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Rev. Barbie Doll

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 07, 2010

The public has a right to know, and Religious News Service provides the facts:

With her careers as veterinarian, astronaut and U.S. president behind her, Barbie has at last found her true calling: as a second-career Episcopal priest. 

The Rev. Barbie-- complete with appropriate vestments, sensible shoes, and a miniature Bible-- is a big Facebook personality, drawing 3,000 friends in a week. Which is a pretty good crowd, especially compared with attendance at the typical Episcopalian parish. But it makes you wonder: Is some nasty critic deliberately engaged in ridicule of Episcopalians? Nope.

The Rev. Julie Blake Fisher, an Episcopal priest in Kent, Ohio, created "Episcopal Priest Barbie High Church Edition" for a friend, the Rev. Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew, when she got her first pulpit assignment in Manlius, N.Y.

In other news, the Archbishop of Canterbury wonders whether the Catholic Church in Ireland is losing credibility. 

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  • Posted by: Salome - Apr. 08, 2010 6:32 AM ET USA

    Only black? Not pink? And, no, I don't mean rose.

  • Posted by: Johnny Voce - Apr. 07, 2010 11:47 PM ET USA

    April Fools Day was last week, folks.

  • Posted by: Christopher_Johnson - Apr. 07, 2010 10:57 PM ET USA

    You've got to give TEO a LITTLE time, Lisa. ;-)

  • Posted by: Lisa Nicholas, PhD - Apr. 07, 2010 8:49 PM ET USA

    Isn't she already Presiding Bishop?

  • Posted by: Christopher_Johnson - Apr. 07, 2010 1:37 PM ET USA

    On the other hand, the Episcopalians have ordained a lot worse; they even made bishops out of guys like the twice-divorced, thrice-married Barry "Third Time's the Charm" Beisner out there in Northern California. Amd you have to believe that Barbie's sermons would be better than the Episcopal standard and a whole lot less heretical.

  • Posted by: FrPhillips1125 - Apr. 07, 2010 11:42 AM ET USA

    Apparently "High Church Edition" Barbie is committed to saying Requiem Masses, since she appears to have only black vestments. It's nice to know she's a traditionalist.

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