Miss: It is easy to confuse the Windsor bishops with bishops who perform special functions. The Windsor bishops are bishops who like to meet and talk about how they are fully committed to the church, to each other, and to meeting more at future dates to further discuss their ongoing commitment to talking and meeting. They regularly issue releases about how much they talk.
They do not serve at Buckingham Palace or at the pleasure of the Queen, but many have noted that they may serve at the pleasure of someone. Your confusion about their roles is understandable, and I see that you do place them in their historically important role alongside other fine bishops, among them the Morphy bishop, the French defence bishop, and sitting Bishop. Yours, The AoM
Madam: I was happy to pursue a few enquiries and am assured that your son is not incommunicado, but simply doing the work to which he is assigned onboard. It is I see your fervent desire to have your boy home. Madam, he is needed where he is. I am assured that he is strong, healthy, and well, reading the Scriptures daily, and keeping you and his father in his prayers. Yours, The AoM
Sir: I believe that the Archbishop of Canterbury was referring to something else. Just as gays may of course legally marry in many places throughout the European Union and North America, their divorces are called just that--divorces. Some places do in fact use terminology distinct from ''marriage'' to describe legally protected gay relationships, such as civil unions, committed same sex relationships, and the like; but a gay schism is not the gay equivalent of a heterosexual divorce. You likely read an article referring to the Archbishop's ongoing concern over how the differences of opinions on the status of gays in our churches, may impact our ministries and witness to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. As to your question about what the church and the Archbishop are doing to help couples stay together, this will of course vary by parish. The Archbishop himself, however, is far too concerned with much more important matters to concern himself directly with this sort of matter. Yours, The AoM