Wednesday, February 22, 2006
on a whim...
I have changed the title of this blog from "Whitehall" to "Anglican Catholic." I think the latter makes more sense; and given that the address is anglicancatholic, &c, and so forth.
There was a brief moment of hesitation over whether it should be "Anglican Catholic" or "Catholic Anglican." But given that the my most fundamental desire is to be a catholic Christian, I went with the former. I.e. I would give up being Anglican, if I had to, for the sake of being catholic. But I would not give up being catholic for the sake of being Anglican. (It seems to me that the latter is what I am being asked to do by the New Episcopalianism. They seem to have decided that Episcopalianism is, in essence, Liberal Protestantism, and there is no room for Anglican Catholics or Angican Evangelicals anymore. Cf. previous posts on the incoherence / hypocrisy of "inclusivity" thus formulated.)
If anyone was wondering, the Blog was called "Whitehall" because St. Charles Stuart was martyred at the Banquetting House at Whitehall. I had some vague notion about the contemporary Anglican Situation being in the spiritual neighborhood of St. Charles' martyrdom. I.e. of Anglican Catholicism being left to little but gibbeting. I still think that. But perhaps the title is not the place for equivocation / obfuscation.
Posted by gwb at 4:46 PM