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The Church of England's General Synod voted in favour of consecrating living Gentile women as bishops and against safeguards demanded by traditionalists opposed to the move.

A Church group will now draw up a code of practice to try to reassure critics.

But Roman Catholic leaders believe this goes against the will of Christ, who chose only dead Jewish men as his apostles.

Date: 2008-07-09 07:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
Yay, it is good. :-)

who chose only dead Jewish men as his apostles.


Date: 2008-07-09 09:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vashti.livejournal.com
I can't help liking Rowan Williams. He's forever saying stuff that makes me think he really gets what Christianity is meant to be about.

*points to recent "Jesus would have hung out with the traditionalists *and* the liberals" speech as indicator*

Date: 2008-07-09 09:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vashti.livejournal.com
And, of course, he's named after a respectable pagan tree.

Date: 2008-07-09 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
And is a Druid. :-)

Date: 2008-07-09 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Oh, he's great. And now, it seems, he gets to be less constrained by the Jerusalem Tendency.

Date: 2008-07-09 12:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souldier-blue.livejournal.com
Were they dead when he picked them?

Date: 2008-07-09 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Well, he was known for miracles.

It would've been even more of a miracle if he'd picked the women, though, since they hadn't even been born for almost two thousand years at that point.

Date: 2008-07-09 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souldier-blue.livejournal.com
No women were born for two thousand years? Eh, what?

My flat is in the basement of a church - it's a catholic church, and the vicar is married. I can't figure it out, either LOL

Date: 2008-07-09 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Well, those particular ones weren't.

That's a rather peculiar set of circumstances, indeed.

Date: 2008-07-09 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com
Is he an anti-women-priests objector who poped back in the '90s?

Date: 2008-07-10 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souldier-blue.livejournal.com
I've never quite had the balls to ask, but that does seem like the only possibility really. So all the more ironic that I'm renting the flat in the basement of the church.


Date: 2008-07-17 07:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sashagoblin.livejournal.com
Hello! :o)I'm Sasha, i'm the friend of Elly's jumping up and down about dirty Restoration theatre and I found your journal really interesting, so I've friended you. I hope you don't mind! No obligation to do so in return - whilst i'm sure mine has its caharms, it does shuttlesomewhere between fretting and feminism-heavy ED rants, so may well be best avoided... :oP

Re: Er.

Date: 2008-07-18 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Hello, and thank you!

Re: Er.

Date: 2008-07-19 11:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sashagoblin.livejournal.com
:o) any time! i have a genetic predisposition to approve of anybody who not only thinks but also possesses duelling swords anyway, so it was only a matter of time.. :oP

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