Tag: House Of Bishops

Amendments from the House of Bishops

The Bishop of Leicester has tabled (in his name or together with others) the following amendments to the Same-Sex Marriage Bill. Insert the following new Clause— “Conscientious objection (1)   Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no registrar shall be under any

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Misrepresenting Same-sex Marriage

I do the snark, Andrew Goddard does the substance. The Bishop of Salisbury’s decision to abandon the commitment made to his diocese last year to support “marriage as it is currently understood” and to break the collegiality of the House

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What Kind of Celibacy?

With the news this morning that Jeffrey John has apparently been short-listed for Durham, I thought it would be worth just exploring again what the House of Bishops intended when they issued their Pastoral Statement on Civil Partnerships and what

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Predictably Irrational?

Andrew Goddard has a stonking piece out on Fulcrum on “Men and Women”. There has been little or no new serious theological reasoning advanced as to why the original view of the bishops about civil partnerships was wrong.  Without that being offered, there

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Men and Women in Marriage

There has been much fuss over the past week or so to do with the publication by the Church of England Faith and Order Committee (FaOC) of their report “Men and Women in Marriage“. I want to briefly explore two

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Same-Sex Marriage and Clergy

Here’s the big unanswered question for the House of Bishops – will they permit clergy to enter same-sex marriages? As was pointed out in a comment on yesterday’s post, the new law seems to suggest that the Church of England can if

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