Wednesday, October 21, 2009

That Roman Offer

Nick Baines blogs powerfully on the subject:
The church exists for the sake of the world – not for the sake of the purity of the church.
I write as someone who, at times, has seriously considered the Roman option - though not for the reasons which many are now considering! (there, I bet that shocked some readers!)

4 comments:

SueM said...

Have to say that Catholicism has never had much appeal for me. My Dad used to call himself Anglo Catholic and said he prayed to the Virgin Mary. I always thought it was a reaction to his intense dislike of evangelicals.

I'd be fascinated to hear what attracts you about Catholicism though.

rajm said...

Maybe that should have read 'at one time'?
I think it was the way that the congregation (and it was a congregation) appeared to be far more earthed than the Anglican church I was attending. As long as I concentrated on the local picture it really looked rather attractive - there was no doubt some reaction against particular aspects of evangelicals - but it was a long time ago so memory is a bit hazy.
One can look with horrow at some aspects of Catholicism (centralised power, attitudes to women) much as one can also recoil from some aspects of wider Anglicanism!

rajm said...

horrow == horror!

SueM said...

Horrow - I think that is a mixture of horror and sorrow. "More in horrow than in anger" :)