Sunday, 15 March 2009
Cardinal To Join The House Of Lords?
Shurely shome mishtake?
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor is, according to the rumours, in line for a peerage when he retires.
He has certainly done everything in his power to be as accommodating as possible to the Labour government, first under Tony Blair and then under Gordon Brown... the SORs passed with scarcely a murmur from the Cardinal, as did living wills, human-animal hybrid embryos, human embryo experimentation, same-sex "marriage"... Being rewarded for his lack of opposition with a seat in the House of Lords seems only fair...
It is, however, a little strange. I was under the impression that bishops in the Church of England sit in the House of Lords until they retire, after which they relinquish their seat.
Why would a Catholic bishop be treated any differently from an Anglican one?
Has his accommodating attitude been that useful to the government?
Just a thought...