I want to preface this with a couple comments.
First, Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity. Anglicanorum coetibus is in force.
Second, when a “church” (and the Episcopal “Church” is not a Church, properly defined according to Dominus Iesus) is attached to the State, that “church” must inevitably follow in its “doctrines” and practices the tides of secular fancies, trends, social mores, etc. As prevailing culture and the state go, so will that “church” go. That is what is going on in the Anglican sphere and in all ther other groups that at attached and, indeed, other non-Church “churches”.
Public Defender Woodall ordained as Episcopal deacon
A Tuolumne County woman was ordained as an Episcopalian deacon at a Saturday ceremony in Stockton, joining a small but growing group of transgender clergy members.
Carolyn Woodall, an attorney with the Tuolumne County Public Defender’s Office, was conferred the title in a ceremony at the Episcopal Church of St. Anne in Stockton, joined by dozens of church leaders, family members and friends.
She will serve at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown, comprised mainly of local Episcopalians who stayed with the faith following a 2007 rift in the San Joaquin Diocese, which saw more-conservative members leave and join the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone of America.
Woodall called the ceremony “wonderful” and said she was “very relieved.”
“I’ve finally gotten past it,” she said.
If you can stomach it, read the rest over there.
As the great Roman Fabrizio put it to me by email:
“Putting the “trans” in Transitional Deacon huh?”