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Letters from 21 to 27 February 2011

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Pizza to Lambeth Palace?

it certainly seems to be more gracious to serve and share pizza than to argue about who has the right to consecrate, serve and share bread and wine, and who gets to come to the table to eat it. And who gets to punish those who do it 'wrong'.

Both the Covenant 'situation' and the situation in Wisconsin are probably a lot more complicated than that. Or maybe not.

Michelle C. Jackson
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
Elk Grove, California, USA
21 February 2011

Study, study, study . . . then: poof!

Thank you for the editorial of 21 February! I have always felt it a strength of Anglicanism that we have no litmus test for anything. It is enough to hold out hands, receive, and say "amen". That I might disagree with those to my literal and figurative right and left has nothing to do with their acceptance by God as He is manifest.

But now specifically regarding the covenant, maybe we can do the usual Anglican thing: study it for a trinity of decades like we do everything else, such that its potency and relevance vanishes?

W J Arnold PhD
St Mark's Church
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA
22 February 2011

As important as it gets

Dear friends,

It must be very important for you to break your policy of not taking sides. You did well — concise, even-handed, factual, reasoned. Thank you.

Lois Keen
Grace Episcopal Church, Norwalk, Connecticut
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
22 February 2011

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