Friday, 11 April 2008

YES!!!!


Just announced is the news that Australia's first woman bishop - The Venerable Kay Goldsworthy - will be consecrated on May 22 in Perth! For more info see here.

Ok, so Perth is as far away from Sydney as L.A. is from New York (except in our case hardly anyone lives in between) - but the precedent's now been established, prayers have been answered, and by God's grace our church has taken a giant step forward in support of justice and equality.

Anyone near the Casa del Caliban tonight is welcome to drop around and join the celebration - let the champagne start flowing!

PS. The official press release from the Archbishop of Perth is here.

10 comments:

Brian R said...

WONDERFUL WONDERFUL
I am off to the hairdressers for a very short cut (9 weeks until I come home again) and the hairdresser is going to wonder why I will have a huge grin on my face. Hope you do not mind me blogging about this also for the perhaps just 1 person who doesn't read us both.

Alcibiades said...

Brian - the world can blog about this! And I sure hope they will - the more noise & celebration the better!

Doorman-Priest said...

Fantasmic news!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Yes!!! indeed! I'm waiting to board my plane. I'll be there, Alcibiades.

susan s. said...

I hope she at least gets a lovely pair of Amethyst earrings to go with her ring!!! Great News.

FranIAm said...

Alleluia!!!

FranIAm said...

Alleluia!!!

BooCat said...

Ah, the twenty-first century finds its way to your great continent. I can hear the collective "Amens" sounding from here. I wish I could accept your kind invitation and drop by to share the champagne. I'll bet it is going to be one heck of a celebration.

susankay said...

Thanks be to God!

Wormwood's Doxy said...

You see, Alcibiades...there IS a God! ;-)

Congratulations, my friend. And I'll be a little late to the party, but we'll have to make up for it when I finally wend my way down there...