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A Catholic England?

6. March 2010

An interesting debate took place in the Spectator magazine about the possibility of England becoming a Catholic country once more.  The former archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor explains his idea:

“My vision is for the English Church, united with all its history and genius, is to be aligned and in communion with the billion and more Catholic Christians throughout the world, with 4,000 or 5,000 bishops and in communion with the Bishop of Rome, the Pope,” he said. “[…] My vision for the English Church is two-fold. Firstly, that it be united with the Universal Church — Catholic means universal — and secondly to bring to the Universal Church the particular characteristics and genius of the English which would, indeed, be an enrichment for the whole Church.

“So, the English Church is a Church united and strong. It is out there in the areopagus, the market place of our diminished secular society which is looking for meaning and hope. This English Church would speak to the nation of true belief, of the dignity of the human person from the beginning of life to its natural end.” read more

We can always dream, can’t we?

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