"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

We interrupt this hiatus for ABBEY ROADS BREAKING NEWS COMMENTARY: Episcopalians vote to allow religious wedding ceremonies for homosexual couples.



Really?
The bishops of the Episcopal Church have authorized their clergy to perform same-sex weddings, but don’t expect sweeping changes across the entire denomination anytime soon. Episcopalians voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for gay couples, but not every priest will necessarily officiate at a same-sex wedding.
In resolutions adopted here at the denomination’s General Convention meeting in Salt Lake City this week, the bishops have endorsed new liturgies or services for same-sex couples wishing to marry in church. The bishops also approved changing the church’s canons, or rules, governing marriage, making them gender neutral by substituting the terms “man and woman” with “couple.” - source
This surprises you?

Bishop Robinson?
And here's to you, Bishop Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know wo wo wo
God bless you please, Bishop Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

We'd like to know a little bit about you for our files
We'd like to help you learn to help yourself
Look around you all you see are sympathetic eyes
Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home

And here's to you, Bishop Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know wo wo wo
God bless you please, Bishop Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

The Episcopal church in the United States is gay - at least in most major metropolitan areas.

They ordained a gay bishop, a man married and divorced twice - the bishop's last divorce dissolved his same sex marriage, so who is surprised?  The Episcopal church allows divorce and remarriage as well as female bishops.  It's pretty gay, hon.

Now back to hedging.


Having all the accouterments of religion yet deny its power...
2 Timothy 3

10 comments:

  1. That's too bad. The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane (Episcopal) is one of the most stunningly beautiful churches ever with outstanding music. I doubt they'll do same-sex weddings.

    They have a Aeolian-Skinner organ and a carillon. They do many free public concerts with one coming up on the 4th before the fireworks.

    Google it in images. It's gorgeous.

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    1. St. Mark's in Minneapolis is very beautiful as well - it's a gay mecca.

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  2. Oh, I was hoping this would herald another influx of Episcopalians, especially priests, into our ranks. Let's pray this is so. What do you expect from a church started by that profligate, Henry VIII?

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    1. Agree. Father Dwight has an excellent article online about this same subject, the history of this church and how it all started.

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  3. Now that I'm 42 and married I have a body like the guy in the photo with the underwear and beads. Now why does he have his shirt off again? He looks so bourgeois--aren't gays supposed to be teaching us a thing or two about fashion and taste?

    Death to the new gay bourgeoisie!

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    1. I think that guy is 42 and married too. Obviously he does some form of street ministry.

      What?

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    2. You're probably right, though my street ministry has a better effect. For example, in the Summer women often tell me, "My goodness, you look hot!"
      I say, "Thank you!"
      They say, "No, I mean the wool shirt. It looks hot."

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    3. Now that's funny.

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  4. He's trying to redefine sacraments.

    What?

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