The Queen’s Peeved

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In a surprising departure from protocol, the Queen has sent the Lord Chamberlain, the most senior official of the Royal Household, to see Archbishop Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, to discuss Pope Benedict XVI’s offer to Anglicans wanting to convert to Rome en masse.

My source says Her Majesty – who is expected to meet the Pope when he visits Britain this autumn – was “unhappy” about aspects of the scheme as she understood it. So, late last year, she dispatched Lord Peel with a list of questions for the Archbishop. The nature of the questions has not been revealed, but Archbishop’s House confirms that the meeting took place and was “mutually beneficial”.

The Queen – a somewhat “Low Church” Anglican who feels it is her solemn duty to preserve the Protestant identity of the Church of England – appears to have been alarmed by press reports of Pope Benedict’s Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus.

From the TelegraphUK.


9 Responses to The Queen’s Peeved

  1. Stephen says:

    Hello, thanks for the post, afterall the Queen cant force the country to be protestant, people have the freedom to beleive in what they choose. The Pope does not force Catholism on anyone.

    Its obstacles like this that keep unity (which is so needed in our times) at a standstill. It seems to me that the Queen isnt interested in Religion or God at all, and only idenifies her religion with her country, just like our Eastern Orthodox brothers for example: in order to be a good russian you got to be Orthodox and you got to be Orthodox to be a good russian, its the same with protestantism, in order to be a good English man you gotta be protestant and in order to be protestant you must be a good english man. am I making sense?

    God bless

  2. Fr. J. says:

    Yes, Stephen, you do make sense. Of course Catholicism was guilty of this in the past. The Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom de-coupled the Catholic Church from the various states where it was the official religion.

    The error is known as Erastianism and it is today practiced most by the English and, of course, the Muslims.

  3. John says:


    I am English. Many of my good friends are Jews, Muslims and non-believers. (and protestants)

  4. John says:

    Fr J

    What is Erastianism?

    I am English, and many English people are Muslims.

    Can you please explain what we are practising?

    PS I am a Catholic

  5. Fr. J. says:


    I am glad to have a conversation with you, but if you continue the spam, you will be deleted

  6. Fr. J. says:

    I think you should look up Erastianism, it may explain a lot for you, John.

  7. John says:

    Fr J

    You agree that it makes sense to say that the Queen is not interested in God or religion.

    How do you know?

    Are you sure about this?

    Please reply

  8. John says:

    Fr J

    I have looked up ‘Erastianism’. One definitian is that this is ‘the doctrine that states that the state is supreme over the Church in ecclesiastical matters’.

    As a Catholic, I do not believe this to be true.

    Is this what you believe?

  9. Bene says:

    It’s up to the individual as to whom they believe. To force it is rediculous. I’m Catholic but I would not push it on someone else. They are welcome to come to mass with me and I’m comfortalbe discussing religion with just about anyone, but to force your point is not needed.

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