Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Nothing new?

"On the other hand, the influx of scores of Anglican converts during the 1840s and early 1850s was a phenomenon which aroused feelings of wariness and suspicion among the bulk of English Catholics; and this for a variety of reasons, understandable if not always quite fair.
Probably the least fair of their suspicions was a questioning of the sincerity of those who had chosen to join them. How genuine, they were inclined to wonder, was the faith of those who had been rejected by their own communion and who seemed to be seeking the refuge of the One True Fold out of mere expediency."
from David Newsome's The Convert Cardinals  (John Murray 1993)

Cardinal Manning

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