Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Spinning Tops

Lewis Whyld's pool photo of ecclesiastical half-brothers the Archbishop of Canterbury and Benedict XVI worshiping in London's Westminster Abbey during the Pope's recent visit. Half-sisters Elizabeth I (the originating Anglican) and Mary Tudor (Roman Catholic to the end) are buried nearby, and side by side (not their idea). Were one or both spinning? If so, it would possibly be because they were powerful and accomplished women who now abide in the light of truth. This New York Times article details the tensions, almost all over gender, between Rome and British Anglicans. Benedict says it's a crime to promote ordaining women as priests, whereas it's actually a crime not to. What do you really think the queens would say?

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