Hey, I'm working on it. . . but the jury's still out in my house. We'll get there, we're just not sure where yet. (But we're leaning heavily towards looking at the fruit of the Holy Spirit to help us discern - and we ain't seein' it in ECUSA.)
From Ruth Gledhill:
Hard words for Anglicans from the head of the Council for Christian Unity in Rome. Cardinal Walter Kasper has told the Catholic Herald that now, with Lambeth approaching, is the time for Anglicans to decide whether they are Catholic or Protestant. 'Ultimately, it is a question of the identity of the Anglican Church. Where does it belong?' he said. 'Does it belong more to the churches of the first millennium -Catholic and Orthodox - or does it belong more to the Protestant churches of the 16th century? At the moment it is somewhere in between, but it must clarify its identity now and that will not be possible without certain difficult decisions.' The genius of Anglicanism has always been its ability to straddle the divide, but maybe the Cardinal is right and the Communion's present difficulties reflect the impossibility of continuing to do this. . .
I wonder how much the Catholics understand, however, that the Anglo-Catholics who might be the ones most naturally tempted towards Catholicism are not really where the present dissent stems from. Most of those who were going to go over have already gone, over women priests. . .
I don't necessarily agree with Ruth on this (about those tempted towards Catholicism having already left), since so many of us (myself included) had not really had a reason to think through much of what we grew up with until we realized that our church was no longer on a biblical path, but read it all.
H/t to Stand Firm.