Thursday, June 17, 2010

Grow up, ++Rowan!!

I heard the news yesterday--Oh, boy!

As part of showing his good manners and hospitality to a visiting Presiding Bishop, Pope Rowan I of Anglicanism apparently made ++Katharine Jefferts Schori produce documentation of all her ministerial credentials, dates of ordinations, etc. Presumably this is a requirement for visiting clergy in the UK, but... are you joking??? You want her... who has been to Lambeth and countless other international purple-shirted gatherings... to prove that she has been through all the steps, and been ordained??

It gets better: she also was told she couldn't wear her bishop's mitre while celebrating at Southwark Cathedral in London... orders of his holiness Pope Rowan I. You can check out her remarks on these matters HERE.

As we say here in the South, bless your heart, Archbishop, but please-- get back on your meds! Are you really that afraid that if the natives see a woman in a mitre they might get to thinking, "Say, that's not so bad afterall". Hint: probably a number of them already think that.

1 comment:

Phoebe said...

I do like this comment on the whole business:"
"Meanwhile, it is a truism that when people have no power over great things they descend to controlling the few small things they can."


Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG