I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'
And he replied, 'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!'
Many of us are apprehensive about a step into the unknown which is what going to the Ordinariate will be. But let’s be realistic. Many of us, who would consider ourselves Anglican Papalists, have for many years followed the Roman path. We have used their books and services, if not in full, in part. We regularly pray for the Pope at Mass and we regularly pray for Unity especially with Rome. This is no longer a pipe dream but has become an reality. Whereas the Church of England doesn’t want us anymore the Holy Father and Rome does. The Welcome Mat is out and all we have to do is cross the threshold.
The Church of England may say in the words of the Creed that it believes “in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church” but the actions of Synod don’t substantiate this. All pretence of being Catholic has been thrown out of the window. From the date of this Synod, The Church of England becomes a Protestant Sect on the same level as all the other Protestant Sects. Any claim by the Cof E to be Catholic and Reformed is now a nonsense; it can now only claim to be reformed.