"We [will] give them what they charge for an hour or a half hour, $45 or whatever it is, if they will stand with three or four of us sharing our faith," says Michael Pfleger, pastor of the Roman Catholic St. Sabina's Church. The outreach, which the Chicago Sun-Times says has energized and excited parishioners, will take place at an undisclosed time this week.
"There has been a dignified listening to the points of view of primates who come from provinces who say it is totally wrong to consider the blessing of same-sex marriages and the ordination of lesbians and homosexuals," said Irish Archbishop Robin Eames, spokesman for the meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion in Oporto, Portugal. "We have listened as they have expressed dignified anger."
"We noted with deep concern the recent consecrations in Singapore intended to provide extended episcopal oversight for Anglicans in the USA who, for various reasons, believe that their pastoral needs and theological commitments are not provided for by the Episcopal Church, and who consequently feel alienated from its life," said an official statement from the primates meeting. "Despite the strength and sincerity of these feelings, such action taken without appropriate consultation poses serious questions for the life of the Communion. The Archbishop of Canterbury's letter of 17th February 2000 to the bishops of the Communion expresses a view that is endorsed by this meeting. … It is our firm hope that in future no steps, damaging to our mutual trust, will be taken."
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