Day: June 17, 2012

Yorkminster nave transformed into field of grass

Cathedral Chamberlain Dr Richard Shephard said: ‘The need for funds to restore and conserve the historic fabric of the Minster is never-ending and I am sure that this extraordinary fund-raising event will do much to assist us in our work.’ Wow!Grass! has also been used to create an indoor rugby pitch at The Grosvenor Hotel in London and a temporary ‘village green’ in Trafalgar Square.

Smoke-filled rooms at Lambeth Palace

What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is the early stages of an unseemly attempt at political hardball from the smoke-filled backrooms of Church House, Lambeth Palace and the Anglican Communion Office. This data is going to be used to justify some sort of General Synod resolution to affirm the Anglican Covenant despite the defeat in the diocesan synods.

Christian Brother calls for women’s ordination in RCC

Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, a Christian Brother for 40 years and the president of St. Mary’s University in Minnesota for 20, has written a new book in which he calls for, among other things, the ordination of women as part of an overall metanoia (change in consciousness) that must, he argues, be brought about in the church. “Is the institutional church dying?” he asks. “Yes, fortunately.”