Posts tagged "ordination"

The Church Needs Men

It's no secret there's a short supply of Catholic priests in the US, so when we heard that the shortage was now forcing churches to consolidate, we put our heads together to come up with some options for the Catholic Church.  While we admit that numbers 1 and 2 would almost completely solve the...

Ordained Into the Abstract:
What does “Anglican” Mean?

In Christopher Armstrong's brief history of U.S. fundamentalism, he cites that in the 1970s, “the movement began a tectonic shift from protecting theological truths in infra-denominational fights to guarding 'Christian morality' in a nation specially chosen by God.” As part of this shifting, terms like “evangelical” (Good News) and “Christian” (follower of Jesus Christ)...

Hat Trick

The Revealer’s better half, Killing the Buddha, scores with one of the more interesting pieces on the consecration of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. What makes Peter Manseau’s report noteworthy? Manseau’s eye for the event’s absurdity (it took place in a hockey rink, and a dissenting priest gave a lecture on “rimming”); his observational tone...