Monday, June 19, 2006

Score!


If I wasn't (or am ever not) a Catholic, I'm convinced I'd be(come) an Episcopalian. (Of course, first I'd have to make sure I know how to spell that.) There's just a lot about that religion that speaks to me. ("And, vice versa," my Episcopalian friends say to me about the Catholic Church.)

Not that I'm keeping score, but if I was (or ever do), this would be a big week for the Episcopal Church. This from Episcopal News Service:
The Episcopal Church, 30 years after it allowed women to become priests and bishops, has elected a woman as its Presiding Bishop. Katharine Jefferts Schori, 52, bishop of Nevada, was elected from a slate of seven nominees, on the fifth ballot June 18, as the 26th Presiding Bishop. She is the first woman to hold the top post in the church's nearly 400-year history.
Is that cool, or what? Congratulations Bishop Katharine!

Is anyone in Rome listening? Because, guess what? Millions of American Catholics (and perhaps soon-to-be Episcopalians) are.

10 Comments:

At 7:01 AM, June 20, 2006, Blogger Talmida said...

Isn't it GREAT!

 
At 1:18 AM, June 21, 2006, Blogger Tyler Simons said...

You spell Episcopalian just fine. Amen to the Episcopalian "vice versa."

 
At 6:56 AM, June 21, 2006, Blogger Tim said...

Found this interesting angle on the whole story.

 
At 6:57 PM, June 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its interesting that you state hypothetically about becoming Episcopalian, because as a cafeteria catholic you already are Episcopalian (or whatever Protestant denomination you so choose). You either are Catholic (by accepting ALL of the Church's teachings), or you are not. One can only receive the graces of the Church by living in full communion with Her.

Concerning the possibility of ordaining female Catholic priestesses, this is not only unlikely but impossible, according to the magisterium of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II made it crystal clear that women would not and could not be ordained as priests in the Catholic Church, in his Apostolic Letter of 22 May 1994, Ordinatio Sacerdotalis ("Priestly Ordination"). Its an infallible teaching.

 
At 10:35 AM, July 04, 2006, Blogger CafeCath said...

Talmida - Amen!

Tyler - Amen to you, too. And, welcome. Thanks for the spellcheck!

Tim - "an ecclesiastical car crash". That'd be something to see, wouldn't it? Thanks for sharing that article. Definitely worth a read.

Anon - Peace be with you. And, remember, that stranger you shake hands with during the sign of peace next Sunday just may be a Cafeteria Catholic.

 
At 6:35 PM, July 12, 2006, Blogger Colin said...

Why Should he be afraid to exchange the Peace of Christ with a cafeteria Catholic, I don't understand what you are insinuating. Personally I would mourn for the Caferteria Catholics who would choose to leave the One Holy and Apostolic Church over ther personal arrogances, but the Church cannot not be watered down.

 
At 11:48 PM, July 21, 2006, Anonymous leticia said...

Why don't all pick and choose Catholics (who have already left the Church if they've denied any dogma) leave and join the great Reformation Episcopalians? After all, a Church begun to satisfy a King's lust has a certain allure to those who create their own rules.
Because we want you to revert to the fullness of truth in the One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ.

 
At 11:27 AM, July 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colin said...Why Should he be afraid to exchange the Peace of Christ with a cafeteria Catholic, I don't understand what you are insinuating.

I'd be glad to exchange the sign of peace with her or anyone else, we are all sinners.

leticia said...Because we want you to revert to the fullness of truth in the One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ.

Amen. The truth will set you free.

 
At 7:11 PM, August 04, 2006, Blogger Moneybags said...

This is horrible. Women can't be priests just like men can't be pregnant!

In Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, John Paul ll forever closed the door on women's ordination. People aren't leaving the Catholic Church. They are leaving the Episcopalian madness.

A Catholic must believe ALL of the Church's teachings or put their own salvation at risk.

 
At 12:02 PM, August 12, 2006, Blogger CafeCath said...

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