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Tony Blair joins Catholic Church

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Ulsterman, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman New Member

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    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has left the Anglican Church to become a Roman Catholic.

    His wife and children are already Catholic and there had been speculation he would convert after leaving office.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7157409.stm
     
  2. Ivon Denosovich

    Ivon Denosovich New Member

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    Is this a popular move with his fellow British? Why would he wait to after leaving office?
     
  3. Not_hard_to_find

    Not_hard_to_find New Member

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  4. Joseph M. Smith

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    I wonder whether it may have been that as Prime Minister, he was involved in selecting Bishops for the Church of England, and may have felt it inappropriate for a Catholic to be choosing Anglican leadership?!

    Didn't stop Disraeli, the Jew, however, during Victoria's reign! She had her own ideas about who should be Bishops, but Dizzy was hard to corral!
     
  5. poncho

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    Does that mean Tony Blair will have to quit attending the Bohemian Grove um... parties? Or are catholics okay with owl worship too?
     
  6. Matt Black

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    Disraeli's family converted to Anglicanism so it wasn't a problem. But I can imagine it would have been with Tony:"Well, your majesty, for the nest Archbishop of Canterbury I understand that there's an elderly German gentleman in Rome who'd be ideal for the job."
     
  7. Bro. James

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    The real question:

    Who has the Divine Fiat? Someone surely must be usurping. Many claim to have the same authority. Look what Anne Bolyne(sic?) started. Or was it the Queen of Scots?

    This all started when someone decreed that there must be an earthly vicar of Christ. Christ has no vicar.

    Muse,

    Bro. James
     
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