Church of England inches closer to women bishops
May 10, 2010
The Church of England has inched closer to the ordination of women bishops with the release of draft legislation on May 8 that would make it “lawful for the General Synod to make provision by Canon for enabling a woman to be consecrated to the office of bishop.” The legislation will be debated in July.
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- Stage set for key July debates on legislation to enable women to be bishops (Church of England
- 'Fresh turmoil' over women bishops (UKPA)
- Church of England paves way for women bishops (Reuters)
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Posted by: jeremiahjj -
May. 11, 2010 11:05 AM ET USA
I see no reason why a church that ordains women priests should not also ordain them bishops. Anglicans long ago gave up any pretense at clergy acting in persona christi. They do not have apostolic succession and they have not followed Christ's model of selecting male leaders. What's the big deal now about consecrating women bishops? They could have done it long ago.