It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Death of a Denomination -- ECUSA Gasps Last Breath

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: It's over. The Episcopal Church USA is dead. Rome's closest cousin in the Protestant world died today. Its eulogy was read by an apostate priestess, turned bishopess, and crowned head of the necrotic 2.5 million-member denomination. The only thing missing was a burial...

By Rachel Zoll

WASHINGTON (AP) - Katharine Jefferts Schori took office Saturday as the first female leader of The Episcopal Church and the first woman priest to head an Anglican province, two landmarks that could quickly be overshadowed by divisions over the Bible and sexuality throughout world Anglicanism.

Jefferts Schori, who supports ordaining gays, acknowledged the rift in an elaborate ceremony at the Washington National Cathedral, urging parishioners to "make peace" with those who oppose the direction of the U.S. church. In 2003, the denomination consecrated its first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

"If some in this church feel wounded by recent decisions, then our salvation, our health as a body, is at some hazard, and it becomes the duty of all of us to seek healing and wholeness," Jefferts Schori said during her ceremony...

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"We who practice the Christian tradition understand him [Jesus Christ] as our vehicle to the divine. But for us to assume that God could not act in other ways is, I think, to put God in an awfully small box."
-- Katharine Jefferts Schori, Time Magazine, July 10, 2006