Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"When we said wanted comprehensive immigration reform, this is NOT what we had in mind."

His Eminence, Walter Cardinal Kasper has been quoted as saying, in regards to the request by the bishops of the Traditional Anglican Communion to have "full, corporate and sacramental union" with the Roman Catholic Church, the following gem:


"It's not our policy to bring that many Anglicans to Rome."
Presumably any in excess of the number His Eminence has in mind will be...what? detained and deported?

The irony of all this is that for epochs -- certainly for all of my soon-to-be-not-inconsiderable lifetime -- the Modern Brights at the Vatican have longed publicly for a corporate reunification with the Church of England and its assorted branches. So what seems to be at play here is a reverse-Goldilocks-effect. One Anglican is fine, the whole Anglican communion is likewise fine, but a substantial hunk thereof in one lump, well, we just don't have enough forms and paper to process the whole lot. Simply not done, you see.

So, it's OK for the shepherd to wander off searching for the one lost sheep, but it is not Official Shepherding Policy to wander off searching for, say, seven or more sheep.



P.S. If you click on the above link and scroll down, you'll find myriad examples of the sort of obnoxiously, ignorantly robust heresy that one would have thought extinct. Glad to know we're still in people's crosshairs.



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