Out of interest I decided to look at the Church Times (Anglican Newspaper) website's job section. They have loads of jobs!!!
Have a look yourself at the websites of every catholic newspaper, and diocesan website in this country - you might be lucky to find more jobs than you have fingers (I know because I've tried).
This got me thinking. They (Anglicans) have more: money (lots), churches (nice old ones which look remarkable familiar to Catholic ones from the early 15th century), vicars (half the people who go to their services..bad Sean), relaxed rules (they can keep this one), nominal members (over half the country), staff, land, fun, general niceties (cakes sales, community groups blah blah blah), positive news coverage (they're not all paedophiles), reputation (they're not all paedophiles), lay participation (they not afraid they'll get attacked by a paedophile..or am I getting carried away..bad Sean), choice, 'community', primary schools, church websites, flexibility (some are more catholic than the Pope, some are more 'inclusive' than Peter Tatchell), community events, and general wishy washyness.
|We have been suppressed almost to extinction|
|I'm not really sure why I added this photo|
|Liverpool cathedrals. Guess which ones catholic?|
|It's official - they're wishy washy!|
|I took this photo|
|It's official we're controvercial|
|We get our fair share of bad press|
We also get more people to mass each week (A survey of 37,000 churches showed the number of people going to Sunday Mass in England last year averaged 861,000, compared with 852,000 Anglicans worshipping).
So what are we doing right (aside from being the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church of course)?...
|Pope Benedict adores Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament with 50, 000 other young people in Hyde Park.|