This makes me feel quite sick.
Paul Richardson was given a made up job in Newcastle on full pay by the Church of England when he wanted to leave his job of bishop of Papua New Guinea (via a brief stint as diocesan bishop of Wangaratta in Australia, where there were certain problems) and return to be near his mum in England. They foisted this arrogant misogynist on our liberal minded bishop who had to put up with his media whoring and troublemaking in our diocese for ten years or so (he basically made himself the flying bishop of women haters in Newcastle Diocese and stirred them up something rotten). Not only that, but the unmarried, boyish looking Richardson also took a load of cash every week from The Church of England Newspaper (weird bedfellows these haters choose). Then he retires and a month or two later, he pops down the road to Durham and popes.
And after cynically taking the cash and, no doubt a decent bishop's pension, he has the bare faced, baby faced cheek to say:
“I would have become a Catholic even if the Church of England wasn’t ordaining women bishops,” he says. “In a sense I feel it’s what I’ve always been, so this is like coming home.”
Damien Thompson has the full story at THE TELEGRAPH.