I've read a couple of stories recently about Episcopal congregations converting to Roman Catholicism ("Anglican parish in Towson switches to Catholicism," June 25). The reasons always cited by such parishioners are the Episcopal church's willingness to ordain women and gays into the priesthood, which your paper calls "liberal positions."
But giving full civil rights to all of God's children is now a mainstream position among Catholics as well as many others. Your articles make it sound like the wild-eyed Anglicans have run-off the decent folk. What is actually happening here is that a charismatic, always-wanted-to-be Catholic led his flock that way. And he doesn't even have to abide by the rules of celibacy that, by the way, were a much later addition to Catholic doctrine.