BONSOIR, OLD THING! CHEERIO! CHIN-CHIN!NAH POO! TOODLEOO! GOODBYEE!

From THE BBC:

Five bishops are to join the Roman Catholic Church under a Vatican scheme intended to provide a welcome for disaffected Anglicans. The men are all suffragan or assistant bishops rather than those in charge of dioceses.

The serving bishops are the Bishop of Ebbsfleet, the Right Reverend Andrew Burnham; the Bishop of Richborough, the Right Reverend Keith Newton; and the Bishop of Fulham, the Right Reverend John Broadhurst. They will be joined by the former Bishop of Richborough, the Right Reverend Edwin Barnes, and the former Bishop of Ballarat in Australia, the Right Reverend David Silk. Their role has for several years been - as so-called flying bishops - to look after parishes who could not accept the Church's decision in 1992 to ordain women priests.

COMMENT:

"Don't cryee! don't sighee!
There's a silver lining in the skyee."

As all of them were "extras" and slightly lower than suffragan bishops in importance and influence, the Church Of England has lost nothing here. In fact, it can now afford to pay me a stipend.

Comments

BONSOIR, OLD THING! CHEERIO! CHIN-CHIN!NAH POO! TOODLEOO! GOODBYEE! — 6 Comments

  1. the Church Of England has lost nothing here. In fact, it can now afford to pay me a stipend.

    Hear, (effing) hear!!!

  2. We Americans have a relevant saying from our Southern region, “Do not let the screen door hit you in the ass.” If they are so determined to stalk off, so be it. We can only pray for them.

    FWIW
    jimB

  3. Bishop Pope – of Fort Worth swam back and forth a couple of times — I bet some will soon be pleading to be let back in once they discover who utterly irrelevant they are to Rome. They will never be bishops again. Most clergy who have done this find themselves shunned by RC clergy who resent them.