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Bishop Jefferts Clueless. Read it all.
One wonders if any bishops, no matter whether liberal or conservative, have considered talking to +Kate about cleaning up her act. She is just an embarrassment, pure and simple.
being an ex roman, I could very easily have a conflict. However, did you notice that the Pope did not (or is not going to) show up for the dinner in his honor at the White House? +Kate is doing just fine, thanks very much for your concern.
“But as Vatican expert Rocco Palmo explained in his blog Whispers in the Loggia, the pontiff usually avoids eating in public view.
Dubbing the mini-controversy “the snub that wasn’t,” Palmo added that previous popes have set a precedent of declining the lavish expense of state banquets on their travels.”
Believe it if you like. If you like to think of it as a snub, go ahead.
It’d have been interesting to have the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (which, last I heard, still claims to be part of the ‘One, Holy, Apostolic and Catholic Church’) at the service, but if she genuinely has other duties to attend to, that’s okay.
Can make it all the way to Ecuador but can’t make it to New York. No harm done.
This may shed a little light. Back in 2003 when he was plain old Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger the now Pope sent on behalf of his predecessor the following letter:
October 9, 2003
From Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
The Vatican, on behalf of Pope John Paul II
I hasten to assure you of my heartfelt prayers for all those taking part in this convocation. The significance of your meeting is sensed far beyond Plano, and even in this City from which Saint Augustine of Canterbury was sent to confirm and strengthen the preaching of Christ¹s Gospel in England. Nor can I fail to recall that barely 120 years later, Saint Boniface brought that same Christian faith from England to my own forebears in Germany.
The lives of these saints show us how in the Church of Christ there is a unity in truth and a communion of grace which transcend the borders of any nation. With this in mind, I pray in particular that God¹s will may be done by all those who seek that unity in the truth, the gift of Christ himself.
With fraternal regards, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Find the current commentary at http://anglicandistrictofvirginia.org/content/view/72/41/
Call me crazy, but I think the woman is carrying an institutional chip on her shoulder. Quite sad. But then again, with all the other atrocities of TEO, this one is pretty punk by comparison. Certainly not a surprise, though.
Oh, it’s just a polite excuse. She reslized they pray to a different God, therefor they could not pray together.
Well I must say I am interested in what your thoughts are after the Pope’s address last night
Schori refused to have her mother buried according to her wishes as an Eastern Orthodox Christian. She refused to attend this for the same reason: she has no respect for the Church’s traditional authority.
I think not going was one of the more sensible things she’s done, no matter what her reasons. Avoids all sorts of protocol and wardrobe conundrums.
I’ve heard that Schori was privately advised to decline the invitation so as not to put the pope in an embarassing position of having to recognise her. They don’t recognise her ordination, much less her See.
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