Monday, June 23, 2008

The Guardian Gets It

From Tuesday's Editorial: Clerical Errors

Traditionally, the Anglican communion has been a big tent of mutual tolerance and respect. Its bishops have always enjoyed independent authority within their own dioceses. Its conferences, which take place only once every 10 years, are places for discussion and prayer not sessions of a parliament. They are embodiments of a culture of clerical agreement not one in which a quasi-papal authority is enforced.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Yup, yup, yup.....BUT (you knew that was coming). . . what the good princes (and princesses) of the church have failed to admit (or acknowledge) is that they are but one part of four representatives of "THE CHURCH".

Remember? We are bishops, priests, deacons and, oh, yes, those pesky laity.

You know, members of the PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS - only the clear majority of the church.

Grrrrrr. . .Don't get me started.