Skip to comments.New L.A. Episcopal Bishop's Historic Journey [Woman, Former Roman Catholic]
Posted on 12/27/2009 8:21:20 PM PST by Steelfish
New L.A. Episcopal Bishop's Historic Journey By Duke Helfand December 27, 2009
The Rev. Canon Diane Jardine Bruce still remembers the moment 23 years ago when she fell in love with the Episcopal Church. Raised as a devout Roman Catholic, Bruce happened to visit an Episcopal parish in New Mexico, where the mother of a friend was officiating.
Bruce was moved by the joy inside the sanctuary and delighted by the sight of the female priest, something prohibited by the Catholic Church. She found unexpected similarities between the two approaches, including the Eucharist.
"There was something about being in an Episcopal church that felt like I had come home," she said.
Two decades later, Bruce would make history by becoming the first woman elected suffragan, or assistant bishop, in the 114-year history of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
Bruce's ascent at the diocese's annual convention earlier this month was eclipsed to a large degree by controversy over the election at the same event of an openly gay priest, the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool of Maryland, to a second assistant bishop's post.
But many in the Los Angeles diocese speak of Bruce, the longtime rector of St. Clement's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in San Clemente, in reverential tones.
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Great! You can have her!
Episcopal Church? I thought that was extinct.
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They exist only as facades like movie sets on a western film.
No one is a “former” Catholic. Once baptized a Catholic, a person is always a Catholic.
So this could read
New L.A. Episcopal Bishop’s Historic Journey [Woman, Roman Catholic]
Isn’t there something called self-excommunication?
Is what you are talking about the church process where a person has to fill out papers for an abandoning of the Catholic Church and then have a hearing in front of a panel of priests to see if it is accepted and then granted?
But what about the mark of the Catholic Baptism. It is always present on the person’s soul and will be a blessing or a curse at the time of their particular judgment and then the final judgment?
You forgot the barf alert. This woman is an unrepentent homosexual too.
No I think the lesbian is her assistant bishop.
Her assistant is Mary Glasspool. Glasspool is lesbian.
She's "defected from the faith by a formal act," to use the phrase in Canon Law.
However, unless she's in an irregular marriage, she could certainly come back by making a good confession. Of course, she'd have to renounce all her offices and her membership in her non-Catholic ecclesial community.
OK, not paying enough attention. However, if one heartily approves of sexual perversion, especially in Church leadership, it’s as bad (or worse) than actually practicing it.
“My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.” - James 3:1
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