Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Anglican Church Faces “Critical Situation” Over Consecrated Same-Sex Partnered Bishops. Archbishop Of Canterbury “Wishes Well” 1000 UK Parishes Moving To Rome.

Anglican Church Faces “Critical Situation” Over Consecrated Same-Sex Partnered Bishops. Archbishop Of Canterbury “Wishes Well” 1000 UK Parishes Moving To Rome.




A classic example of wishy-washy hand wringing lack of leadership as the Anglican movement falls apart. Let everyone leave and the last persons standing will be the blessed same-sex unions and the consecrated partnered same-sex bishops.


I reported on the crisis facing the American Episcopalian Church because of the consecration of Gay and lesbian bishops and the breakup of that institution. The Mother church in the U.K. rather than being a bedrock of Christian faith based on scripture has decided to go the PC route instead.


At least some had the guts to stand up for the traditions of their faith and make their feelings known by their absence in the light of the attendance of the American Episcopal representative at a recent meeting of primates in Dublin as per this report.


It is terribly sad and tragic to witness the end of what was a great movement for reform within the bounds of the Gospel.


“The Archbishop of Canterbury has acknowledged the “critical” situation facing the Anglican Communion at the end of a six-day meeting of Primates in Dublin.


Around 10 Primates from the Global South were absent from the meeting out of opposition to the attendance of Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church in the United States. The Church has angered large parts of the Anglican Communion by continuing to bless same-sex unions and consecrate partnered same-sex bishops despite repeated requests to halt such actions.


Dr Rowan Williams said the absence of the Primates had been “felt and noted every day”, and that the names of the missing Primates had been placed on seats in the meeting and candles lit for them.


“Of course, there is a critical situation in the Communion. Nobody would deny that. But that critical situation has not ended relationships, often very cordial and constructive, between Churches within the Communion,” he said..


With the likelihood of many parishes and individuals joining a new ordinariate in the Roman Catholic Church, the Archbishop admitted that the task of holding the Communion together was “difficult”.


However, the Archbishop questioned some reports suggesting that as many as 1000 parishes and individuals in the UK were considering the move to Rome. He said the figure was “exaggerated” but wished those planning to join the ordinariate well.”

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