Saturday, September 21, 2013

Anglicans Pick Female Bishop ... in Ireland

As you know, the Church of England ordains women to the priesthood, but not, thus far, to the episcopate.  It's a testy situation among some of their faithful, who seem not grasp the concept of "in for a penny, in for a pound."

Their recalcitrance may get a little harder to maintain now that the [Anglican] Churches of Wales and Ireland have signaled that female bishops are jake with them, and that the C of I has has actually elected one to the post.

The Rev. Pat Storey of Derry will become the new Bishop of Meath and Kildare.  According to the Guardian, she is 53, was ordained in 1997, has two grown children and is married to a priest.

We extend our deepest condolences to the Bishop-Elect Storey and her family.

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