Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Anglican Bishops just got 'served'

Cardinal Ivan Dias, Prefect of the Congregation for Evangelisation spoke at Lambeth yesterday and said this to the Bishops in attendance, from Ruth Gledhill's blog:
'Much is spoken today of diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. By analogy, their symptoms can, at times, be found even in our own Christian communities. For example, when we live myopically in the fleeting present, oblivious of our past heritage and apostolic traditions, we could well be suffering from spiritual Alzheimer's. And when we behave in a disorderly manner, going whimsically our own way without any co-ordination with the head or the other members of our community, it could be ecclesial Parkinson'
Yeah, Rome just "brought it" to Canterbury. And while many pro-Rowan observers still stress that Rome is not positioning itself to absorb more of the disaffected, every day it looks as though the Good Ship Anglican is getting perilously closer to wrecking on that deserted island known as irrelevance (many argue it's already there), something that these captains of church just don't see as they continually commit themselves unabashedly and unreservedly on the course they're heading which is to say the theological and ontological unknown.
Sorry for all the mixed metaphors.

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1 comment:

Gashwin said...

They purple prose always delights. And nice picture of the former ordinary of the Archdiocese where I was baptized ... Go Red Pope! :)