Like Chris Johnson, I’m amazed by this:
On a side-note, among the national Christian leaders invited to the cross-community prayer [with the Pope] was Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal church. Jefferts Schori declined the invite, citing a scheduling conflict; the US branch of Anglicanism will be represented by Bishop Mark Sisk of New York.
First, it is mildly disturbing that --Schori was invited. Surely the Vatican is aware of what a heretic and persecutor of the faithful she is.
But what is more amazing is that she declined to attend and cited a scheduling conflict in so doing. What, pray tell, does the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church do that is more important than meeting with the Pope? Suing the faithful? Approving strange liturgies? Meeting with David Booth Beers on how to better twist the canons? Promoting the UN Millennium Development Goals? Reviewing how many are leaving the Episcopal Church? What???