WHEN ANGLICANS and Roman Catholics have so much in common, why can't we come together -- not just to be friends, not just to go steady, but to be one again?
Our liturgies are now almost the same. Our bishops and clergy now dress up the same. Our sanctuaries now look the same. Our theological wordsmiths can now make our doctrines sound the same. Why can't we be the same?
Because of one of the most important four letter words in the language: pope.
Not John Paul II himself. Nor his inevitable successor. But the institution of the papacy, that unique spiritual establishment with its claim to a supreme authority articulated in such titles as Vicar of Jesus …