Comments: Civil Marriage in Washington DC

Meanwhile, the Roman Catholic Church archdiocese there in all it's closeted wisdom seeks to annul health care benefits to all married couples as a form of protest:

While at the same time they plug a hole in the dike in Rome:


Posted by evensongjunkie (formerly cbfh) at Friday, 5 March 2010 at 1:40pm GMT

Always the true Liberal, Bp Chane respects the consciences of both sides.

Posted by Davis d'Ambly at Friday, 5 March 2010 at 5:02pm GMT

Wonderful, Mazel Tov! :-D

[Dahveed, any word from the IgAngMexico, about whether priests there can have any function at SSMs in Mexico City? (Con muchas felicidades a todos los novios! :-D)]

Posted by JCF at Friday, 5 March 2010 at 7:47pm GMT

“Through the grace of Holy Baptism, there are no second class members of the Body of Christ. We are of equal value in the eyes of God, and any one of us may be called by the Holy Spirit into holy relationships as well as Holy Orders.”
- Bp. John Chane, +Washington -

This Anglican Bishop of Washington deserves a place on the Anglican Consultative Council - for his Gospel-based and eirenic proclamation of the grace of God directed towards the emancipation of faithful monogamous same-sex relationships in his diocese. He'd be a good candidate for the Vacancy now exisiting in the english Diocese of Rochester.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 5 March 2010 at 10:07pm GMT

"This Anglican Bishop of Washington ..." Chane is the Episcopal Bp of Washington ... there well may be one or more "Anglican" ones. Chane is a TEC Bp who is, of course, in communion w/the ABC, and thus in communion with the Anglican Communion. I'm feeling picky tonight!

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Saturday, 6 March 2010 at 4:06am GMT

Cynthia, you are entitled to be 'picky' on this site - and I deserve it. Fancy calling a TEC Episcopal Bishop by the title 'Anglican'! Only joking, but you do have a point. I should be more careful with my language - but we are experiencing strange times within the Communion.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Saturday, 6 March 2010 at 9:54am GMT

Well Bishop Chane is the only official "Anglican" Bishop in D.C., so you're both correct.

MY question to the ACNA's/Anglican Catholic Church of North America/Reform Episcopal et. al., is why do they call themselves Anglican, when they are surely not? Big question.

Posted by evensongjunkie (formerly cbfh) at Saturday, 6 March 2010 at 5:55pm GMT
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