This ad appeared in this month's edition of The Anglican, our Diocesan Newsletter:
Does this mean that Catholic Newspapers will accept ads from us trying to recruit priests to defect? I find this both amusing and troubling. Amusing that they bothered to print it and imply that there is a quite a group of "interested" persons looking to make the jump. And troubling that the Catholic Church is not just making a provision for those who wish to join them, but is actually trying to recruit people. Talk about sheep stealing! I mean, how else are we supposed to interpret them running an advertisement for priests and laity that want to leave the Anglican church?
Sigh. Of course, this ad was probably not authorized by the hierarchy of the church. More than likely it was the idea of some very zealous lay person. I don't mind such a person swimming the Tiber, I just think it's pretty presumptuous to recruit other to join you!
BTW, I love that they are using a "hushmail" account. It's the sort of e-mail address you might use to have an illicit affair. Yikes.