Friendship is a virtue for every man. It is as vulnerable & intimate as it is masculine and strong. Without friendship, no man can have excellence. But this is not by a present perfection but a hope in eventual glory.
Leo XIII in 1896 released Apostolicae Curae, declaring Anglican orders invalid. However, did he properly understand Anglican theology? Some Anglican bishops responded quickly saying he didn't. Here's why we think they're right.
While Romanists claim the Pope creates unity for the Catholic Church, it is actually a false unity which harms the Catholic Church.
The greatest problem in the Catholic Church today is Modernism. While usually a concern among Romanists, it is a chiefly Protestant concern.
The problem in historically Anglican churches has been a problem of a false view of God leading to a false view of man.
St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, gave an explanation for how the contemplation of God leads one to know He exists.
Just as a civil kingdom is a perfect society, so is the kingdom of God: the Catholic Church.
Anglicanism expresses the authentically catholic view of the Eucharist, grounded in Scripture. Neither reductionistic Zwinglianism nor excessive Romanism.
While it is easy to simply accuse the Ecclesia Anglicana of being disobedient in the Reformation, she actually understood the needs of her times and the demands of virtue.
While it is common to think that King Henry VIII started the Church of England, it actually has deeper roots than that.
Defenders of papal supremacy and the Solus Petrus hermeneutic often point to Jesus giving Peter the keys. However, the text of Scripture shows that Peter isn't given the keys separately from the other apostles.