A friend opposed to women’s ordination (and who has since become a Catholic) wrote to me recently to say that she is now employed in spiritual direction by two dioceses of the Church of England. She comments on the irony that when she was a deaconess in the CofE she was deemed unemployable.
But there is no irony. The facts give us an insight into the thought processes of WOKEChurch. To employ a woman opposed to women’s ordination would be to lend support to bigotry; to employ a Roman Catholic is to be open, inclusive and ecumenical.
Quod erat demonstrandum.