Tuesday, October 20, 2009
And now from the Vatican.
The poaching of converts by the holy see is best viewed in the context of a nasty family squabble between the Anglicans and the Episcopalians that has just come out of divorce court with a lot of bad feelings. And pissing matches over who rightfully owns the real estate, the locals or the national diocese?
I thought that the major issue was a difference of opinion over the ordination of gay priests but an anglican tells me that it goes much deeper, the conservatives feeling that the whole megillah was sliding to a much too liberal plank in recent years. It's hard to believe that such an insular culture would allow themselves to make a mass conversion to the more ritualistic catholic faith.
Might have to send an a team of mediators over like Al Sharpton to kick a little bootay and get both sides to start talking. The last time they fought was the Thirty Years War and we all know how long that took.