CofE: House of Bishops ignores General Synod

Posted by The_Elves

the House went on to consider issues arising from its current all male membership. It decided that until such time as there are six female members of the House, following the admission of women to the episcopate, a number of senior women clergy should be given the right to attend and speak at meetings of the House as participant observers. The intention is that eight members would be elected regionally from within bishops' senior staff teams (that include deans, archdeacons and others). ....

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Posted February 7, 2013 at 2:27 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

Why not just give themselves red robes and hold themselves out to be cardinals?  Better yet, make the senior women the cardinals so that the bishops are outranked to begin with!

February 7, 6:58 pm | [comment link]
2. Sarah1 wrote:

dwstroudmd+, this is one of the Meanest Comments I’ve seen in a long time.

Hopefully the elves will swiftly deal with such a divisive and hateful comment.

February 7, 11:16 pm | [comment link]
3. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

“The intention is that eight members would be elected regionally from within bishops’ senior staff teams”

Bit rough on the long-suffering wives when they take their personal assistants off for the weekend. 

House of Bishops to be renamed house of old women - no change there then.

February 7, 11:24 pm | [comment link]
4. Jeremy Bonner wrote:

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February 8, 6:11 am | [comment link]
5. Katherine wrote:

Oof, Pageantmaster.  Although I must say they are working at making it so few people can respect them.

February 8, 2:23 pm | [comment link]
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