Anglican Ordination of Women Hastened by Vatican Document
Allen, John L., Jr., National Catholic Reporter
Momentum within the Church of England toward the ordination of women might have been slowed by desire to maintain ecumenical ties with the Catholic church, a former archbishop of Canterbury said, had it not been for a negative 1991 Vatican analysis of Anglican-Catholic dialogue.
George Carey, who resigned as head of the 70-million-strong Anglican Communion in 2002, made the comments in Rome at the Oratory of St. Francis Xavier del Caravita March 23.
Carey's argument has obvious relevance today, when the Anglican communion once again is gripped by an internal crisis threatening relations with Rome--this time over the consecration of an openly gay …
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Publication information: Article title: Anglican Ordination of Women Hastened by Vatican Document. Contributors: Allen, John L., Jr. - Author. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 40. Issue: 22 Publication date: April 2, 2004. Page number: 6. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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