Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Grey Lady Weighs in

For those who do not know, the New York Times is called the Grey Lady (possibly because of the dark splotches the newsprint leaves on your fingers!)

In an article about the C of E:
The vote came at an awkward time for the Most Rev.
Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, who leads the worldwide Anglican Communion, with a claimed membership of about 80 million, about 55 million of them active in church affairs. His efforts to prevent a schism within the church in Britain have taken place against a background of deep division between liberals and traditionalists within the Anglican church worldwide, mainly over the issue of homosexuality within the clergy......

At a meeting last week in Jerusalem, the conservatives voted to create a separate body within the Anglican union to carry the fight against the American church and its liberal allies, amid warnings that the new body could form the basis for a separate church if the conservatives’ demands went unheeded. Archbishop Williams has condemned the move, saying that the new body has no legal standing and challenges Christian teachings of tolerance......

But traditionalists emerging from the meeting vowed to continue their fight and hinted that the risk of a breakup of the church remained. ...

“It’s getting worse; it’s going downhill very badly,” the Rev. David Houlding, a leader of the traditionalists, said after the York vote, according to a report by the newspaper The Guardian. “It’s quite clear that there is a pincer movement, and we’re being squeezed out.” But he added, “There will be no walkout — yet.”


11 comments:

Wayne said...

The NYT is called the "Grey Lady" because while many other newspapers added photographs to their pages (especially the NY tabloids), the Times maintained an all-type format. The newspaper jargon for too much type is, "grey." (As in: "That page needs a graphic or something. It iis too grey.")

~Wayne

IT said...

Thanks for the clarification, Wayne! My hypothesis was because when other papers had gone to splotchless ink, my fingers were still stained by the NY Times. Still are. I prefer my papers on paper...

IT

David G. said...

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish!!

Sounds harsh, but we've been played too long from the Crybabies of Anglican Communion.

If they want to make their own organization, so be it.

Just don't have the Audacity to call it Anglican!!

Wayne said...

BTW, the Wayne above is not this one, whose sig is Padre Wayne and who is soooo happy to see this new site!!! Blessings!!!

Padre Wayne, Affirming Catholic

Fred Schwartz said...

The funny thing is that the reasseerters will never know what the Gray Lady says, it happens to be on thier banned list of books and reading material. And BTW, aren't newspapers written at a 6th grade level? Just asking.

Counterlight said...

The Old Gray Lady ain't so gray anymore. There's color photos on the front page now. I'm still reeling from the shock. Next thing you know, they'll have a Sunday Comics page!
There goes civilization as we know it.

I think that the only NYC paper the segregationists read in the Post. Fred's right. I'm sure the Times is on the Index.
And the NY Times' liberalism is way overstated. Their editorial board is as liberal as any big Times Square landlord can possibly be.

David said...

No color Sunday comics ?!? Heresy!!

That's my favorite part of the paper ;) With my favorite edition, as a child, being from the San Antonio Light when we'd visit my grandmother's home there from our house in Austin...

fs said...

Here I always thought it was somehow related to the notion of an eminence gris.

On ++Rowan's predicament, imagine if Lincoln had agreed to little enclaves wherein slavery could still be practiced.

He deserves credit for trying to be inclusive of the exclusivists by indulging their exclusive desires, but the product of such a compromise would be a strange animal, neither fish nor fowl, trying at the same time to both walk and swim. Don't see how it could work. Poor Rowan, coming face to face with hard reality.

Anonymous said...

My cat prefers a layer of papers to litter box clay. That's ok by me, we don't have convenient paper recycling here anyway. And I don't think I am going to be too successful at getting her back to clay - she's 20, and expects to get her way.

Wayne said...

fs: "Here I always thought it was somehow related to the notion of an eminence gris."

Well that would give it another layer of meaning, which I'm sure also applied. Sort of like an old-fashioned maiden aunt, which always wore floor-length grey dresses over her button shoes.

~Wayne

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