Tag: Jeffrey John

Stalemate in Hereford

News from the sticks that the Diocese can’t decide who their Bishop should be. [gview file=”https://www.peter-ould.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014.03.07-Press-Release.pdf”] My sources indicate to me that only two candidates were interviewed. Pete Broadbent has suggested there may be a simple explanation why no preferred

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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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48 Hours

After two days of listening to leading members of CEEC and Reform talk about the “change” in policy (which is no real change at all) on clergy in Civil Partnerships being allowed to be considered for episcopal nominations, it strikes

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Breaking News – Nothing Changes

What is it with the media? They have a perfectly well laid out news report in the Church Times which is followed up by a reasonable and easy to comprehend press release from the House of Bishops. Result? Apparently the

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Happy, Clappy, Not very Savvy

A piece by Jerome Taylor in the Independent today makes one of the usual mistakes when discussing homosexuality and the Church, namely to think that if a person does one thing right that means that everything in their life must

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How am I homophobic? Let me count the ways…

I’m astonished by a letter that has appeared in the Church of England Newspaper today, in response to my letter of two weeks ago. Sir, I have no doubt that many of your readers were aghast at the Rev Peter

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