Who Would Have Thunk?

This has left me speechless. You will NEVER guess who these guys are:

“More Baptist pastors adopt bishop title

Backers say promotion helps value leadership”


The title of bishop, accompanied by such emblems of authority, was uncommon among hierarchy-spurning Baptists until recently, but it is being adopted by a growing number of Baptist pastors, most of them African-American. Borders and other new bishops have acquired some of the ceremonial garb — croziers (pastoral staffs), zucchettos (skullcaps) and chasubles (robes) — that their spiritual forefathers left behind when they broke from the Church of England in the 17th century. Some, including Borders, have even embraced the doctrine of apostolic succession — the belief in an unbroken line from Jesus’ apostles to today’s bishops.

This is quite a development.  Well. I don’t see how they can continue to be critical of the authority issues in the Catholic Church. Perhaps this will be a step towards unity. I can hope.

Nothing is impossible with God.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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1 Response to Who Would Have Thunk?

  1. hno3burns says:

    If they want to encourage respect for leadership, why don;t they just become Catholic, no offense.


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