Here’s a bit of news likely to fan the flames of the fire that is burning the bridge between the Episcopal Church USA and the rest of the Anglican Communion. Just when one thought the struggle could not get meaner, nastier, and more destructive………..
News of McGreevey’s plans come a day after his estranged wife, former
first lady Dina Matos McGreevey, released her own tell-all memoir,
called Silent Partner: A Memoir of My Marriage. The McGreeveys are
embroiled in a nasty divorce and custody battle, which has boiled over
in recent weeks and led a Superior Court judge in Elizabeth to instruct
the couple to use common sense and remember that their daughter will
one day read everything they’re saying about each other.
in office, McGreevey’s pro-choice political stance put him at odds with
the Catholic church. And soon after his resignation, McGreevey began
attending Episcopal services. A central point of contention between the
McGreeveys in their divorce is whether their 5-year-old daughter, being
raised Catholic by Matos McGreevey, should be allowed to accept
communion while at services with her father.
Of the Episcopal
discernment protocols, Bean said: "There’s a whole process that takes
place within his parish here at St. Bart’s, of discernment. That is
followed by a process of further discernment at the diocesan level,
involving the bishop and all. The decison to go to seminary is part of
a more thorough process of discernment to ordination. It’s not just
going to seminary that gets you ordained … It’s a pretty extensive."
We’d say there’s enough meat on that bone for the whole pack to fight over.