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Anglicans judge women unfit to be bishops

by | 21st, November 2012

SO. Women cannot be bishops in the Church of England. They cannot sit in House of Lords, as bishops are entitled. Maybe the women should establish a new branch of the Church, one that allow equality?

How can you express diversity within unity?

Cranmer notes :

It has been 20 years since the Established Church ordained women as priests, since which time some 5000 have responded to the call of God on their lives. Throughout the Worldwide Anglican Communion, provincial autonomy has permitted women to be consecrated bishops in accordance with cultural shifts in gender perspective. This has not merely been tolerated, but actively promoted.

For some, this development represents reformist progress; for others, it drives a wedge between Orthodox/Roman Christianity and the Anglican variety. Gender ‘equality’ is seen to trump church unity, and Anglican-Roman Catholic relations are impeded as a result. There are also those Roman Catholics who support women bishops in the hope that the Church of England disintegrates, perceiving it to be a means by

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