Three C of I Parishes to move to communion with Rome…

Whilst the decision of the Traditional Anglican Communion to seek corporate communion with the Catholic Church is largely uncontroversial in most places where some 440,000 folk are expected to go along with the move. In most other places, it is largely a doctrinal matter of personal conscience. In Ireland, where there are Parishes in counties Down, Laois and Tyrone, it is likely to throw up some cultural eddies. If the parishes are to be allowed continue side by side with the traditional Catholic ones, it might also be reasonably expected that they will continue with their own traditional Anglican rite, as opposed to the Roman rite. That could lead to some, highly localised, mixing between what have long been two entirely discrete communities in the same local area.

Interesting times…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty