these poor uninformed clergy who have come to doubt their orders because the whole subject is new to them, inasmuch as no one taught them about it. How sad that they were ill-prepared to face this easy challenge; this says something about the need to educate fellows before ordaining them and sending them out. I advise them not to panic, but to read Saepius Officio, and then the brief summary by E.J. Bicknell, and renew their confidence. Short and sweet, Rome got it wrong and that was because their 1896 Bull was agenda driven, and just plain ridiculous. You need have no fear. Oh God, when might we lay this silliness to rest once and for all?