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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Why is the Episcopal Church near collapse?

In a postscript to my previous entry I quoted the Rev Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes' suggestion that female bishops from countries whose Anglican churches already allow them into the episcopate – such as the US or Australia – advise the Church of England bishops "as equals". I drew attention to just two examples of why we should not.

As if more convincing were needed, one only has to read this report on the near collapse of the Episcopal Church in the US under the leadership of the Archbishop of Wales' hero, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. The Archbishop of Wales is to have a leading role in the nomination of the next Archbishop of Canterbury. At least the American born, former Chair of WATCH should be pleased since it is all pointing towards the sort of anything goes church she envisages for us.

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  1. I shouldn't have watched that interview with Rees. I threw up half-way when she mentioned her interpretation.

  2. I note that the hatchet job on TEC which you cite is factually inaccurate and has about as much reality in it as Through the Looking Glass, which is where some folks on the reactionary right seem to reside. If you want to be a troglodyte about women bishops in your own nation, AB, by all means - I trust you'll get your just desserts. But until you swim the pond and join the TEC, shove off, mate!