The Rise of Anglo-Catholicism

By |2020-02-15T22:03:03-06:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, History, Religion, Theology|

On November 4, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI issued an Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus, in response to “groups of Anglicans” who had petitioned “repeatedly and insistently to be received into full Catholic communion individually as well as corporately,” which created for them a new ecclesiastical structure: the Personal Ordinariates. The stated purpose of these was “to [...]

The Humility of Jane Austen

By |2017-07-12T12:42:45-05:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism, Character, Dwight Longenecker, England, Great Books, Jane Austen, Senior Contributors|

The continued appeal of Jane Austen’s work is in the true simplicity and humility hidden within the complex, deceitful web of human pride and prejudice… Taking some entertainment time, we sat down last week to watch again the classic BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth) was just as pompous [...]

T.S. Eliot’s “Christianity and Culture”

By |2016-08-03T10:36:15-05:00December 21st, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism, Bruce Frohnen, Christendom, Christianity, Culture, Featured, T.S. Eliot, Timeless Essays|

(Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to  journey with Bruce Frohnen as he explores T.S. Eliot’s understanding of the role of literature and Christianity in culture. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher) T.S. Eliot indisputably was, and remains, in the first rank of poets of any era and any culture.[1] [...]

Archbishop Welby: Anglo-Distributist?

By |2016-08-03T10:36:40-05:00November 30th, 2014|Categories: Anglicanism, Christendom, Distributism|Tags: |

Justin Welby, the humble and good-humored Archbishop of Canterbury, marked himself from the beginning of his reign by the contrast he struck with his predecessor Rowan Williams, now Baron of Oystermouth. Lord Williams was one of the seminal reasons for my conversion to Anglicanism. He was born in Ystradgynlais in Swansea, Wales, to a Welsh-speaking [...]

Anglican Church in North America

By |2014-10-19T11:30:12-05:00October 19th, 2014|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |

On October 9th, thousands gathered at the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta for the investiture of Foley Beach as Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). You would be forgiven for never having heard of Dr. Foley or his church body. The ACNA is the largest single umbrella organization within [...]

Divine Right of Kings is NOT Catholic

By |2014-01-07T21:32:04-06:00October 22nd, 2011|Categories: Anglicanism, Catholicism|Tags: |

Do any Imaginative Conservative readers know how the lie developed that Catholics advocated a “Divine Right of Kings” or that the concept is rooted in medieval society? It’s, of course, originally from the Orient (ancient Persia and Egypt), was reintroduced at the end of the Roman Republic, and resurfaced with a few in the Middle Ages. [...]

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