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continuing Roman Catholic— Anglican dialogue

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 07, 2005

In his latest contribution to constructive ecumenical dialogue, Anglican Bishop Gene Robinson told a crowd of gay activists in London that the teaching of the Catholic Church is "vile."

Robinson, the openly gay New Hampshire bishop, is in London making his Anglican colleagues uncomfortable. But he didn't make London's militant homosexuals uncomfortable; he told them that a bid to eliminate homosexuals from Catholic seminaries is "an act of violence."

Oh, but it wasn't all negative. Robinson said that “Pope Ratzinger may be the best thing that ever happened to the Episcopal Church.”

That's funny, because Uncle Di sees how Bishop Robinson just could be the best thing that's happened to the Roman Catholic Church recently. If he'll just keep talking, and Bishop Akinola just keeps thinking about which side of the Tiber looks more like home...

"An act of violence"

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  • Posted by: Convert1994 - Nov. 09, 2005 11:11 AM ET USA

    Light may have no company with darkness. As a former Episcopalian I can state with confidence that Bishop Robinson is RIGHT that Pope Benedict is good for the Episcopal church -- but not in the way he thinks! "Pope Ratxinger" is in Rome preaching Christ's true Gospel and more and more Episcopalians are seeing this and converting.

  • Posted by: R. Spanier (Catholic Canadian) - Nov. 08, 2005 9:15 AM ET USA

    This scandalous teaching, full of lies despite its ‘nice’ appearance, risks the eternal ruin of souls. Sacred Scripture/Tradition proclaim the evil of the homosexual act; likewise early Church writings, the saints, revelations of our Lord himself (i.e., Diary of St. Faustina #43) and, natural law which reveals that the body wasn’t created for it. No one claiming to be Christian has the authority to teach contrary to the Church whose vicar holds the keys given by Christ. (Signed, ex-Anglican)

  • Posted by: parochus - Nov. 07, 2005 4:34 PM ET USA

    It seems that fuscia is a pretty color on both sides of the Tiber.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 07, 2005 2:45 PM ET USA

    Does anyone hear underneath the homosexual agenda violent ambitions. The ex-gay rally in Boston was met with literal violence and threats of shut it down. Robinson's intrusion also hints at violence. My suspicion is that if pro-gay activists gain any type of power, they will use violence against anyone who opposes them. An act of violence may indeed be the premonition of Robinson and his types.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Nov. 07, 2005 11:47 AM ET USA

    Interesting. Venerable John Henry is -- apparently -- moving again toward canonization based upon a reported miracle -- and now a celebrated Anglican hovers close to the Tiber. I think you all know who to pray to.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Nov. 07, 2005 10:37 AM ET USA

    Brother Diogenes, Your continued preoccupation with Bishop Akinola's spiritual well-being could be considered laudable....'s just your timing... Especially now that in certain practical ways its very hard to tell one side "of the Tiber" from the other... Let every man at least fight from where he stands. JP

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