Thursday, May 03, 2007

Jim McGreevey: Episcopal Priest?

Former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey isn't going to jail; he's going to an Episcopal seminary.

McGreevey has been accepted to study at the General Theological Seminary in New York, the oldest in the Episcopal Church, school spokesman Bruce Parker said Wednesday. Parker did not know whether the former governor wants to become a priest.

"Mr. McGreevey has been admitted to the master of divinity program and he will be starting in the fall," Parker said. "Where Mr. McGreevey goes with this is up to him.

...His estranged wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, has demanded that their 5-year-old daughter not be allowed to receive communion in the Episcopal Church because she is being raised a Roman Catholic.

Ordain a disgraced, openly gay, scandal-ridden, potentially office-abusing, adulterer? It's in keeping with everything they've done of late.



Blogger Jordan Stratford+ said...

They haven't made him a priest, they've allowed him to benefit from Formation. Sounds like he could use it.

There's also this new thing, "forgiveness", you may have heard of it.

Excellent blog btw.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Ben Johnson said...

In traditional theology, we would say the former governor would be better served by a penance than potential ordination.

God bless,

9:49 PM  

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