Comments: women bishops delay

And certain archbishops and bishops in the Church of England think the Episcopal Church in the US doesn't know how to run a church!

Posted by Grandmère Mimi at Saturday, 16 January 2010 at 12:43am GMT

As the women and children in Haiti suffer.

Posted by Michael Povey at Saturday, 16 January 2010 at 1:21am GMT

Delay delay delay. What a crock. I wonder what that forthright and bright monarch, Eliz I would have said about this crapping around?

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Saturday, 16 January 2010 at 2:18am GMT

Oh for heaven's sake Get Over Your Selves! Just do it, allow women to be bishops, and then send a large chunk of money, aid, people, to Haiti. Better yet - send with that aid women, who would have brought more useful gifts to Mary and the baby Jesus [casseroles, diapers, blankets].

And please send money to Episcopal Relief and Development for Haiti.

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Saturday, 16 January 2010 at 5:33am GMT

Will the Church of England please "come out" and be proud of being Protestant and stop pretending to be something it never was.

Posted by Robert Ian williams at Saturday, 16 January 2010 at 12:43pm GMT

Too busy worrying about which maniple to wear Cynthia, there are priorities you know..

Posted by choirboyfromhell at Saturday, 16 January 2010 at 1:12pm GMT

Maybe it's time that The Episcopal Church sends a couple of bishops to England to investigate the situation of gay people and women within the Church of England. And then, issue a report. Wonder how Williams et al would react when the shoe is on the other foot, wot?

Kurt Hill
Brooklyn, NY

Posted by Kurt at Saturday, 16 January 2010 at 5:38pm GMT

"Maybe it's time that The Episcopal Church sends a couple of bishops to England to investigate the situation of gay people and women within the Church of England. And then, issue a report. Wonder how Williams et al would react when the shoe is on the other foot, wot? - Kurt Hill

Let's try a variation on this, Kurt.

TEC could not send a delegation to England for this or any similar purpose without risking substantial damage to itself, in terms of brotherly/sisterly affection among (otherwise friendly) other provinces of the Anglican Communion.

However, three or four RETIRED bishops of TEC could certainly perform its own visitation and investigation, without sanction from the Presiding Bishop, to determine whether the CofE is disenfranchising members, or clergy, who happen to be gay/lesbian, or who happen to be female.

There could even be an effort made to provide informal "alternative episcopal support" to any CofE parishes which request that from these bishops.

And, as you suggest, I agree that the CofE's central hierarchy would be even more offended about this limited intervention than TEC or ACofC have apparently been by the episcopal hit squads sent out by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Posted by Jerry Hannon at Sunday, 17 January 2010 at 12:32am GMT

I think alternative pastoral support is needed in many places and by many people, lay and ordained, the UK.

I sometimes need that support and it is not always easy to find or access it.

Posted by suem at Sunday, 17 January 2010 at 4:52pm GMT

What exactly is a "code of practice"? Is such a thing currently used to regulate things other than WO in the CofE? And why did opponents to WO take up the slogan "A code of practice will not do"?

Posted by BillyD at Sunday, 17 January 2010 at 10:56pm GMT
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