These are interesting times for Anglican-Catholic relations in the United Kingdom. Four and a half centuries after Henry VIII effectively made himself pope of England, Britain has more active Roman Catholics than active Anglicans, and the Church of England seems to be threatened with step-by-step disestablishment within England itself.
In just a few months’ time, the Obama administration has replaced a grandiose, counterproductive fantasy with realistic attention to a set of grievous but real problems. There is a new awareness in American diplomacy that international relations are now complicated by intercultural relations, including strange new culture-to-religion-to-government hybrids; and that the U.S. government ignores these realities at its own peril.
Immigration is the wedge issue on which the election is likeliest to turn.
A review of the pope’s new book on Jesus.
Becoming orthodox wasn’t high on their to-do list.