Friday, September 21, 2007

Diet Catholics invade the Lower 9th!

True story.

(Diet Catholic = just one calorie of guilt, but all the rituals and traditions = Anglicans/Episcopalians.)

"Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams spent seven and a half hours behind closed doors today talking with 150 Episcopal bishops and delegates from overseas Anglican churches about rising tensions over homosexuality that threaten to rupture the Anglican Communion.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, left, blesses the incense he used to bless a former Walgreens in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans on Thursday.

He emerged from the Hotel InterContinental to be driven to the Lower Ninth Ward to see Episcopal hurricane relief efforts there, including a new church that will occupy a now-ruined drugstore a few steps from the home of New Orleans musician Fats Domino.

Williams blessed the grafitti-covered building and posed for pictures with curious bystanders. Diana Meyers, a worker with St. Anna's medical mission, gave Williams a rough, foot-tall wooden cross she said was made of the debris of wrecked shrimp and oyster boats."

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