Tuesday, 9 July 2013


So where does the decision of General Synod yesterday leave Catholic Anglicans? Although he disputes saying it, the Archbishop of Canterbury has been reported as saying once the legislation is passed and we have women Bishops those who don't like it can like it or lump it. Nothing new in that then; that has been the attitude of the supporters of women bishops all along to those of us who are opposed.

As far as I can see the new proposal offers traditionalists pretty well nothing except a vague promise that we “will be able to flourish”  All we need to do is put our trust in the Bishops. When I heard that I thought of::-

Psalm 146:3-5 King James Version (KJV)

3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

What the Bishops and the other supporters have not taken into account is that they still need a two thirds majority to finally bring this innovation into the church. Unless provision is made for traditionalists the necessary legislation could very well be defeated yet again.

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