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Women Bishops in the Church of England?
Apostolicity ^ | 11/23/2005

Posted on 11/23/2005 9:26:36 AM PST by sionnsar

The Department of Dialogue and Unity
of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Said this in its response to the Rochester Report

"There is much to be said for the conclusion that the ‘theological logic that made it right for women to be ordained as priests also makes it right for them to be ordained as bishops’ (4.3.10). If the Church of England had made an irrevocable decision to ordain women as priests, there is an inescapable logic about the eventual ordination of women as bishops. The Church of England, however, talks of an ‘open process of reception’ for considering the rightness or otherwise of the decision to ordain women as priests, a process of discernment by which this development ‘could be either accepted or rejected’ (3.6.10). This process is one which ‘will continue until not just the Church of England but the “whole Church” comes to a common mind about the matter’ (3.6.16). Alongside the remaining impasse in the Church of England on the ordination of women as priests, the continuing process of reception of this development which is ‘hypothetically reversible’ (3.6.24) at very least raises serious questions about the timing of a decision to ordain women as bishops."

Read it all here.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: churchofengland; uk; women

1 posted on 11/23/2005 9:26:37 AM PST by sionnsar
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2 posted on 11/23/2005 9:27:10 AM PST by sionnsar (†† || (To Libs:) You are failing to celebrate MY diversity! || Iran Azad)
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1Cr 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

1Cr 14:35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

1Cr 14:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

1Cr 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

3 posted on 11/23/2005 9:47:47 AM PST by x5452
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