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Colorado Episcopal Church Ordains Lesbian

Timothy Kincaid

January 10th, 2009

From the AP:

The Episcopal Diocese of Colorado is ending its so-called “period of restraint” on ordaining gay priests.

Bishop Robert O’Neill ordained Mary Catherine Volland to the priesthood during a ceremony at St. John’s Cathedral on Saturday.

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toujoursdan
January 12th, 2009 | LINK

I am a bit confused. The issue spliting the TEC was the ordination of non-celibate gay bishops, not priests. I have attended the ordination of several openly gay priests in the Diocese of New York and Long Island over the past year and have never seen this issue come up on the Episcopal blogs.

Perhaps the Dio of CO had a local provision in place, but that certainly isn’t a national policy. The canons specifically allow for the ordination of gay priests and the last General Convention resolution talked about a period of restaint for the election of bishops only.

Methinks an AP reporter is a bit confused.

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