Religion: Episcopalians' Semi-Schism Upset over women clergy, traditionalists defy the church

Upset over women clergy, traditionalists defy the church

I do not consider that the churches of the Anglican Communion have authority to change the historic Tradition of the church that the Christian ministerial priesthood is male . . .

Perhaps the most outspoken signer of that defiant declaration was Andrew Craig Mead, the rector of the Church of the Advent in Boston. Church traditionalists like himself, Mead charged, for too long have been "victims of exclusion, ridicule and financial pressure," and are tired of being treated by church liberals as if they were "brain-dead." Mead and 1,800 like-thinking Episcopalians retaliated earlier this month during a three-day meeting in Fort...

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