In the Cathnews report on the ignorant suggestion by the Times-Online that the Anglican and Catholic Churches were ready to formally reunite any moment now, the Anglican Bishop of North Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, is quoted as saying:
If a Pope gives a directive, every parish priest follows it. If the Archbishop of Canterbury offers a directive, most ministers of a parish would think that a nice piece of advice. The very thought we would hand over our authority would be a romantic notion at the least.
Ha, ha! The joke is on you, Bishop! The truly “romantic notion” is that “if the pope gives a directive, every parish priest follows it”!