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The entourage made demands of the church secretary, admonishing her with canon law. She responded that she was just a secretary, not an Episcopalian, and didn't know anything about canon law. Several times during the day she was in tears. The hackers set to work on the computer, took down the church's website, and brought in a locksmith to change the locks.
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Jul. 15, 2005 1:37 AM ET USA
Diogenes and Latinae, Not all lefties and liberals would endorse those tactics. I hope few leftists or liberals would behave that way. Although I believe abortion to be a form of homicide, I consider myself to be politically well to the left of center. (My theology, such as it is, is just a touch more conservative than my politics). However, I think that this incident is horrendous, unfair and apparently un-Christian. The best options for that parish, IMO, are the Orthodox Church or Rome.
Posted by: Fr. William -
Jul. 15, 2005 1:15 AM ET USA
The ways of the anti-Church Beast continue (see Diogenes' earlier blog on feeding the Beast). Let's pray that Anglicans will experience true conversion to the Fullness of the Faith in the Roman Catholic Church... with unquestioned love for and obedience to Jesus and the Holy Father and the Magisterium (& let's pray that many Catholic experience such a conversion!).
Posted by: R. Spanier (Catholic Canadian) -
Jul. 14, 2005 9:16 PM ET USA
The parishioners of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bristol, CT would benefit by listening to the once pastor of Mt. Calvary Epsicopal Church in Baltimore who converted to the Catholic faith and went on to become Bishop of Wilmington. Shortly before his conversion Alfred Allen Curtis wrote to one of his spiritual children: "I am here in England, investigating Catholicity, and if the Roman Catholic Church is not truth, then there is no God." Cardinal Gibbons thought Bishop Curtis to be a saint.
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Jul. 14, 2005 7:04 PM ET USA
Something about scratching a liberal and finding a totalitarian, or was it a wolf in shephard's clothing. As the Greeks warned some 2500 years ago, in a democracy, that is mob rule, the majority rules absolutely. Constitutions, of course, will forestall this, but ony if the marority respects them.