Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mr. Dressup Takes a Holiday

The Daily Mail reports that Rowan Williams is leading some members of the Pantomime Church on a little trip to Lourdes.
He will be part of a historic pilgrimage of ten Church of England bishops, 60 Anglican priests and 400 Anglican lay worshippers.

The event shows how church leaders are committed to closer ties. Dr Williams will preach, take part in a number of Catholic celebrations and pray at a grotto where St Bernadette said the Virgin appeared to her 150 years ago.

His visit, at the personal invitation of the Catholic Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes, Jacques Perrier, indicates that Anglican and Catholic leaders remain committed to closer relations in spite of differences over the ordination of women and sexually-active gay men as priests and bishops.

Yes, I'm sure that's just what's going to happen - closer relations are right around the corner, no matter what Cardinal Kasper has said. It's just a matter of getting on a plane and putting bodies in the same room; after all, it worked so well at Lambeth!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rowan probably thinks this Lourdes he is is going to see is Madonna's daughter.

1:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Rowan could find it personally inspirational. Who knows, he might even convert to Christianity.

Ellie M.

10:11 am  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

According to Chris Johnson, Rowan's scurrying straight to New York to carry Mrs. Schori's train and preach at the Festival of the Divine MDG. So the Lourdes tourist stop doesn't seem to have had much effect.

2:46 pm  
Blogger 1662 BCP said...

The only things about Dr. Williams which are even vaguely "Anglican" are his title and his mailing address. It is undeniable, at this point, that he has left the communion of this Church.

8:29 am  

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