The Church of England General Synod has voted to have women bishops, and surprising to me, it has also voted not to provide formal safeguards for Anglo Catholic traditionalists who are opposed. Instead there will be an unwritten ‘code of practice’ to minister to opponents of the innovation. The Daily Telegraph reports here. Damian Thompson comments here, saying the Church of England has, at last, confirmed that it is a Liberal Protestant Church, not part of the ancient Catholic Church.
My only disagreement with Damian is his headline, “The Church of England is Protestant again.” I disagree with the word ‘again.’
UPDATE: George Pitcher writes here on how nasty the debate in General Synod was.
Fr Ray reports the Vatican’s response here.