Thursday, January 22, 2009

No Female Bishops for Proposed New Province

No women Bishops? As far as I know only one group in Common Cause Ordains women to the Priesthood. Peter Frank is quoted later in the article as saying "an all-male episcopacy was enshrined in the canons of the proposed province." Enshrined?

Some Anglo-Catholics might be uneasy with the predominance of evangelicals among those seeking a third North American province of the Anglican Communion. But the leadership of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has thrown its support behind the movement in part because of assurances that there will be no women bishops, according to the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker, Bishop of Fort Worth.

“Though we have our continuing differences over the issue of the ordination of women, Bishop Duncan and the [Common Cause Partnership] lead bishops have given assurances that there will be no women bishops in the new province and that the historic, traditional theological position on this matter will be protected, respected and welcomed,” Bishop Iker said.

1 comment:

patsykay said...

Yet again, Duncan sells out to whomever and whatever will bring him his desired Primate position. How can any woman clergy put up with being trashed like this? Bet to the back of the bus, girls!!