A great Pontiff, S Dunstan, whom we celebrate today; a great reformer. But is he part of the Patrimony?
He was, as I am sure you know, very unenthusiastic about Married Priests (or concubinarii, as we used to be called). And Bishop Edwin, with whom I agree about all things, has identified a married clergy as an essential part of the Anglican Patrimony. Next time I see him I must ask him how we get round this knotty little problem.
Incidentally, it is not only presbyters who, in those far off days, manifested a lack of awareness of being called to celibacy. I remember reading about one of the early occupants of the See of Ardfert in the County of Kerry, whom annalists distinguished from both his predecessors and his successors as having been 'chaste'. (Bishop Eamonn Casey was a later bishop of this same see.)