I came across this recent article from the Christian Century website via a discussion thread found on LutherQuest:
Going Catholic: Six journeys to Rome (August 22, 2006)
From the article:
"All six all have strong connections to mainline institutions, and several were involved in official ecumenical conversation at high levels. They are also relatively young, poised to influence students and congregations for several decades. They more or less fit the description "postliberal" in that they accept such mainline practices as historical criticism and women's ordination while wanting the church to exhibit more robust dogmatic commitments. All of them embrace what Mattox describes as an "evangelical, catholic and orthodox" vision of the church. They could not see a way to be all those things within mainline denominations."
I find irony in this quote. Those "converting" to Rome accept "historical criticism". Now, not all "criticsm" is negative, but i have the feeling that the "historical criticism"implied is negative, destructive, higher criticsm that attacks the sole authority and the perspicuity of the Bible. But, somehow or another, these "converts" can accept Rome's version of Church history uncritically.