News organization: "...there’s a name for Roman Catholics who say, ‘I love the Church but it’s going to have to change this and this and this and until they get their heads out of their narthexes and agree with me, I’ll do whatever the hell I feel like doing.’”You can read the whole of this fictional exchange here. WARNING: Some nasty language is used.
Caller: “What’s that?”
News Organization: “Episcopalians. But try the National Catholic Reporter. They love stupid crap like this.”
As funny as that exchange is, it reveals an important question: Why don't dissenting Catholics just become Episcopalians? Why do Catholics who dissent from their church's teachings vehemently insist that they must remain Catholic? If the Church left them, as they say, why not just go become Episcopalian. There you can have all the heresy you could want: women priests, women bishops (here in the USA at least), open communion, ordination of gays in "committed relationships," gay weddings, support for abortion on demand, all religions are equal (except for Evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox), Pelagianism, Sabellianism, baptism in the name of the "Mother, Daughter and Forest Spirit," etc., etc..
The Episcopalian Church welcomes you, goes their motto. So, dissenting Catholics, just go and leave the rest of the faithful alone?