Skip to comments.Give New P.B. a Chance, Archbishop Carey Urges
Posted on 11/13/2006 6:04:22 PM PST by sionnsar
The Most Rev. George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, urged Episcopalians to give new Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori a chance and said he hopes to make peace with the dean of Bangor Cathedral, who recently called him divisive and barred him from delivering a scheduled lecture at the Welsh cathedral.
Speaking about the new Presiding Bishop Nov. 11 at All Saints Church, Chevy Chase, Md., which has named him archbishop-in-residence, Archbishop Carey urged Episcopalians to give her space, give her time, pray for her. I think one has got to be tolerant and not condemn her before she has a chance. He added, When I was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1990, Im sure there were a lot of people who didnt like me.
He said it is unprecedented for an Archbishop of Canterbury past or present to be barred from an Anglican cathedral. Founded in 525, Bangor Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in the United Kingdom in terms of continuous use.
I dont see myself as a troublemaker and I dont see myself as divisive, Archbishop Carey said. I have written to the dean a very pleasant letter. I wish I had known he felt that way before all this publicity.
In informal remarks before speaking at a forum on Christian-Muslim relations, Archbishop Carey said part of the reason he is perceived as divisive by some is due to his support of conservative Episcopal churches and groups within the United States. All Saints, for example, recently entered into a supplemental episcopal oversight agreement with the Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane, Bishop of Washington.
Over the course of two days, Archbishop Carey who is co-chair of the Council of 100, which is seeking to bridge the gulf between the West and Islamic worlds led two forums, preached, and attended social events at All Saints. He urged Christians to present a strong, united front to Islam to help defuse fundamentalist Muslims hatred of the West. Today, when the Islamic world looks to the West, it sees a weak Christianity, charged Archbishop Carey. We must encourage Christian leaders to speak out and see that were not wandering away from our faith.
Well, until about the day before yesterday it was unprecedented for women to be Anglican priests, much less bishops. Whole lotta unprecedented stuff goin on in your church, Yer Worship.
She has denied that Jesus is the only Way to God, and she advocates same-sex marriage...and she is very clear about these beliefs. What should we wait for? A Change of mind?
It worked for St. Paul...
She's a TOTAL DISASTER! Dump her fast!!!!
give her space, give her time, pray for her. I think one has got to be tolerant and not condemn her before she has a chance.
We'll see how 'tolerant' Ms. Schori proves to be in her actions towards those Episcopalians under her jurisdiction who disagree with her. Will she 'give space' to the dioceses that have asked for oversight?
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