Ooiyyh. Intellectual converts looking for the true church. Count me out of that one.
Not papalist that I know of and not pinned to the ceiling AC.
Actual Anglo-Papalists in this country I think are fairly rare. Nose bleed altitude churchmen are more common, but mostly restricted to their urban fortresses (with of course their congregational polity, the ultimate irony
I was a nose bleeder, but in a broad to slightly affirming aff-kaffish type parish. What actually got to me were two issues.
One that I perceived the leadership of the church to be a bunch of jerks (apologies if you have a different perspective)
Two, the agreements with the Methodists and Lutherans. This point really troubled me.
For me, this wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a big deal per se ultimately. I had no practicing church background (although some family associations that made the ECUSA familiar) and had looked at Orthodoxy and Anglicanism beginning at the same time. So I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really feel like I was invested in anything, leaving anything behind, and I was just as comfortable in the DL.
It seems to me ECUSAers who take catholicity seriously have some tough choices now.
Stay put Ã¢â‚¬â€œ ignore the craziness and some problematic ecclesiology issues and hope for the best.
The Continuum Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Kind of a sectarian existence.
Full bore Byzantine Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Good liturgy, but not yours.
WR Orthodoxy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Tepid support from the hierarchs, issues of continuity, no hierarchy of ones own. Limited availability.
Novus Ordo RCC Ã¢â‚¬â€œ No explanation needed.
Anglican Use RCC Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Same issues as WRO with a crappy version of the prayer book.
No easy choices there.