The ordination of female Episcopal Bishop in a Catholic Church

The ordination of female Episcopal Bishop in a Catholic Church. There is a petition.

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More info here.
http://www.diosova.org/bishopsearch/article465734.htm?fbclid=IwAR3tyerOQkTbSIOt9h3gxWICK_32XDVGliSRzStQh0b3o6FctV0MOq6cL0g

And the reasons here:

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I had a feeling it was something like this.

No great scandal here, just a Bishop trying to be kind to our Episcopal brothers & sisters.

Oh the horror!! :roll_eyes:

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I am wondering why an Episcopal church was not
available. Did they need a bigger church?

An ordination of a bishop in the Episcopal church is
rather important. I am surprised they would not want
it at an Episcopal church.

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That’s one of the things mentioned in the article.

In 2007 a local Presbyterian (PCA) Church burned down. Bishop Bruskewitz (hardly a “progressive”) allowed the congregation to use a diocesan-owned facility - a former Lutheran church near our Chancery that the diocese purchased for office space - for their Sunday services. The Blessed Sacrament was normally reserved in the chapel in that building but was removed on the weekend when the Presbyterian services were held. After a few months, they purchased a building being vacated by another congregation and moved to their new home.

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I hope you are joking, but in these times, Im leaning that you aren’t.

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I didn’t read the article.
Glad they found a church big enough to handle the
crowds.

How is this an “Act of Charity”?

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I imagine that should the SSPX now come calling for use of the same premises, he would continue in his “charitable” manner! :rofl:

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Seems like a descent thing to do.

A nice gesture of ecumenism.

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There is a hugh difference between the SSPX and Episcopalians of today.
As the Church teaches, Episcopalians of today are not heretics, but our seperated brothers and sisters in Christ.

The SSPX is being disobedient out of pride and thinking they know better than Rome.

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They are not just ordaining a bishop, they are ordaining a female bishop and using a Catholic Church to do it. I can’t think of anything farther from Rome at all!

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So it looks like the ceremony will no longer be held in the Catholic cathedral, though the decision to cancel it seems to have come from the Episcopal side rather than the Catholic bishop:

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That is charitable of the Episcopalians!

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But sad that they felt they had to do that.

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Couldn’t agree more. My initial reaction was “that’s odd, why wouldn’t they use their own church.” The article explains why. Mystery solved, no scandal here.

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It is very sad that Christians can’t help each other in an ecumenical fashion without sending a vocal minority into a tizzy about it. I hope they found a suitable alternate location.

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That was common sense on their part.

If they used the hall at William and Mary for the last one of these, and their ceremony doesn’t need to be held in a church, then it’s common sense for them to not bring it to the Catholic cathedral this time when it’s controversial.

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Why is it sad that they decided to respect the Catholic Church enough not to ordain a woman as bishop in one? That isn’t sad, it’s the right thing. Sad would be a profanation of God’s Church with the physical ordination of the impossible. And in this day and age where a basic thing like gender is debated, this would not be ecumenical, but a scandal.

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