I'm trying to understand the Continuing movement, so any help would be appreicated here: 1. I know that they went out of the Episcopal Church back in the 1970s over the issue of Women's Ordination, which is very understandable... (and by the way it's amazing to think that womens' ordination passed so long ago; it laid the seeds for all the evils that were to befall the church since then) 2. Were the Continuing churches able to keep their buildings? It's something we in ACNA struggle with, our churches sued, congregations evicted, people's lives destroyed by malignant Episcopalian lawyers deploying the civil government to attack us, and then selling our churches to the Muslims... 3. Why aren't the Continuing churches growing? Apart from nominal 'missionary initiatives' not far removed from TEC's 'gospel initiatives' which go nowhere, the Continuing churches are not growing; if anything, it's basically the exact same people who left in the 70s, except now they're about to head into nursing homes 4. Connected with #3, is the Continuing movement about to hit a demographic catastrophe? When I've been to any of their churches, it seemed that 70-80% of people in attendance had gray hair 5. Why are the Continuing churches becoming more and more Anglo-Papal leaning? I don't get the sense that the early exiles in the 1970s were this radical, but today you have these people praying the Angelus, making prayers to the saints, some even kissing icons? Labels like 'Mass' are everywhere, and incense is pretty frequent at least in what I've seen... The Continuers make the claim of 'continuing' the episcopal Church's original state before women's ordination hit the fan, but they're clearly moving away from the original Episcopal Church doctrines themselves... am I wrong on this?