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Re: CHAT: Strictly CHAT: Uniates and sacraments (was: Brithenig/Aelyan

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, May 5, 2000, 22:35
Raymond Brown wrote:

> >There was an organization called FICOB, the Federation of Independent Catholic > >and Orthodox Bishops, an umbrella organization for bishops > >and archbishops that have the A.S. but are in schism for one reason > >or another. FICOB is now defunct, > > Hopefully because the reasons for the schism are healed. I would dearly > love to see a healing of the schism between my Church & the Orthodox > communities before I leave this world.
I think the administration just broke down. Something calling itself the Church of Antioch (in fact a U.S. organization) ran FICOB as an umbrella organization for unaffiliated bishops. I don't think that most of them were in *doctrinal* schism particularly, just for one reason or another autocephalous. Some are Utrecht Jansenists, some are Old (i.e. anti-infallibilist) Catholics, some are Tridentines; some are liberal, some ultra-conservative. A motley crew. More at . -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)