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Church of England rejects compromise on women bishops; 70 clerics meet with Catholic bishop

Catholic World News - July 12, 2010

Paving the way for the ordination of women bishops with full governing powers, the House of Clergy of the Church of England has rejected a compromise proposal put forward by Archbishop Rowan Williams, the church’s primate, that would have permitted traditional parishes to be governed by a male bishop.

Seventy Anglican clergy met with Catholic Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham on July 10 to discuss the possibility of converting to Catholicism under the provisions of Pope Benedict’s 2009 apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus. One Anglican cleric estimated that 200 Anglican clergy are considering conversion.

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  • Posted by: Angelone - Jul. 13, 2010 10:29 AM ET USA

    Dear Anglican Brothers Welcome home

  • Posted by: Steve214 - Jul. 12, 2010 5:14 PM ET USA

    I'm not sure what keeps them there. Loyalty to a wife killer, murder, and adulterer? (The Founder.)

  • Posted by: raymondfrice9926 - Jul. 12, 2010 4:12 PM ET USA

    Sounds like the Anglican-pastors are turning out to be cafeteria Anglicans!! I wonder if they will become cafeteria catholics??

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