Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Not your typical Episcopal parish


I remember remarking to someone that S. Clement's in Philadelphia used to have a statement on their website that the Catechism of the Council of Trent was their doctrinal standard. That's not your typical Episcopal parish, of course, but it sounds fine to me. If you were looking for the proof, here it is, courtesy of the Wayback Machine.

Under item V. of the church's Mission Statement it states:
The final arbiter of doctrine is reckoned to be the Catechism of the Council of Trent. S. Clement’s rejects the errors of the Episcopal Church of the last thirty years; the so-called “ordination of women,” feminist theology, the new permissive marriage canons, the “revised liturgies,” and so on.

3 comments:

The young fogey said...

I remember; thank you. And I'm adding it to this.

Mr DG Fulton said...

Those were the days....

Anonymous said...

Here's the latest from St. Clement's...

http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=13210

So much for St. Clement's...I always knew they were a bit precious...