To begin with, I have absolutely no problem with ECUSA’s Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, being a socialist, liberal, nor a social justice warrior. WeRead More
Any political discussion about Christian Reconstruction must be followed, logically, by the unasked question. What role do David & Charles Koch play in allRead More
Historical context is needed to understand why Paul told Timothy, in a letter to Timothy, not the church at Ephesus, needed to address theRead More
Once again we go back to the real problem. Today, Christian Reconstructionism has so corrupted and blinded members of the far right that theyRead More
I noticed a recent headline from Time: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Reversal Shows GLAAD Has an Expiration Date. I don’t mind admitting that I am sickRead More
A journey of faith, a journey of Christian faith is about questioning what you believe, and learning what you believe. It is good toRead More
“…The job traditionally is filled by political insiders who enjoy the trust of the candidate … and the selection always says something about theRead More
Rowan Williams is going to retire. You won’t hear The Pink Flamingo sing any dirges lamenting the fact that he is FINALLY going away.Read More
The Pink Flamingo has ignored this story because it is so disgusting. Mayor Bloomberg has announced that there will be no religious memorial tomorrow.Read More
Now the rant…. One of the things The Pink Flamingo holds against the tea party “patriots” is their lack of understanding, comprehension, and knowledgeRead More
Religions get into trouble when practitioners and leaders within that religion decide to become political. The Pink Flamingo is quite adamant that the problemsRead More
I can’t believe this myself, but today was the first time I’ve been to a Methodist church! The services for my other “sister” Alicia’sRead More
There are times when The Pink Flamingo is rather pleased to be an Episcopalian, even with all of our problems.
According to the Archbishop of York, John Setamu, we women are not good enough to be either priests or bishops, even though Christ was not exactly discriminatory when it came to calling women. Fact is, the very first Christian – the first person to see the Risen Christ was a woman!
The real problem is the hard-liners within the Anglican Communion who are from African countries who are dominated by women hating Muslims.Read More
H/T to the Opinionated Catholic for this one! The Book of Divine Worship is available in a PDF form. No difference here…. Holy, holy,Read More
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.
One of the problems I’m having with the Episcopal Church is its rapid ride left. But, there is no way I can even considerRead More
Something is going on within the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict XVI is basically undoing some of the mess Henry VIII made when he wantedRead More
If any move proves The One (elect) has no real spiritual center it is the use of Gene Robinson, the Gay Bishop Poster BoyRead More
It has reached the point where every time Rowan Williams, the current Archbishop of Canterbury opens his mouth, one wonders if the Henry IIRead More
I constantly go back to the old comment made by Henry II when he was most annoyed with Thomas a Becket. “Will no oneRead More
AKINOLA REVOLTS The Archbishop of Nigeria is revolting, not only in his practices but against the Archbishop of Canterbury. The American conservative Anglican community,Read More
I spent the morning looking up information on Bishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria and the problems he is causing here in the US forRead More