According to informants quoted in The Catholic Herald, the Queen has “grown increasingly sympathetic” to the Catholic Church over the years while being “appalled”, along with the Prince of Wales, at developments in the Church of England.
The usually well-informed newspaper adds that the Queen, who is the Supreme Governor of the C of E, is “also said to have an affinity with the Holy Father, who is of her generation”.
If Her Majesty is ultimately in charge of the Church of England, why are we hearing about this from “Catholic moles”? Why aren’t we hearing it from Elizabeth’s own bully pulpit? Granted, nobody has any business running both a church and a state (the main historical and structural problem with the C of E), but if she’s deemed to be ultimately responsible, then why isn’t she taking responsibility? Why isn’t she speaking out about the increasingly apostate positions the church is taking? What would her illustrious predecessor and namesake have done?
As for her relationship with the Pope, wouldn’t it be a hoot if she attempted to give the C of E to the Vatican upon her death? It would never fly, for sure, and would stir up all kinds of bizarre historical grudges. But at least the Catholics would know what to with the thing. OTOH, “King’s College sings Marty Haugan”…. EWWWWWW!!!!