Christ is risen!
I agree. Which is why they should become Western Rite Orthodox. The Orthodox don't get confused by institutions instituted by God, like marriage.
Interesting ... so if an Anglican minister approached the Orthodox Church and said "I believe in the Immaculate Conception, the filioque, Papal Primacy and Papal Infallibility, but I want to become Orthodox because you guys allow married clergy" ... that would be fine?
Usually Anglicans do not hold these beliefs that is why there are many Anglicans surprised that there are those that would join the Latin Church.
True. However, I think you missed my point.
no, he hit it head on. If one swallows Pastor Aeternus as the Western tradition, it comes with a side order of Ineffibilus Deus and the Lyons/Florence combo, with Pastores Dabo Vobis as desert.
A testimony given under such circumstances carries more weight than long explanations would do. Neither was it the only occasion on which the historian so expressed himself. "When a priest", Döllinger wrote in a letter to one of his Old Catholic friends in 1876, "can no longer point to personal sacrifice which he makes for the good of his people, then it is all over with him and the cause which he represents. He sinks to the level of men who make a trade of their work [Er rangiert dann mit den Gewerbetreibenden]." (See Michael, Ignaz von Döllinger, ed. 1894, p. 249.)
Nihil Obstat. November 1, 1908. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03481a.htm
Given the rampent nepoticism and clericalism in the hayday of the Vatican's "celibate" culture (e.g. the Borgias), in the face of such married priests as St. Innocent of Alaska, and indeed St. Peter himself, and the present scandals, this is a rather rich boast.