Sign of the times or time to redesign marriage

Fear not, Your Majesty. It’s taken a while – 842 years, to be precise – but they’ve done it for you. Got rid of themselves, it would seem, with nary a murmur of dissent.

“We don’t care who’s on top.” No hint of the turbulent Becket there, Your Majesty, no call to sustain the separation of church and state, no suggestion that some things only should be rendered unto Caesar. No, this is surrender, sir, meek and complete.

Moreover, it should come as no surprise. When you’ve got Bishops who can’t even be bothered to preserve their cathedrals, it’s little wonder their subordinates aren’t too fussed about what goes on inside them. Read more


Jim Hopkins is a Herald columnist.

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