Catholic Church smooths way for disaffected Episcopalians
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 11:21AM
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By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor - November 16, 2011

The Roman Catholic Church is establishing a program to help disaffected American Episcopalians to join the Catholic fold – including married Episcopal priests who want to become Catholic priests – it announced Tuesday.

The move comes after dozens of Episcopal parishes have left the Episcopal Church in recent years over what they allege is the mother church’s liberal drift, which they say is most dramatically reflected in its ordination of openly gay clergy.

The new Catholic program will allow groups of Episcopalians to become Catholic and to recognize the pope as their leader, yet have parishes that retain Anglican rites. [Read Full Story]

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