Catholic parish to host Episcopal Church ordination of gay rights proponent

I think the ecumenical movement has gone too far:

"Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will ordain an Episcopal cleric from New York State as the Episcopal bishop of Alaska on September 4. The ceremony will take place at a Catholic parish in Anchorage.

Until recently, Lattime was a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester’s Committee for Gay and Lesbian Ministry, which “seeks to further the cause of recognition and legitimization of lesbian and gay relationships within the church and in civil society.” Lattime is married and has three children.

. . .if priests, ministers or communities not in full communion with the Catholic Church do not have a place or the liturgical objects necessary for celebrating worthily their religious ceremonies, the diocesan Bishop may allow them the use of a church or a Catholic building and also lend them what may be necessary for their services."

catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=7190

I will assume the Bishop is on vacation and surely does not know this is happening. :rolleyes:

What a twisted and revolting use of that document to support such an activity.

~Liza

Is it that much more disgusting than a congregational wedding or a baptist service?

Yes. Both of those can still be valid sacraments (I assume you mean baptism service). To endorse homosexual lifestyle is disgusting, and has no place in a Catholic Church.

~Liza

I am from Alaska, and there have been a few of these threads flying around.

CC seems to have mirrored the posts we have had up all week and we are grateful as they get much more exposure than we do.

We have been working on this for a week and there are some pretty interesting developements.

  1. The Archbishop was the one to OK this. On top of that, he has recently published a letter (which is somewhat retracted? [the link is gone from the website]) with his continued support for the event and his decision.

  2. We have drafted a letter to the Archdiocese & Rome requesting clarification and explanation how this can occur.

You can find all the info you need about the letter: HERE and the below links for more the the timline and various subjects on the matter.

But for more info you can read:

Episcopal Ordination By Woman Bishop at OLG in Anchorage?

The Problem with Ecumenism and Catholic “sharing”

Letter to Archbishop requesting Episcopal event to be moved

Various Links regarding this issue…

Unfortunately… no.

Read my other post. He has writtent an open letter to the diocese explaining that he approved it and sticks by that approval as being the correct decision.

It has been moved…:thumbsup:

defend-us-in-battle.blogspot.com/2010/08/abp-schwietz-has-officially-moved.html

Thank you for that update, and also for your role in bringing people together.

I especially appreciate that you are urging everyone who was concerned about the Episcopal consecration talking place in a Catholic church to now write the archbishop. As you stated, he needs to be thanked for his courage and also to know he is being prayed for.

You have done good. :thumbsup:

NB: The archbishop’s email address can be found at the link in the previous post, or at the website of the Archdiocese of Anchorage:
archdioceseofanchorage.org/about/chancery/index.html
(Just click on the archbishop’s name)

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