(CEN) Broken communion for the Church of Ireland

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The outcry over the Bishop of Cashel & Ossory’s support for an Irish dean’s gay civil union has forced the bishop to skip the consecration of the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry.

Church leaders in Northern Ireland told The Church of England Newspaper that the Rt. Rev. Michael Burrows had been advised to stay away from the Sept 8 consecration of Bishop Patrick Rooke at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh. The bishop had been told his support for clergy gay civil unions had broken the collegiality of the church and his presence would cause some participants in the ceremony to refrain from receiving the Eucharist with him.

Bishop Burrow’s office did not respond to questions from CEN, but the Church of Ireland’s press officer did confirm that the bishop “did not attend and that this was his own decision. I have no knowledge of any advice from anyone about staying away or concern with regard to receiving communion.”

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesChurch of IrelandSexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings* TheologyEthics / Moral TheologySacramental TheologyEucharist

Posted September 26, 2011 at 8:35 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. AnglicanFirst wrote:

More self-justifying denial of “...the Faith once given…” damaging the Anglican Communion.

September 26, 1:29 pm | [comment link]
2. RMBruton wrote:

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

September 26, 4:51 pm | [comment link]
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