…..The Anglican Church is on the verge of “institutional collapse.” This is not much of a surprise; it’s been pretty evident for at least 20 years. Whenever we Catholics imagine crisis in the Church, we should remember the Barque which, in the time of the Reformation, appeared (to some) to be taking on water. Thus the use of the lifeboats (by some). Now the lifeboats have fallen into sorry states, many aboard them have already jumped out, the rations are gone (and were wholly inadequate from the start), some have managed to grab hold of life preservers and have made their way back aboard the Barque, while some have drowned in the icy waters. Pray that the marooned are brought home safely.