Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Women bishops demonstrate the Anglican tradition of compromise

From the London Telegraph-

The second link is to a story in the Guardian.

The week between Christmas Day and the New Year is traditionally when the clergy take a break after the rigours of Advent and the great feast. It's a hiatus in the life of the Church, a kind of Pinteresque pause: a time for reflection and the re-charging of spiritual batteries.

Not this year. Last Sunday, five English bishops independently told the Sunday Telegraph how dissatisfied they were with the Government's economic policies. The Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch, the Bishop of Manchester, went so far as to call Gordon Brown's regime "morally corrupt" for encouraging instant gratification through the racking up of personal debt.

Then, hardly a day later, the Church of England let it be known that it intends to press ahead with the introduction of women bishops , while providing "complementary" male bishops for those clergy who are opposed to the change.


The Guardian


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