Carol Platt Liebau: The Church's New Stumble

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Church's New Stumble

The Episcopal Church of the USA has chosen a woman, Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, to be its new presiding bishop. Of course, she's hardly a traditionalist -- but what's more, the choice of a woman will inevitably fray the already weakened bonds between the Episcopal Church of the USA and the rest of the Anglican Communion.

Of course, that would just be the price of principle if Bishop Schori were truly the most worthy and outstanding candidate. But it's worth noting that she's been an Episcopal priest only since 1994.

Once again, one is tempted to wonder what ECUSA is thinking about -- besides political correctness and needless confrontation.

2 Comments:

Blogger wile e coyote said...

Propositions for debate:

1. The Episcopal Church in the USA is dying.
a. a quarter of all parishioners are over 65.
b. church leadership and laity feel unbound by scripture.

2. Look for the left to gain further control over leadership positions to:
a. take over church property
b. push an agenda an agenda that is increasingly political and left wing.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Point 2 is the reason point one is so valid, Wile. I left the ECoUS years ago when my spirituality took a nose dive. In recent years, I have returned to spirituality, but recognized quickly that I could not return to the Episcopal Church. I simply don't believe what they are promoting - which more resembles humanism than Biblical scholarship.

I found my beliefs upheld in the Catholic Church, and recognized that I have voted Catholic for years. I'm home!

4:57 AM  

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