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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A key panel within the Church of England has said church leaders must find a way to hold a second vote next summer to allow women to serve as bishops. By Trevor Grundy.


  1. “opponents in the General Synod’s traditionalist Catholic Group and the conservative group Reform have called for talks to break the deadlock.”
    Perhaps they want to talk now because their actions have stirred up enough anger that many are now talking about removing the so called “protections” for the minority that the defeated bill had. That would be their worst nightmare come true. A bill will pass sometime in the next three years and they have lost the good will of a good bit of the middle that was willing to make accommodations for them.

  2. When a system of church governance does not produce the desired results, just go around it. “The beatings will continue until morale improves.” The CofE reveals itself to be little more than the mirror of the State. No surprise. Pretty much what it has been since Henry’s time.