Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Oxford University Confers Honorary Doctorate on Episcopal Presiding Bishop

By David W. Virtue
February 10, 2014

An Oxford Don and Anglican sociologist described the announcement as "disastrous and derisory...I'm ashamed of my alma mater." Episcopal liberals and progressives rejoiced in the announcement while one blogger described it as Scandalum magnum.

Across the Atlantic, Archbishop Justin Welby welcomed news that the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, is to be awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity by the University of Oxford. He commented, "I am delighted by the news that the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori is to receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of Oxford. This award, richly deserved, reaffirms Bishop Katharine's remarkable gifts of intellect and compassion, which she has dedicated to the service of Christ."

Read the full story at www.VirtueOnline.org

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