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Fr. Hart: Swim the Tiber Without Me


I would like to address some of my dear Anglo-Catholic brethren. Not so much the learned ones who appreciate their Anglican heritage, but the effeminate fussy ones whose inferiority complex toward the Italian Mission (i.e. the Roman Catholic Church) is quite inexplicable. Don't misunderstand. Roman Catholicism is not the enemy; it is a valid way of being Catholic, better than Protestantism in terms of the sacraments, but defective compared to your own heritage. At the end of the day, if you cannot see the truth of your Anglican heritage, I pity you.

Therefore, I am nailing to the door a few theses of my own.

1. An Anglican is fully Catholic by the standards of the Scriptures and the Patristic period.
2. Our orders have been preserved without defect, with all of the charisms and power Christ has granted through his apostles to his Church.
3. Our doctrine is better and more pure than that of Rome.
4. Newman was not all there, and his later criticism of Anglicanism is neither accurate nor wholly rational.
5. Newman's theory of Doctrinal Development is as dangerous as the Pentecostalist notion of "Progressive revelation."
6. The Pope is not infallible.
7. The Pope does not have Universal Jurisdiction.
8. The Pope is the bishop of Peter's See, but so is the Patriarch of Antioch.
9. The service of Holy Communion is a perfectly valid Mass or Eucharist.
10. Our Anglican fathers were not Calvinists or Lutherans.
11. "Protestant" is not the opposite of "Catholic."
12. Some Catholics are Protestant Catholics.
13. We do not need doctrines like "the merits of the saints" or a concept of Purgatory as "temporal punishment."
14. When the Articles say that "The Romish doctrine of Purgatory is a fond thing," this does not mean that we are supposed to be fond of it.
15. At the end of the day, if it is not in the Bible, it REALLY cannot be necessary for salvation.
16. Point 15 is classic Catholic teaching.
17. You should not care what the Roman See thinks of your status as a true church.

So, if you must swim the Tiber, do it quickly. Otherwise, learn to appreciate the wisdom of the Anglican Way.

Read the original blog entry and combox discussion at The Continuum, where Fr. Hart also dispenses some wisdom about the "Convert Syndrome" of the Nouveau Orthodoxe:

Be careful about assuming that these new Orthodox, especially modern Americans who have converted, speak for the Orthodox Church. Most of them know less about real Orthodoxy than they do about rocket science. If you want to know what the Orthodox Church has always taught in its Tradition, consult Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, or my brother, Dr. David Bentley Hart. Don't consult Frederica Matthews-Green (who is good on social issues like pro-life), Perry Robinson, or Frank Schaeffer. I could name a few others who have caused nothing but confusion and misinformation. This new version of Orthodoxy is not Orthodox (or orthodox even), just knee jerk anti-Western non-sense. About Anglican-Orthodox relations, some of them are guilty of outright historical revisionism, which is always a cute way of saying, dishonesty about the past.

The talks between the Orthodox Church (the real one, with its Patriarchates, following the lead of the Oecumenical Patriarch- the real one in Constantinople) broke down after 1976 only because of women's "ordination." This was stated clearly at the conference in 1984 that you can read about in "The Dublin Agreed Statement" of the same year. Archbishop Athenagoras lamented right then and there (and it is in the official record) the fact that the talks were no longer to be held with the goal of uniting Anglicanism and Orthodoxy into one Church, and that this new turn of events was due to that one error. Until 1976, the road was clear (I have addressed this before right here on The Continuum).

This breakdown over WO did not have the retroactive effect of canceling what had gone before (beginning in earnest in 1922), but was instead a response to a heretical innovation. Since the TAC is based on the Afffirmation of St. Louis, I hope they will look in both directions, Rome and Constantinople, to restore what was lost. The hindrance of Women's "Ordination" is not present in the Anglican Continuum. We have rejected the same error that caused the breakdown of solid talks with the Orthodox Church.

As for the new western-anti-western convert version of Orthodoxy, why waste time with those people? They do not speak for their Church, and they have yet to learn its doctrines and history.

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