Question of the week at Church Times: Has the Ordinariate inflicted “ecumenical damage”?
Day: June 2, 2011
What if TEC was in a Commonwealth country?; breastfeeding and perceptions; exposure to anger and thinking; the worms of hell; ethics and Challenger; ethics and elevators; carbon tax in Australia; evironmentalists murdered in the Amazon; FRB-Richmond and gay pride
That’s one of the things people love about a church – it doesn’t move. It blooms where planted and, long after it has ceased to be fruitful, stays planted. ~ Will Willimon
If 80% of the public believe that a supporter of gay rights is qualified to hold the highest judicial office in the land, then which other roles in society can gay people be excluded from? Needless to say, Protestant church leaders on the basis of their “Christian values and beliefs” opposed the nomination.
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How do the C of E and TEC methods of selecting/electing compare? Earlier in the week readers of The Times of London Article of Faith were treated to a Jim Naughton guest post giving part of the answer. As promised it is now available over at the Cafe’s Daily Episcopalian blog.
Wednesday night the black boots came, rounded everyone up and took them to Highlands Police Station, where they are detained as I write this email. In all they have arrested 16 people, including priests and three ladies, one of who is Fr Julius Zimbudzana’s mother. I am still to get the names of all who were arrested. ~ The bishop of Harare
Washington National Cathedral has received a $700,000 grant from the Department of the Interior’s National Park Service, through the “Save America’s Treasures” grant program. The Cathedral received these funds for its significant role as an historic national treasure associated with the great events, ideas and individuals that contribute to the nation’s history and culture.
A Chelmsford Diocese statement said: “This suspension is without prejudice. The Church of England follows established policies and procedures and training programmes in child protection. We are holding all those who may be affected by the situation in our prayers and are providing pastoral care to Rev Hanson and the parish.”
Like most Episcopal Church elections, it has been a homey affair, featuring five nominees touring the diocese on a bus, visiting parish halls, a school gymnasium and a retirement community where they gave brief talks, answered questions, and engaged voters in a dance of mutual ingratiation.