Thursday, November 02, 2006

Cathedral bans the former Archbishop of Canterbury from speaking

Yeah. You heard that right. Boy, the CofE is a strange bird at times. Go read it at Amy's.


assiniboine said...

Well, it was the dean of a cathedral of the Church in Wales, not the Church of England, who disinvited Lord Carey (who, as a retired bishop of the Church of England is as to the Church in Wales a foreign bishop) from that cathedral's pulpit, so it's not really so odd as it might seem, Anglican churches being autocephalous.

That being said, when Lord Coggan (Robert Runcie's predecessor as +Cantuar) visited the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land as Archbishop of Canterbury in honour of that province's 100th anniversary -- the pan-provincial service of celebration, held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, had to use Saskatoon's downtown United Church of Canada as the venue, Anglican churches in western Canada being rather inadequate in size for such purposes -- I overheard one ranking prelate observe, not quietly, "Yeah, yeah, the Catholics have a Pope; we have a poop."

Gashwin said...


And yes, Wales -- not CofE. Mea culpa.

Anyway, I think it's not so much the juridical ability to ban a former Archbishop of Canterbury, as the reason why. He's become an "instrument of disunity." Do what? (As one asys in the South ... )