Saturday, 8 May 2010

'Fresh turmoil' over women bishops

The Church of England is facing fresh turmoil within its ranks as it published proposals paving the way for the consecration of women bishops.

Women bishops would be created without safeguards demanded by opponents under plans drawn up by a group working on the legislation.

The scheme, to be debated at the Church's national assembly, rejects measures such as new dioceses or a special class of bishops to cater for objectors.

Instead, women bishops who might be appointed in the future would retain the authority to make local arrangements for objectors if necessary after referring to a statutory code of practice.

The proposals are expected to spark a walkout by some Anglo-Catholics and conservative evangelicals in the Church of England if they are approved by the General Synod of the Church of England meeting in York in July. Read more No comments will be posted without a full name and location, see the policy.

1 comment:

Katerina said...

Christ Is Risen!
Peace and love in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
From 1989 following conversion, instead of following Christ I was following denomination teachings, interpretations, etc, yet kept trying to find where His faith remained, unaltered, unchanged, and that of the 12 and 72 etc...
God led me to Orthodoxy through tears of repentance and parting to the True Faith kept unaltered since the first millenium: Orthodoxy - the Hearts true home. Peace for the soul and mind, struggling for the Kingdom not for denomination or domination.
Orthodoxy is waiting for you.
Come Home!
From Catrina , Katerina my Orthodox Name.
Convert from CofE, and various other denominations...

Love always, and peace.
May The Holy Theotokos and All Christs Saints pray for you,
now and ever and unto Ages of Ages, Amen.