By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 29, 2003
Those arcane ecclesiologists who persist in considering the possible validity of Anglican orders, might take note of this item in "The Christian Challenge" May/June 2003:
It was a typical baptism photo until one looked more closely. The caption in the "Washington Diocese" newspaper said that the seven-month-old boy pictured, who was enjoying a bottle "after his March 2 baptism at Christ (Episcopal) Church, Washington," was the son of two women in the photo: the rector, the Rev. Judith Davis, and Anne Bathurst Gilson, the parish' associate for program and administration. Washington Bishop John Chane and his wife, also pictured, were said to be the baby's godparents. Finally, in the baptismal font to the right, something could be seen floating. The photo's headline cleared it all up: "Baby, rubber duck, take a dip in the font.__________________ No indication is given of whether this poor child was adopted, or conceived by articificial insemination. Cardinal Kasper, call your office.
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