the suspense is over!

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 08, 2006

Today's top news flashes: Couples married on July 8th, 1956, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary today. Rain occurring in the area of Dubuque, Iowa, was reported to fall earthward. Also, the Church of England has voted to approve women bishops. (The Dubuque story is awaiting confirmation.)

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  • Posted by: rpp - Jul. 10, 2006 1:09 PM ET USA

    Thus ends any real hope for restoration of communion. This is very sad but perhaps it will make those at the Holy See realize that persuing eccumenism with the Eastern Church may be hopwful, it is a impossible with Western Protestants. True Eccumenism in the West will always be a matter of individual conversion. We must proselytize. I also suppose that many Traditional Anglicans, (sheeps in wolf's clothing) will be looking up their local RC priest and learning about such things as RCIA.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 10, 2006 11:14 AM ET USA

    1. I don't think it rained in Dubuque the other day. It's been cloudy here in Iowa, but not rainy lately. 2. On the question of Elizabeth's powers as supreme governor, I'm sure she has lots of reserved powers, but as with the actual running of the government, she'll never use them...

  • Posted by: - Jul. 10, 2006 9:05 AM ET USA

    The issue of validity of Anglican orders is now officially closed. The denomination's direction is clear -- Unitarians clothed with the trappings of Catholicism.

  • Posted by: corquin - Jul. 09, 2006 8:44 PM ET USA

    So....if Anne Boleyn had been the Archbishop of Canterbury, she could have presided at her own trial?

  • Posted by: parochus - Jul. 09, 2006 6:54 PM ET USA

    Hey, they're still trumping the Albigensians in longevity. But they've got a long way to go before they beat out more traditional Gnostics.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2006 1:25 AM ET USA

    If it is up to places like St. John's Abbey & University of Collegeville, Minnesota we in America shall not be far behind. On June 24th one Regina Nicolosi was "ordained" in a simulated ordination ceremony. Her husband, Charles Nicolosi, an RC deacon without faculties, took part in the simulation looking quite dandy in his dalmatic and stole. St. John's accepted him as an oblate today with open arms and in full knowledge of his actions on the 24th (and last year on the St. Lawrence).

  • Posted by: - Jul. 08, 2006 7:07 PM ET USA

    Aw, that's nothing! Wait till they approve lesbian Bishops to adopt children.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 08, 2006 5:59 PM ET USA

    Just a general question to other readers: Has Elizabeth II ever intervened in the governance of this "communion"?