There is a story at CNA/EWTN that made me chuckle a little.
What for what is wrong with this (including the terminology).
London, England, Jan 4, 2013 / 06:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church of England has decided to permit gay male clergy in civil partnerships to become bishops, provided that they promise to be celibate. [First, let’s work to get Catholic news services to stop playing into the hands of the homosexualists by using the word “gay”. Next, do they mean “celibate” (unmarried) or “continent” (not sexually active)?]
“The House (of Bishops) believed it would be unjust to exclude from consideration for the episcopate anyone seeking to live fully in conformity with the Church’s teaching on sexual ethics or other areas of personal life and discipline,” Graham James, Anglican bishop of Norwich, stated Jan. 4. [So, do they mean “continent”?]
“All candidates for the episcopate undergo a searching examination of personal and family circumstances, given the level of public scrutiny associated with being a bishop in the Church of England.” [How much public scrutiny do they really get?]
The decision was published Dec. 20, and was made by the Church of England’s House of Bishops earlier that month.
Civil partnerships were introduced in the United Kingdom in 2005, at which time those in civil partnerships were allowed to become priests of the Church of England so long as they promised celibacy. [So… civil partnerships aren’t marriage (thus they are erzatz-marriages. But are they continent?]
It think this is about not being sexually active.
Thus, will they now require marriage clergy, including married bishops, not to have relations with their wives?
Ah, the Church of England! Still making irony redundant.
Well, they are the state “church”. That means that they will, inexorably and inevitably, follow secular trends. If the whole Western world seems these days to be lurching around in a sodomitic hallucination, the Church of England will have to follow because they are a state church, interwoven with the wisdom of this world.
Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.