The Guardian reports today on the appointment of a woman as presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church. As usual, this has prompted furious statements from around the world and a very carefully worded pronouncement from Lambeth Palace.
I usually find that life goes on throughout these furores. People still go to church and the conversation rarely turns to these sorts of developments. That does allow us some spiritual calm to pray for those who are upset in any way by this.
On a lighter note, it is interesting to hear that Bishop Gene Robinson is relieved that the spotlight has moved off him, the first gay bishop. "I'm so yesterday", he says.