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overtaken by compassion

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 21, 2005

UK Telegraph religion correspondent Jonathan Petre thinks Anglican union is a lost cause -- so much so that he slips into remarkable candor when recounting the cynicism behind the political maneuvers.

In his sermon yesterday, [Primate of the American Episcopal Church Frank Griswold] used the coded theological language of the Holy Spirit to defend the American decision to act unilaterally. He told the congregation: "We find ourselves overtaken by a compassion, which because it is of the Spirit and not the result of our effort or imagination, knows no bounds and can enfold all persons and all things."

The coded theological language of the Holy Spirit?

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 23, 2005 10:52 AM ET USA

    Who knows what the Holy Spirit will be accused of next? Look out, He may start defending himself one of these days.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 21, 2005 7:15 PM ET USA

    Ecumenism, anyone?!

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