Stand Firm points us to an article in the Church Times the title of which is as follows: "Orombi reasserts his opposition to Dr Jefferts Schori."
The first line of the article is as follows "THE ARCHBISHOP of Uganda, the Most Revd Henry Orombi, will not sit at the same table as the Presiding Bishop of ECUSA, Dr Katharine Jefferts Schori." I can hardly wait to have the text for what follows. Of course, since the Church Times is intent on my paying 80 plus dollars a year for the right to read the paper, I won't get it until someone is able to post it elsewhere. Still, I am filled with expectant hope.
The again, maybe not. In England it is perhaps the norm to refer to, say, the Archbishop of Canterbury as Dr. Williams. In the US the fact that Dr. Jefferts Schori's doctorate is in the sciences is hardly the issue. Here she is Bishop Jefferts Schori, or in this case, as Primate she is Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.
This would not be of much interest except that no one would ever have suggested that Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold was "Dr. Griswold," even though I am sure he is in possession of several doctorates. No, she is called this because either no one knows what to call a Presiding Bishop by title (the answer is Bishop ...) or it is because no one wants to refer to her as bishop or presiding bishop. Oh well.
So, perhaps the opening line might well have read, "the Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Revd Henry Orombi will not sit at the same table with the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Revd Katharine Jefferts Schori." There it is.
It is a bit tiresome to have the press seperate the one as "The Most Revd" and the other as "Dr."
Let's try to get with it, eh?