Skip to comments.Catholic Bishops to Leave N.C. Council of Churches
Posted on 10/01/2013 8:38:46 AM PDT by marshmallow
CHARLOTTE Both North Carolina Catholic bishops are resigning from the North Carolina Council of Churches, an ecumenical organization comprised of Christian church leaders from across the state, because the group supports some issues that contradict Catholic teaching.
In a Sept. 27 statement, Charlotte Bishop Peter J. Jugis and Raleigh Bishop Michael F. Burbidge said they "deeply value the long standing relationship with the North Carolina Council of Churches and have informed the Council of their strong desire to continue to work together on issues where there is substantial agreement."
However, the North Carolina Council of Churches has taken positions contrary to Catholic teaching on marriage, and the council does not formally oppose abortion. Catholics believe marriage is a covenant only between one man and one woman, and that the evil of abortion must be opposed in every instance.
The bishops said they and the council's leadership were unable to agree on a way they could remain members while continuing to uphold Catholic teaching.
The two dioceses will end their memberships effective Dec. 31, when the first year of the two-year term of the council's president, Alberta Hairston, ends. Hairston will step down as president of the council, in accordance with the bishops' decision.
Hairston, a member of St. Pius X Church in Greensboro and council member representing the Charlotte diocese for about 16 years, said she is disappointed that the council and the bishops could not find a way they could remain members, but the issue has been something they have all been struggling with for "four to five years."
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Any group that claims to be Christian and yet supports abortion and homosexual “marriage” is obviously a fraud. There should be no thought of Christians supporting such a group.
I’m ahockwd that they ever belonged, to begin with. Most “Councils of Churches” are just dens of thieves.
Ditto. They need to understand they live in a state that overwhelmingly approved a Constitutional amendment confirming marriage is ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN........and nothing else.
The previous Bishop of Raleigh was a liberal, and the previous Bishop of Charlotte got old and was out of touch with a lot of things. In the case of Charlotte, I suspect someone in the Chancery signed them up without Bishop Curlin's really being aware of it, although they probably dropped a note in his secretary's inbox.
Sorry for the typo. :o/
I thought it had a nice phlegmy look to it.
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Something in this appeals to the adolescent in me.
If our language doesn’t amuse us, we might as well all learn Esperanto.
I’m impressed that you managed to spell ahockwd twice the same way ;-).