Thursday, February 26, 2009

Henry VIII Rolls Over in His Gave...

...And Somewhere Thomas More Smiles

For the first time since the Reformation a Catholic Bishop is poised to sit in the House of Lords.  Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor will soon retire as the Archbishop of Westminster.  After his retirement Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor will be offered a peerage.

The 26 Church of England Bishops sit in the Lords and form the Lords Spiritual.  Free Church ministers and the Chief Rabbi often sit in the House of Lords as Lords Temporal.

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