The Episcopal Bishop of Dallas was Invited to the White House to see the Pope

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Check it out.

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Posted April 25, 2008 at 7:08 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. anon wrote:

I heard a rumor that the PB was invited, but declined to attend, due to “schedling conflicts” (Miami).  Does anyone know if this is true?  Who else from TEC was invited and declined/went?  Why wasn’t the formal representative of our church at such a major event?

April 25, 8:21 am | [comment link]
2. Bernini wrote:

#1, I’m curious about that, too. I can’t help but think of this interview in the NYT a year and a half ago, and this question in particular:

Q: Have you met Pope Benedict?
A: I have not. I think it would be really interesting.

Oh well. Maybe next time…

April 25, 8:45 am | [comment link]
3. Words Matter wrote:

Bishop Schori was invited to the ecumenical prayer service at St. Joseph’s parish in New York, but declined to attend, citing a prior engagement, I think to dedicate a building in Salt Lake City. Bishop Sisk of New York was there, and was among a group of local church leaders presented to the pope at the end of the ceremony. I think the TEC ecumenical officer, or someone like that, was in attendance as well.

April 25, 9:08 am | [comment link]
4. evan miller wrote:

Thank you +Stanton for letting us share in this wonderful occassion and thank you Dr. Harmon for making it available on T19.

April 25, 9:23 am | [comment link]
5. Marie Blocher wrote:

I like the way Bp Stanton closed his description of
the event.

“Upon this rock I will build my Church.”
Pope Benedict, Peter’s successor, is indeed a rock
of faith and faithfulness.

It was blessing to be in his presence.

Marie at Rez

April 25, 9:27 am | [comment link]
6. Albany* wrote:

The BP has no time for quite a number of things.

April 25, 9:30 am | [comment link]
7. Sarah1 wrote:

I’m curious as to who was involved with the invitation to Bishop Stanton.

April 25, 9:31 am | [comment link]
8. IamaXian wrote:

In response to #7:
I cannot respond with certainty as to how Bishop Stanton received his invitation, but I do know that Laura Bush’s college roommate (whom is she still very close to) is a member of one of the larger Episcopal parishes in Dallas.

April 25, 10:44 am | [comment link]
9. montanan wrote:

My goodness, Bp. Stanton certainly speaks very warmly and admiringly of The Pope.  One wonders if he speaks in the same tone of the TEC PB.

April 25, 12:10 pm | [comment link]
10. Crypto Papist wrote:

Well, let’s see if we can sort this out, montanan . . .  the Holy Father and Bp Stanton both share a commitment to the unchanging Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Apostolic Faith.  And KJS . . . ?

April 25, 12:46 pm | [comment link]
11. montanan wrote:

I left TEC for an Ugandan Anglican parish - which most of my TEC parish founded when we left.  I have often thought how appealing the RCC is in many ways (though I cannot aquiesce enough to some of the doctrine to swim the Tiber) because of the reasserted faithfulness evident since B16’s predecessor cleaned up the bishops and seminaries.  So I wonder for people like Bp. Stanton, who speaks so very warmly and admiringly of His Holiness B16, if there isn’t a pull that way, much as there apparently was/is for former Bps Herzog and Steenson.  To be honest, I’ve wondered that with Rev. Dr. Harmon, given the warmth and extensiveness of his coverage of B16’s visit.  (Kendall - I don’t write this to pry - just to state a pondering.  Please do not feel compelled to respond.)

April 25, 2:35 pm | [comment link]
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