Religion: Anglo-Catholics

In the Protestant Episcopal Church, some take a high road and some take a low road, each group expecting to be in heaven before the other. The low-roaders hold only for the two sacraments, baptism and communion, finding "not a shred of evidence" for the high-roaders' belief that Christ is to be reached through five more sacraments—confession and absolution of sins, confirmation, extreme unction, holy orders, matrimony. Neither group acknowledges the ghostly authority of any earthly pope; together they elect a bishop to preside over one and all, and formally their Church...

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