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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Episcopal thoughts

The Episcopal Church of the United States is now comprehensively comprehensive. It comprehends all things and seems to keep to no single source of truth. The new leader is firmly entrenched in that gloriously illiberal liberal tendency. The synogue of the Libertines would have needed instruction!

In an interview in the New York Times she is condescending towards the Roman Catholic Church, of which she was a member until the age of 9. A baptised Catholic preaching novel doctrines to the American branch of Ecclesia Anglicana! She said of procreation "Roman Catholics and Mormons both have theological reasons for producing lots of children." She also said, in response a question about Episcopalians' interest in childbirth matters "It’s probably the opposite. We encourage people to pay attention to the stewardship of the earth and not use more than their portion."

Oh dear! It's all this flighty thought process which has put the Episcopal Church into such a mess. I have no great feelings about Katharine Jefferts-Schori. I do not know the lady. But I have a sneaking suspicion that her Catholic angst is cluttering up Anglican altars. It seems those whose doubts form the new certainty are now controlling the church rather than those whose certainties allowed doubts to question their faith.


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