One of the reasons political campaigns are so terribly important is because they tell us a lot about a candidate. …Read the Rest
What’s a Christian to do? Several things are going on here. First, there is this strange attack from the left, …Read the Rest
Have you ever noticed that conservatives and the religious right, like nerds, are completely obsessed with sex? Evidently they cannot …Read the Rest
I am not a philosopher or an expert in government. But, I know my history. I know it is just …Read the Rest
I don’t even think, as Hugh Hewitt has suggested, this is because of Obama Care. I think this is a …Read the Rest
This is first of three posts, all of which will anger just about everyone. I really don’t care. I don’t …Read the Rest
Only twenty-four percent of Americans are opposed to prayer in schools! Here’s the thing, the past few days, the usual …Read the Rest
Now the rant…. One of the things The Pink Flamingo holds against the tea party “patriots” is their lack of …Read the Rest
First… the history lesson “…The Dechristianisation of France during the French Revolution is a conventional description of a campaign, conducted …Read the Rest
“[Faith] is a sign of a psychological weakness . . . I regard it as evil to place your emotions, …Read the Rest
“…It is the hour of darkness: when “the foundations of the earth tremble” and man, “a tiny part of your …Read the Rest
Jerusalem And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God …Read the Rest
“The clergy…believe that any portion of power confided to me [as President] will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. …Read the Rest
Today is the the feast day of my patron saint, St. George.
From the Chamber’s Book of Days
If Gibbon’s sketch of St. George’s career be correct, that martial hero owes his position in the Christian calendar to no merit of his own. Born in a fuller’s shop in Epiphania, Cilicia, he contrived to ingratiate himself with those above him by servilely flattering them, and so gradually rose from his original obscurity. A lucrative contract for supplying the army with bacon, proved, under his unscrupulous management, a mine of wealth; but as soon as he had made his fortune, he was compelled to fly the country, to escape the consequences of the discovery of his dishonest practices. He afterwards became a zealous convert to Arianism, and made himself so conspicuous in his new vocation, that he was sent by Constantius to supersede Athanasius in the archbishopric of Alexandria. To satisfy his avarice, the pagan temples were plundered, and the pagan and Christian inhabitants taxed, till the oppression became unendurable. The people rose and expelled the ex-contractor, but he was quickly reinstated by the army of Constantius. The accession of Julian was the signal for retribution.
This one is fascinating and written from a Christian point of view. “…This idea appears in an anonymous Christian treatise …Read the Rest
Inside Catholic puts it this way:
“…The “personal ordinariate” is a structure whereby Anglicans will be able to come into full communion with the Holy See. Individuals, congregations, parishes, religious communities, whole dioceses and provinces will be able to maintain their Anglican traditions, use the Anglican Use Roman liturgy, see their married priests ordained to serve as Catholic priests, and even have their own “ordinary” (akin to their own bishop). Think of a mixture of the system used to minister to the military and the semi-autonomous structure that the Eastern Rite Catholics enjoy.
The Archbishop of Canterbury looked a bit like a deer in the headlights at the press conference in London today, where he admitted that he was not consulted about this step and was only informed about it two weeks ago. Nevertheless, he should have seen it coming: Not only has the Traditional Anglican Communion been publicly courting the Vatican, but two of his own traditionalist bishops were in a “secret” meeting with the Vatican last Easter….”
The Pink Flamingo has a sneaky feeling that someone in Canterbury is running around, wringing their incompetent little hands demanding that someone do something with that “meddlesome” Pope!
Is it acceptable to think that the Holy Father is a doll? The Pink Flamingo has been a hug fan the Holy Father before he became the Holy Father. I revel in being right! I just emailed a Catholic friend and reminded her that I told her he was a doll!
It is entirely possible that we Episcopalians who would like to be Anglican-Catholic may no longer be considered the illegitimate children at a family reunion. I’m still not sure what all is going on here. I’m not sure if we pathetic Episcopalians are included or if this is for “Anglicans” only. Things are such a mess because of our dimwit Presiding Bishop, I’m just not sure. I hear Canterbury is in a snit.
According to the UK Telegraph:
“...The historic move will allow groups of Anglicans to enter into full communion with the Holy See while allowing them to retain some of their traditions, and could see married Church of England clergy ordained as Catholic priests. It has dealt a serious blow to the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has tried to keep traditionalists in the fold despite their bitter disputes with liberals over the direction of the Anglican Communion, although he denied it was an “act of aggression”….”
“...American Episcopalians will get a giggle out of this because you get the joke. He comments
“Anybody else have a vision just now of Katharine Jefferts Schori jumping up and down and screaming, “He can’t do that!! Nicaea!! NICAEA!! NICAAAAAEEEEAAA!!” and then running away shrieking incoherently? Maybe it was just me”….”
Naturally some Presiding Bishops are not amused. Frankly, I don’t care. You can’t go around acting so darn liberal and not suffer the consequences.
“…The response to the Vatican move from the U.S. Episcopal Church, which has about two million members, was muted. “We are in dialogue with the Archbishop’s office and will, in the coming days, continue to explore the full implications of this in our ecumenical relations,” said Bishop Christopher Epting, deputy for ecumenical and interreligious relations. Bishop Robinson declined to comment, saying he hadn’t had time to study the announcement.