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Bishop Charles Grafton: “divided like the waves thus superficially, but they are one as the ocean is one”

27 August 2014

Charles Grafton

“The Catholic [Anglican, not the Roman] Church, to which we belong, stands for collectivism [as opposed to Protestant “individualism” and Roman Catholic “imperialism”]. It has a broad, and yet liberal, basis for its belief. This belief rests in the invulnerable basis of Catholic consent. What has not been so certified, we regard as matters of private opinion. The Church is thus at once conservative and liberal. Her comprehensiveness is shown in her allowing of different schools of theological thought. The high, low, and broad Churchmen, though differing from one another in expression of their faith, are, nevertheless, bound together in unity by the government of the Church, the Sacraments, and the Book of Common Prayer. They are divided like the waves thus superficially, but they are one as the ocean is one.”
– +Charles Grafton, 2nd Bishop of Fond du Lac (Wisconsin)

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