Church-state ties on full display at royal wedding

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) When Prince William and Kate Middleton walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey on Friday (April 29), Britain’s unique and historic ties between church and state will be on full display. Some here think — even hope — it could also be the last powerful stroll for church and state in this […]

  • Fr. Tony Clavier

    The monarch’s title of Supreme Governor of the Church of England as far as the Law of Christ Alloweth is constitutional and not personal. The Queen plays no part in the government of the CofE at all, except in her ceremonial but not actual appointment of bishops.

    In fact there is about as much enthusiasm in England for disestablishment as there is for a republic. I’m afraid this article is not made of whole cloth.