First as Priest Preaches to the Queen

FIRST AS PRIEST PREACHES TO THE QUEEN

A GLENROTHES priest preached to Her Majesty The Queen at her Highland church.

Father Jock Dalrymple was the first Roman Catholic clergyman to be asked to participate in a service at Crathie Kirk…

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More progress in this part of the world :slight_smile:

[quote=JGC]FIRST AS PRIEST PREACHES TO THE QUEEN

A GLENROTHES priest preached to Her Majesty The Queen at her Highland church.

Father Jock Dalrymple was the first Roman Catholic clergyman to be asked to participate in a service at Crathie Kirk…

Item in full - fifenow.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=1019&ArticleID=862341

More progress in this part of the world :slight_smile:
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Prince Charles wants to be known as Defender of the Faiths, plural, this could be mummy smoothing the way for that.

[quote=Myhrr]Prince Charles wants to be known as Defender of the Faiths, plural, this could be mummy smoothing the way for that.
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I never heard that before, but honestly I could see this as a signal.

I cannot honestly think that the Queen is very pleased with how the Anglican Communion is doing, knowing something about her sense of propriety from the news reports.

And the family has ties to Greek Orthodoxy too. Prince Charles has been to Mt Athos on a number of occasions. It seems like they are attracted to alternatives, or at the least are being very open-minded about religion.

Defender of the Faiths?

The House of Windsor owes it’s position to the settlement act, forbidding a Catholic from ever taking the throne. Their reason for being there is to be a replacement for the Stuarts. The Royal family will have to move cautiously if they themselves wish to re-order their own spiritual lives and retain their own position.

This whole subject is fascinating, I think we should watch these developments closely. :nerd:

The Archbishop of Cantebury isn’t that happy with the defender of faith model…

telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/02/12/nbish12.xml

You may or not be aware that Charles and his father, The Duke of Edinburgh, ‘enjoy’ a similar reputation to Bush accross here with fairly regular gaffes / putting his foot in it!

Not anywhere near his father though…

Speaking to a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?”

To an Australian Aborigine during a visit in March 2002: “Still throwing spears?”

On cuisine in 1966: “British women can’t cook.”

During the 1981 recession: “Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.”

Sharing a joke with a blind, wheelchair-bound girl with a guide-dog: “Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?”

Commenting on modern stress counselling for servicemen in 1995: "We didn’t have counsellors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun, asking ‘Are you all right? Are you sure you don’t have a ghastly problem?’ "

Responding to calls for a firearm ban after the Dunblane shooting: “If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?”

Referring to an old-fashioned fusebox in a factory near Edinburgh in 1999: “It looks as if it was put in by an Indian.”

Referring to a Cambridge University car park attendant who failed to recognise him in 1997: “Bloody silly fool!”

Talking to young deaf people in Cardiff about the school’s steel band: “Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf.”

During a 1984 visit to Kenya, he’s presented with a small gift from a native woman: “You are a woman, aren’t you?”

Accepting a conservation award in Thailand in 1991: “Your country is one of the most notorious centres of trading in endangered species in the world.”

When asked to stroke a Koala bear in Australia in 1992: “Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease.”

Speaking to a Briton in Budapest in 1993: “You can’t have been here long, you haven’t got a pot belly!”

Speaking to an islander in the Cayman Islands in 1994: “Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?”

Speaking to a student who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea: “You managed not to get eaten then?”

At a 1986 World Wildlife Fund meeting: “If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.”

Pointing at 14-year-old Shahin Ullah during a visit to a London youth club: “He looks as if he is on drugs!”

bbc.co.uk/derby/features/2003/11/queens_visit/prince_philip_gaffes.shtml

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1351548.stm

:rolleyes:

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