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"Church of England bishops 'will be allowed to become nuns', according to Synod source." Yesterday's news, but it is not less fun because it is old:
And just when I thought things couldn’t get any weirder, I learn the identity of the bishop who is rumoured to have volunteered to take nun’s vows: the Rt Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Croydon, often spoken of as a successor to Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury. Says my informant: “Nick is a big fan of Sister Act, and we knew he was keen to ‘get ahead,’ as it were, so he was the obvious person to ask. And apparently he was delighted, because he’s all about challenging gender stereotypes.”

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

What on earth? :o

DM Reed said...

All the more reason to be thankful for Pope Benedict and Anglicanorum Coetibus.

Luiz said...

That's great!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, It's there in scripture where Our Lord tells us "go, and baptise them in the name of the creator, the sanctifier, the redeemer... and remember to break down those gender stereo types"

Poor fella. How modernism dulls the mind to every reasonable thing in favor of novelty after novelty.

Jordanes said...

The reductio ad absurdum of Protestantism . . . but it's all a part of Protestantism and secularism's internal logic.

TH2 said...

Luther - look what you have done... and so the Protestant heresy continues to scream downwards into the abyss.

Juan said...

Are we sure this isn't Thompson's little joke?

Anonymous said...

Who cares? Anyone who adheres to that religion should have his head examined! See what separation from the one true Church gets you!

Adeodatus said...

Ceci n'est pas une Eglise... how surreal!

nazareth priest said...

So they'll have their own "version" of the LCRW in the US...good for them!
Good for them!
Hope it works for them; it ain't workin' here!

Anonymous said...

Anglicanism and the Anglican "communion" = Garbage false religion from the devil.

Anonymous said...

Anglicanism has always been a joke.

Anonymous said...

I call them 'nisshops'. They'll have to fit their mitres over their wimples. Of course, nisshops will not be a threat to nuns. Nuns will feel comfortable and safe among this sort of bishop.

I guess that women who become monks are to be called 'wonks'. And then there are nuns who have hair on their chests and lift weights, like paperweights. Transvestites, of course, will become nunks.

When I was young, we had boy scouts and girl guides. Now we have the absurdity of 'girl scounts' and yet no 'boy guides' have appeared yet.

P.K.T.P.

Anonymous said...

Brister Evelyn is to be consecrated nisshop on Thursday. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the Service. All are welcome but bull dykes are preferred.

P.K.T.P.

Hebdomadary said...

Just hilarious! What must Her Majesty be thinking about the "church" and its members (no pun intended) which supposedly authenticate her divinely comissioned legitimacy?! She must be mortified. I certainly feel embarrassed for her...and I'm certainly not an Anglican. But then I never liked the Three Stooges because right or wrong, I just never could stomach seeing someone being purposely made a fool of. It's just too cruel.

Gideon Ertner said...

Er... you all do know it's a joke, right?

I know British humour can be hard for some people to appreciate, but still...

Anonymous said...

Er, Mr. Ertner, of course it's a joke. The idea is to play along and add to it.

P.K.T.P.

Anonymous said...

Anon. wrote:

"Anglicanism has always been a joke."

Yes, but it used to be a joke in good taste.

P.K.T.P.

Anonymous said...

TH2:

I suspect that the Luther who is responsible for this one is Lex Luther.

P.K.T.P.

Anonymous said...

Male nuns? LOL!!!!

Weido Episcopalians and Anglicans.

But what do you expect? They already have female bishops and priests, gay/lesbian bishops, and gay clergy!!

Robert said...

If only Monty Python's Flying Circus was still being produced.

TH2 said...

I suspect that the Luther who is responsible for this one is Lex Luther.

Good one P.K.T.P.

I guess I should have been more specific, indicating King Henry who, it can reasonably be argued, was the Lex Luther of his day.

Juan said...

Their clergy are already full of sissies so this is the next logical step for a Anglican pretending to be a bishop.

Anonymous said...

Juan and company:

While it is true that their clergy is full of all sorts of strange people, we must be careful that we not become the pot calling the kettle black. After all, we have a fair number of inverts in our clergy too. It would seem, however, that the Pope is now beginning a process of cleaning things up.

P.K.T.P.

El Juan said...

I agree, Mr. P.K.T.P.

Just another mad Catholic said...

I would make a joke about Bishops in veils but since its friday.............

To be fair most Anglican Religious Orders are actually quite sane compared to the weirdo new age stuff that goes on in (from what I've heard) the majority of convents in America and their members actually wear their habits; their conversion perhaps worth a Mass request or two?

Anonymous said...

Mad Catholic:

Indeed. We even have a nun who escorts women to aboruaries to murder their babies. When it comes to pure evil, we beat the Anglicans every time.

Nonetheless, conceiving the idea of bishop-nuns is hilarious. Of course, some of the nuns will want a female bishop but, then, some will want 'episcopal oversight' from a male one.

P.K.T.P.