(Reuters) Church of England nears vote on women bishops

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Church of England paved the way on Thursday for a final vote on women bishops to go ahead in July, but supporters angry at last-minute concessions to traditionalists who favour an all-male clergy immediately threatened to scupper it.

After more than a decade of bitter wrangling, traditionalists and liberals appeared no closer to finding a workable blueprint this week with the opposing sides predicting future chaos or departures from the Anglican mother church.

Read it all and there are a lot of other stories there as well.

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Posted May 25, 2012 at 7:58 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

For the life of me, I don’t understand why they couldn’t just continue the Flying Bishops scheme. Most Anglo-catholics I know in the C of E were perfectly willing to continue with that, if under duress. Let sleeping dogs lie.

May 25, 1:37 pm | [comment link]
2. Ad Orientem wrote:

For the life of me, I don’t understand why they couldn’t just continue the Flying Bishops scheme.

Because the pretend bishops couldn’t stand the idea of some people not playing along.

May 25, 2:07 pm | [comment link]
3. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

Archbishops’ clarification - if that is not an oxymoron.

May 25, 7:55 pm | [comment link]
4. MichaelA wrote:

“Other Anglican provinces already have women bishops, including the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.”

A very few.  And none of those provinces are doing well in terms of growth, or even maintaining their current numbers and funds.

May 27, 7:34 pm | [comment link]
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