“Anglicanism is one generation away from extinction” – Report

A report prepared for the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia has found that Anglicanism in Canada is “one generation away from extinction.” Between 1961 and 2001, the ecclesial community lost 53% of its members. 43% of Canada’s 33.5 million residents are now Catholic, while 23% are Protestant (including Anglican). An increasing number of Canadians profess no religion. “The unchurched are not coming to us,” the report added. “Lapsed Anglicans are not coming back in sufficient numbers.” (Source)

If it wasn’t for Rome and the Holy Spirit, Canadian Catholicism and its Winnipeg Statement would have been following the exact same path that the Anglicans are on.  In fact, there is no guarantee that we won’t go that route either.  Jesus never promised that the Faith would survive geographically.

If the bishops of this country don’t clue in and conform their scandalous pastoral practice to the Gospel of Life, they should do the honourable thing and step down.

In fact, that’s exactly what we should be calling for in the coming months if things don’t change.

Resignation. For the good of the Faith.

I’d rather have a faithful hick from the booneys as my bishop than some multi-lingual, cultured marshmellow who refuses to apply some basic moral principles.

 

6 thoughts on ““Anglicanism is one generation away from extinction” – Report

  1. I think Archbishop Collins is very good. There is probably more good bishops but I don’t know all of them and I don’t know what kind of politics or circumstances they have to deal with. I wonder how many of them are quietly following Archbishops Collins lead. I used to think my Archbishop Michael Miller was good but now I’m not so sure. He sort of fizzled out after first looking like he’d follow in Archbishop Collins decisions about D&P. Now he’s busy with the olympics. Weak prioritizing skills I guess. 🙁

  2. They better wake up soon and grab hold of the reins before they fall off their horses and end up spreading more confusion among the faithful. How hard is it to understand that we should not be sending money to people who support abortion? How hard is it to understand how much that confuses the faithfull and leads them astray in forming their conscience?

  3. >If it wasn’t for Rome and the Holy Spirit, Canadian Catholicism and its
    >Winnipeg Statement would have been following the exact same path that
    >the Anglicans are on. In fact, there is no guarantee that we won’t go that
    >route either.
    Isn’t that what happens now in Quebec?

  4. There may be some bishops quietly trying to follow Collins’ lead, but if they are too ashamed to say it publicly, what good is that? If they prefer to hide and let the faithful continue to be scandalized, what good is that?

  5. I don’t think it’s a matter of shame, Steve G. I think it’s a matter of fear. I remember what Lifesite and this website went through during the height of the D&P scandal. Archbishop Weisgerber, an unnamed bishop and Fr. Rosica of Salt & Light TV put forth vicious public attacks. They even suggested some laity weren’t Catholic. If that’s the kind of public attack they make on the laity we can only image what they do to each other in private over dissenting views.

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