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all in the family

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 15, 2008

Should traditionalists who choose to remain within the Anglican fold be accommodated with flying bishops? Super-bishops? Kryptonite bishops? A vexing problem for the Lambeth Conference.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Episcopal Church in the US recognizes that the American cousins are testing the limits of Anglican inclusiveness.

We have embarrassed other parts of the communion because we need to talk about these issues publicly. That's the biggest challenge - to figure out how to live together as a family of churches.

As a family, indeed. That is the crux of the matter: understanding family life.

Just a suggestion: Maybe instead of a single Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican communion needs two mommies?

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 21, 2008 11:18 AM ET USA

    As a fed-up Anglican, I am all in favor of flying bishops - preferably dropped over the National Cathedral from the bomb bay of a B-52. Agnus Dei, Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 16, 2008 12:07 AM ET USA

    "Should traditionalists who choose to remain within the Anglican fold be accommodated with flying bishops?" I hereby nominate Sally Field.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 15, 2008 10:06 PM ET USA

    An Uncle Di book! I love it! Sign me up for multiple copies as Christmas gifts!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 15, 2008 7:01 PM ET USA

    Aldous Huxley had it right. Brave New World is with us, complete with the Archcommunity songster of Canterbury. They would be singing "It's a Small World After All." Still, we need to pray for these folks. They are singing their way to a horrid gallows, payback for Ed Campion and all those Elizabethan and Cromwellian martyrs.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 15, 2008 4:21 PM ET USA

    "Two mommies"? I almost fell out of my chair reading that one. Just what I needed to unwind after a hard day.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 15, 2008 3:45 PM ET USA

    "Maybe instead of a single Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican communion needs two mommies?" Ah yes, a good, old-fashioned Uncle Diogenes "bazooka-conclusion"! We need a book, "Uncle Di's Greatest Hits", to be read while sipping cognac, with feet propped up, next to the fireplace.

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