I just breifly skimmed an article in the Post this morning about 2 more American priests being "consecrated" as African bishops. I have to admit that the first thing that I thought was, "I wonder if this is the only way all of these defecting priests would ever be made bishops."

Our diocese when through the bishop search, it was a long, arduous process for everyone involved. I'm sure these new African, Anglican "bishops" didn't have to do the dog-and-pony show in their new Kenyan/Nigerian/etc dioceses. Here, other priests and laypersons have a vote in who gets to be a new bishop. Is anyone screening for competance, rather than politics?

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