Friday, April 08, 2005

Is the Archbishop of Canterbury Serious . . . ?

Is the Archbishop of Canterbury serious about providing for orthodox parishes under pressure from liberal bishops as the Primates’ Communique called for?

We shall soon find out. For the Bishop of Connecticut, Andrew Smith, has moved to depose six rectors for abandonment of communion.

Never mind that the rectors haven’t abandoned communion, but have instead been far more faithful to it than the bishop. Not to mention that in the bishop’s haste, there’s been a lack of due process, to put it mildly.

In addition to blatant persecution of the faithful, this action is a thumb to the eyes of the Primates, who called for orthodox parishes to be sheltered, not crushed.

If there was ever a case that called for intervention by the Archbishop of Canterbury, this is it. We shall soon find out if he is serious about his pastoral care for orthodox North American Anglicans.

Here’s some relevant links: here, here, and here.

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