I think there is a tension between 'Affirming Catholicism recognises that this Measure represents a compromise by people on all sides of this debate' and 'recognising that in doing so it is enacting the will of the Church of England'. The latter emphasis seems to me unpleasantly coercive. Equally, however, I do greatly wish that opponents of WO (and, a fortiori, women bishops) would express a little more love for proponents of WO and women bishops.
This seems to me to be the best way forward. We in other Provinces, who have already enjoyed the nurturing ministry of women as priest and bishops in our Churches, would welcome this collegial advance.
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