Church of England proposes ‘blessings’ for homosexual unions

LONDON (Reuters) – Church of England clergy would be able to “bless” same-sex relationships under long-awaited proposals unveiled on Thursday as the church adopts a more open – but disputed – approach to homosexuality.

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Editor’s note: What do you call it when grave sin is “blessed” by a purported Christian church? Would it be blasphemy, idolatry, sacrilege – all three? Or would it be something else?

Richard III should have a proper, genuinely Catholic funeral. Not a C of E affair.

A reader of Protect the Pope has made a very good point that should be taken up by the Bishop of Nottingham, Bishop Malcolm McMahon, King Richard III should be given a Catholic Requiem Mass in the Sarum Use, and not a Church of England funeral service. The remains of the sailors of the Mary Rose had a public requiem Mass in the Sarum Use, though this was choreographed by a CoE minister. King Richard III was a Catholic and he should receive a Catholic Requiem Mass presided at by a Catholic bishop.

Rifleman 819 writes:

[With the confirmation] through definitive DNA that the skeleton in the car park really is Richard 111 there is now talk of him being re-interred in the CoE Leicester Cathedral.

Richard Plantagenet died at Bosworth in 1485 in the Catholic Faith, a full 45 years before the English Reformation.

I hope that someone in the RC Hierarchy will forcefully point out that -whatever his alleged misdeeds-he should be given a solemn requiem Mass,of the Sarum Rite , maybe? in accordance with the state that England then was.

It would be the final humiliation to be buried again with the Catholicly-meaningless ceremonies of a church founded by the son of your sworn enemy Henry Tudor.

Soggy 21st century ecumenism would be wholly inappropriate.

Perhaps it would be the right thing to do to invite the ancient English Catholic recusant families to attend?-their ancestors having fought under various colours of Rose.’

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Senior Anglicans: Pope’s Anglican Initiative “Insensitive”. (I Wonder How They Classify Henry VIII’s?)

Senior Church of England figures have attacked Pope Benedict XVI’s offer to disillusioned Anglicans to convert to Catholicism, describing it as “predatory” and “insensitive”.

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Editor’s note: These guys ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

Hundreds of traditionalist clergy poised to leave Church of England for Rome.

Evidently, women priests and openly homosexual bishops have so strained the sensibilities of traditional Anglicans that the thought of women bishops is just a bit too much.

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