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Episcopalian priests and dating

They recognize saints as holy people to be honored, but do not pray to them.

They do, however, include the saints in their prayers addressed to God in thanks for providing them with good examples which they call saints.

Episcopalians and Catholics are very much alike and sometimes hard to distinguish from each other.

Whatever the individual contours of my own movement into the Catholic church have been, I believe they are part of this larger, universal gravitational grace that emanates from the Heart of Jesus which is in his Body.We can tell the two apart by paying attention to how they conduct their masses and other practices.One of the major differences between Episcopalians and Catholics is the fact that Episcopalians allow women in some – but not all – provinces to be ordained as priests; unlike Catholicism, where only men are allowed to become priests.We can see some Catholic practices and beliefs in almost every religion.This makes it difficult to distinguish Roman Catholic churches from Episcopal ones.Unlike Catholic bishops who are appointed by the Pope, the bishops of the Episcopal religion are elected by the people; this is because, as mentioned earlier, the Episcopalians don’t believe in having Popes.One of the distinguishing Catholic practices is the confession of sins.It is a dogmatic principle of the Catholic Church that “this Church, constituted and organized as a society in the present world, subsists in the Catholic Church.” (Lumen Gentium).If this is true, then this gravitational pull of Christ’s Spirit is universally active, drawing all humanity to Christ the Head and to the fullness of his saving grace which he mediates through His Body the Church.Since announcing my decision to become a Catholic and to seek ordination through the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, I have had many an inquiry from folk wondering, “Why?” Some of these were authentic expressions of inquisitiveness; others came with perplexity; not a few came with consternation and dismay.


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