18 March 2010

Worth a Thousand Words

Mary Glasspool, right, is shown in December with Diane M. Jardine Bruce and L.A. Bishop J. Jon Bruno after the two women were elected bishops in the Episcopal Church. Glasspool said Wednesday that she was "overjoyed" her ordination was approved. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

On 17 March 2010, the Feast of St. Patrick, the Episcopal Church took one more wretched step on the long and winding road of becoming a Gnostic sect when approval was announced for the "ordination" of Mary Glasspool as a bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles . Since I was baptized in the Episcopal Church, this is a particular sadness for me, and it is a catastrophe for the few credal Christians left squatting in that once noble but now bare, ruined choir.