I see this is being talked about on private lists and other blogs, so why not mine? Here’s a bit from Father Z’s blog to bring you up to date:
The other day Archbishop Cordileone was “installed” (a fitting word given the shape of the Cathedral in San Francisco). You may recall that just days before the installation the Episcopalian (Episcopal) “Bishop” of California, Marc Andrus, wrote a hit piece, distorting Catholic doctrine concerning pastoral care of homosexual persons. I wrote about Andrus HERE. Among the ways Andrus bashed the Catholic Church and denigrated Archbp. Cordileone, there was also this:
Claiming that the appointment of Archbishop Cordileone was met with mixed reactions by San Franciscans of “all or no faith tradition,” Bishop Andrus invited Catholics “less at home” with their new bishop to “come to The Episcopal Church.”
At the end of my post about “Bishop” Andrus I wrote this:
I hope Archbp. Cordileone declines the first opportunity to share a worship space with this guy.
Stop the presses!
First, the website of the Episcopal Diocese of California issued a statement. (There isn’t a time stamp on the original post HERE, but the update shows that the Piskies fired the first shot). In that first statement, the Episcopalians explain that Andrus was not allowed to participate at the installation of Archbishop Cordileone.
There is some back and forth between the archdiocese and the Episcopalians, with differing accounts of why Andrus did not get seated.
Me? For whatever reason, I’m glad he did not sit in choir or process in with bishops of real churches. I really detest ecumenism of the lowest-common-denominator kind.