Since the Church of England has dominated British/English soil since Henry VIII, most priests are vicars, which are unique to Anglicanism.
Right wing terrorist and cult leader David Koresh was famously killed in the Waco Siege. His followers saw him as the Messiah, and many of them ignored the immortality his “spiritual” brides , some whom were as young as 11 years old.
While the Southern Baptist Church nominally claims that all women are equal in church functions, they do also firmly believe that women can’t be pastors.
King Henry VIII’s trusted man Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was in a “non canonical” marriage and he had children with his de facto wife. The celibacy of English Catholic priests were not taken seriously at the time.
Flawed morally as he was, I did like Cardinal Thomas Wolsey on The Tudors. The 2nd highest ranking Catholic, Wolsey was pretty much King Henry VIII’s right-hand man on many issues of state. Unlike many Catholics, Wolsey was deeply loyal to the King and ignored many of his faults. But part of that stemmed fromContinue reading “Things I Like: Cardinal Wolsey (The Tudors)”