From THE JOURNAL:
The Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Martin Wharton has been given a CBE (in the New Year's Honours List) for his services to the Church of England and to the community of the North East.
COMMENT: I rang up and told a very well respected, senior, local clergyman about this and his first words were, "Why? He hasn't done anything!"
Perhaps it is his coldness of heart in his dealings with those in the diocese who he doesn't like that is being rewarded. In which case I think I know what the letters "CB" stand for. Maybe the "E" just stands for "Extra."
Happy New Year to MadPriest!
What an appropriate ending to a thoroughly rotten twelve months.