Saturday, January 24, 2009

Communions

Catholicgauze writes in from Iraq to note that Pope Benedict has lifted the excommunication of the SSPX Bishops. Background from wikipedia and tdaxp.

Damian Thompsons's Holy Smoke blog has been unbelievably informative on this breaking news. His post on the backlash is illustrative of those eager to tear the Catholic communion apart.

One communion that is falling apart is the Anglican one, which itself was torn from the Catholic communion under King Henvry VIII and his successors. Searching on Google News for "Robert Duncan" provides a host of links about the Anglican Church in North America, a new Anglican province in Canada and the United States, with close ties to provinces in Africa, designed to cicumvent the Episcopal Church in the USA and the Anglican Church of Canada.

1 comment:

karnala said...

I'm sure that our Pope's gesture is "A Sign for the Promotion of Unity in Charity", VATICAN CITY, JAN. 25, 2009 (Zenit.org) and was not "deliberately timed" (as put by Damian Thompson) - after all, we've just had Unity Week.

This is from our Pope's decree: "With this act it is desired to consolidate the mutual relations of trust, [and] to intensify and make more stable the relationship of the Fraternity of St. Pius X with the Apostolic See. This gift of peace, at the end of the celebrations of Christmas, also aims to be a sign for the promotion of unity in charity of the universal Church, and with this means, come to remove the scandal of division."