You recite the same Creed, but you do not believe in it in the true Catholic sense. Catholics recite and accept the Apostles’ Creed in practice. Anglicans recite it. All Anglicans say, “I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord.” Many Anglicans do not believe that He is truly the Son of God. All Anglicans say, “Born of the Virgin Mary.” Many deny the Virginity of Mary. All Anglicans say, “I believe in the Holy Catholic Church.” But none of them joins it, or if he does, he ceases to be an Anglican. All Anglicans say, “I believe in the Communion of the Saints,” but few dare enter into communication with the Saints. All say, “I believe in the forgiveness of sins,” but the vast majority ignore the Sacrament of Confession. Anglicans may recite the Creed, but most Anglicans certainly do not realize what the words imply.
Radio Replies Volume 1 by Rev. Dr. Leslie Rumble MSC and Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty