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tardily assisted suicide

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | May 02, 2006

Presenting the case for the prosecution, Jim Naughton, the communications director for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, claims to have uncovered a sinister plot by which (in his words), "millions of dollars contributed by a handful of donors have allowed a small network of theologically conservative individuals and organizations to mount a global campaign that has destabilized the Episcopal Church and may break up the Anglican Communion."

To which the MCJ's Chris Johnson, attorney for the defense, responds as follows:

Naughton's report raises questions. One that immediately popped into my mind goes like this: the Episcopal Church has been draining members and money for the last 30 years, having lost something like 30% of its membership during that time. So why in the world would any foundation want to pay millions of dollars to do to ECUSA what ECUSA is doing to itself for free?

Mr. Johnson, sir, your point is dispositive. Case dismissed.

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  • Posted by: hUMPTY dUMPTY - May. 04, 2006 10:22 AM ET USA

    Sounds like these big hearted donors migrated to Florida to get Ave Maria town & gown sans law school Catholicism off & running. Dies Irae

  • Posted by: Gil125 - May. 02, 2006 7:02 PM ET USA

    If only, RPP, we could confidently offer them a "theologically conservative" place to come. The next half-dozen or so of Diogenes' own comments in this queue demonstrate that that's highly unlikely.

  • Posted by: rpp - May. 02, 2006 12:39 PM ET USA

    I think its again time to remind our separated brethren in the Episcopal Church (and all the others as well) that we Catholics welcome you into our fold. We are here and here to stay. We welcome any and all who come seeking the fullness of truth. While we have some of the same problems, we also have many who remain faithful to our Lord's teachings. Let us heal our divisions by integrating those who are still healthy, treating those who can be saved and severing the hopelessly diseased parts.

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