Friday, July 23, 2010

Priest Under Fire for Serving Communion to Dog - News

There are some things that are so ridiculous that one barely knows where to start. Here we have a story of an Anglican priestess giving "Communion" to a dog. Fortunately, since the priestess is ontologically incapable of consecrating Communion, it is more comedic than anything else. But it does highlight for any thinking person the problem that has occurred in the Anglican world by abandoning any semblance of loyalty either to the authority of Scripture or the authority of Apostolic tradition. Read it and weep if you are in the Anglican Communion. Read it and thank God Almighty if you are in the ACC or its churches that share full communion with her.

Priest Under Fire for Serving Communion to Dog - News

1 comment: said...

Dear Shrinking Cleric

I wonder if you would be kind enough to expand on your remark "Since she is ontologically incapable of consecrating communion..."

For a long time now, I've been looking for a coherent theological account why female ordination is incorrect, but cannot find one. The only articles one comes across are, quite frankly, rather silly and simply hash over the "headship" issue. I have long suspected there's far more to it than this, and your use of the word "ontology" suggests I am right.

Are there any books you can recommend?

I realise that this is an odd request, perhaps, but it seems to me that traditional laywomen end up having to rely on "gut" or find themselves defending "a woman's place is in the home" sort of position.

If you have time to help, thank you, but I quite understand you may not have time.

My email address is:

Jane Smith (Pretoria, South Africa)