The central body of the Anglican Church voted in 2008 to allow women bishops in that main body. Women bishops are already a reality in the Episcopal church in the United States, as well as in Canada and Australia.
I see in an article in the Guardian that an official committee is proposing to water down duties allowed to Women Bishops. In this Anglican Tampon Rulebook for Women Bishops Only - a new Subcategory is being created for these new female bishops. This is a feeble attempt to glue back together parts of the Anglican Church falling away over misogyny.
In other words, Anglican Female Bishops would be a new category of Deacon or what have you with a cardboard placard around her neck saying “Bishop”. If you are a male chauvinist you do not have to go to “her” to have a church matter ruled on if you don’t like that particular sex. (They are not quite themselves every day of the month if you know what I mean – they ain’t men - lack a penis so to speak.)
Church removes power from women bishops
According to the amended law, this move would allow the male bishop to perform certain functions, such as communion and confirmation, in order to accommodate parishioners and clergy hostile to female bishops.That aside, the female hating Anglican Communion worldwide along with the gay hating Anglican Communion worldwide can now drive up to a new fast food sacramental entity, the Roman Catholic church.
It follows heavy lobbying from those opposed to the concept of women bishops who have demanded special care in the event of their ordination, an event unlikely to occur before 2014.
What Churchill would not surrender to the Germans in WWII in territory, the Anglicans are about to surrender in spirit to the German Pope, Benedict XVI.
The Vatican bureaucracy tripping over Leo XIII’s 1896 edict that said that Anglican Clergy were shit and not validly ordained – now wants to cut red tape - now wants to not only welcome gay hating and women hating Anglican clergy but are willing to accept whole communities as well.
Roman Catholic church to receive Anglicans
It will be the first time since the Reformation in the 16th century that entire Protestant communities have reunited with Rome. The first group likely to take advantage of the new rules is the Traditional Anglican Community (TAC), which broke off from the rest of the community in 1991 and claims to have more than 500,000 members worldwide.While there is the promise of continued Anglican traditions under a “separate and not equal” branch of the RC church, the fall away Anglicans will not have any say in RC matters because “Married Men” cannot become bishops (thank god = no threat of women or openly gay bishops). You can take your fears about gays and women, hide from reality of the real world, and accept second class citizenship in another Christian sect. Real Cool!
Other groups unhappy with developments in the Anglican Communion are also expected to accept the invitation from the Vatican. Traditionalists, including thousands in the Church of England, have long threatened to defect to Rome over issues such as the ordination of women and gay people…
He said that, under the new arrangements, Anglican communities that joined the Catholic church would be able to keep their own liturgy while remaining outside the existing dioceses. Their pastoral care would be entrusted instead to their own senior prelates, who would not necessarily become Catholic bishops. This is a way around the problem that in the Catholic church, as in the Orthodox churches, married men are not allowed to become bishops.
Not Real Christian!
This all reminds me of Henry II given a Papal Bull in 1155 giving him permission to invade and steal Ireland in exchange for the abolishment of the centuries old Celtic Christian Church which allowed women to be ordained as priests. Ireland has never been the same since then politically or religiously.
The Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic church will never be the same again after today.
This vampirism of Rome feeding on the modern day fears of Anglicans is not a step forward. It is cannibalism and proof of the rapid decline of Christianity in the west. Cannabalism is the last stage of any culture or civilization.
There are satellites of hope here in America and around the world that have seen the future of Christianity. On the other side of the coin, it would seem that a large number of Christians will accept the word of their leaders that a ride into hell is better than rethinking the matter of women and gays as valid human beings and definitely wholesome and valid children of God.
Brick by brick, marble stone by marble stone, the vandals took the old bones of the dead Rome of the dead Roman Empire apart.
Church closing by church closing and school closing by school closing - are removing the bricks and stones of the two thousand year old Christian tradition.
Departing and switching congregations playing a game of religious musical chairs is not part of the Jesus message of Love.
How can the command to “Love one another” be so hard to fulfill?