View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Rev. Ragsdale cracks a joke (?)

On the murder of abortionist Dr. George Tiller:

“This is about the loss of a man who was a saint and a martyr. He was a prayerful man who put his life at risk to protect others and died for it." - Rev. Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, new president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School.

Dr. Tiller may have had a warped sense that killing of unborn children was a moral thing to do - I leave it to God to read his soul - but to have a church official, someone charged with training future Episcopal priests, calling him a saint???

It would be nice if this was just a joke.

Given recent actions by the Episcopal Church - including its ready acceptance of Father Alberto Cutié - this statement just adds to questions about this denomination's credibility. It's certainly getting harder to take it seriously.


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