HIGH NOON, ONE’S OWN CHURCH AND PEPSI ?????
Canterbury and York Get a Black Eye
As They Stumble Toward
HIGH NOON IN JULY
|H.M.QUEEN ELIZABETH II|
If the Head of the Church of England, now celebrating her 60th year on the Throne of England ( and Australia BTW), thought the proposal by her Archbishop of Canterbury and her Archbishop of York, to have the General Synod of her Church approve Women Bishops as long as they always had a male "Co-Bishop”, was daffy and theologically ignorant( forgetting the question of the invalid nature of Anglican Orders- which One prefers to do), she was not the only one.The " Jack and Jill" option had few friends.
|ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY ROWAN WILLIAMS|
and lavish hirsute adornment
In fact in the General Synod vote, the proposal was soundly trounced and the Archbishops of Canterbury and York along with it. So now the proposal for Women Bishops will go for a definitive vote to the next General Synod in July.This is High Noon to which Canterbury and York are stumbling and fumbling their way, knowing that approval of the proposal is likely, and that it will almost inevitably have two effects:
|ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP OF YORK JOHN SENTAMU|
AND SMILING COMPANION
. A new raft of defections of Bishops, Clergy and People to the Catholic Church and its Ordinariate structure, which Pope Benedict XVI-the Pope of Christian Unity- designed to call traditionally minded Anglicans Home to Christ's Church.
. The possible, even very likely, defection from the increasingly dubious "Anglican Communion", of most of the Anglican Church abroad, especially in Africa.
So it is, that in their clamor for their imagined "rights", the ladies seem likely to emulate Samson and bring the place down around their ears! Power for the Sisterhood - among the rubble.
H.M. Might like to reflect on the surprising words from the self- proclaimed atheist Philip Adams, writing in the AUSTRALIAN's WEEKEND MAGAZINE several years ago, when, bearing in mind the advertising slogan which proclaimed Coca Cola as "the real thing", he quipped that Protestant churches were mere PEPSI to Rome's COCA COLA! H.M. Would be most lovingly and sincerely welcomed Home. But Her Government and her Laws would require her to abdicate and, of course, surrender the Title of Head of the Church of England!
|ROME - ITS THE REAL THING!|
HERE, AND NOW, AND ALWAYS!