A sad punch line

I note on this photo, posted over at the Papist‘s place….

As if they weren’t already a sad punch line,…

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  1. Archbishop Dalek will have to have a (cough) word with these ladies. [see http://holywhapping.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html#2254590108771819751 ]

    And the word will *not* be “consecrate.”

  2. “Ab illo benedicaris, in cujus honore cremaberis. Amen.”

  3. Brian2 says:

    ‘House of Bishops’ — I take it these people are Anglicans, since I don’t often here Catholics use that phrase. Which leads to the questions: don’t Anglicans/Episcopelians already have women ‘bishops’ and other square circles

  4. Anthony says:

    This is kind of surprising. They want to go straight up to the episcopacy? Maybe they haven’t boned up on their canon law and acknowledged the fact that they have to be priests first…that’s where the hiccup is.

  5. WJD says:

    I agree, the reference to “House of Bishops” means they must be Anglicans, not Catholics. Probably members of the Church of England. There have been preliminary steps taken to authorize women bishops in the CoE but I believe there are additional formalities before it becomes a reality. Still, seems a silly thing to protest for when it’s all but a done deal already.

  6. Cory says:

    Is that a robot I see on the poster on the far left?

  7. Fr Fenton says:

    I believe it truly is a Dalek.

  8. Will says:

    Technically, Cory, that’s a Dalek.

  9. Andrew, UK and sometimes Canada says:

    Was the opposition between this post and the preceding one (with the great photo Cardinal Llovera) intentional?

    Because it’s a brilliant case of that is what a bishop looks like and these are what bishops do not look like.

  10. Padre Steve says:

    Thank goodness for B16!

  11. Daniel Muller says:

    Original photo caption:

    Protestors in favor of women bishops gather on the campus of York University before debate begins July 10 [2008] on the motion that addresses the process of ordaining women to the episcopate.(Rosenthal/ACNS)

  12. Sean says:

    “crate” is the ablative of “cratis” which means wickerwork. So, does the sign mean that they bring themselves together with wickerwork?

  13. Mark says:

    They should all be renamed Eve, as she too wasn’t satisfied with what God had in mind for her state in life.

    Glad to know Thomas is back to posting more appropriate photos for his caption contests.

  14. RosieC says:

    If they’re putting themselves with Dr. Who like science fiction/fantasy, then they’re probably in the right place.

  15. Father Totton says:

    I learn so much on this blog. I had never heard the term Dalek before. Thanks for the education!

  16. JohnE says:

    Pitiful. They even forgot their little pumpkins for collecting the candy.

  17. Neil says:

    What’s the point here? Anglicans want women bishops?
    They don’t even have male priests … they have a lot to learn.
    It is interesting that they have roped in the Daleks to make their point.
    For American readers’ information their catchphrase is “EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE@.
    Daleks are a particularly ruthless form of alien who achieve all their evil
    ends as a consequence of threats and brutal massacres.

  18. carl says:

    Well if the Daleks are on their side, at least we know the Doctor will be along soon to defeat them, and banish them to the void ;)

  19. jarhead462 says:

    Thanks Father, now I just blew coffee out of my nose!
    What’s up with the Dalek? Addle-pated humans.
    Semper Fi!

  20. jarhead: I just blew coffee out of my nose!

    You should not do that! It’ll get on the keyboard that way.

  21. carl: the Doctor will be along soon to defeat them

    Yah… but they have a nasty way of coming back.

  22. Maureen says:

    Of course the Doctor will defeat them. He can boss around cardinals.

  23. therese says:

    Their vestments look more Primark than Gammarelli. Just put the picture from this post alongside that of the cappa magna being worn with authority by a real bishop – words are superfluous.

  24. Roger says:

    What’s the difference between a Dalek and a woman bishop?
    One’s an implausible bit of fiction dating back to the 1960s;
    the other’s from a TV series…

  25. toomey says:

    I know the one on the far right in the blue dress. She was at Woodstock. She was topless and had peace signs spray painted across her breasts.

  26. Wm. Christopher Hoag says:


    Every Dalek that I have encountered has uttered: “EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!”

    …which would not be a bad thing for these cretins in the C of E!

  27. Aelric says:

    Maybe I’m just dated, but the first thing I thought of when looking at the banner was “Rosie” from the Jetsons.

  28. Luke says:

    Maybe he meant to write “Con-SHE-crate”?


  29. If the ‘lady bishops’ are in league with the Daleks and the liturgical Nazis are in cahoots with the Cybermen, then B16 has no choice but to banish all of them to the planet ICEL where time is perpetually and INEFFABLY frozen in the 1970’s

  30. She-bishop Who? I was wondering why the Dalek connection, but then I realized that the Daleks think they are gods too.

  31. Son of Trypho says:

    I think its unfair that they are suggesting that Rowan Williams is Davros…

  32. Charivari Rob says:

    It’s been so long since I’ve watched Dr. Who, I honestly was trying to figure out why the one person had a drawing of a lighthouse on his placard!

  33. Joseph says:

    What’s that thing in the upper left corner? Looks like the consilium’s proposed reconstruction of R2-D2.

  34. Neil says:

    I think it is important to point out that the Daleks have definitively been defeated.
    In the second ever story of Doctor Who, entitled “The Daleks” they were
    destroyed as a consequence of the actions of the Doctor. The fact they appear
    to reappear, as Fr. Z states, is a consequence of the fact that he always
    meets them in the past.
    The Daleks were defeated owing to the fact that they cannot travel upstairs.
    It is hardly likely they will get anyone else upstairs either.
    As usual these people have hitched their horse to the wrong cart.

  35. Mike B. says:

    I just can’t stop laughing at this one. I might laugh my @#$ off! Oh this is so funny!


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