Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Sham Primates Meeting

In case you have not noticed (and even the ACI has), the current Primates Meeting in Dublin is a sham.

The comically lame explanations of the Anglican Communion News Service aside, primates representing about two-thirds of active church members in the Communion are pointedly absent from the meeting. Most previously have made it very clear why they are not attending – because of ++Rowan Williams’ leadership, or lack thereof, in continuing to invite the primates of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada to such meetings even though they and their “churches” have brazenly violated orthodoxy and past decisions of the Communion.

Again, primates representing two-thirds of active members in the Anglican Communion are absent. This is the equivalent of a vote of “no confidence” in Dr. Williams. It is an absence that shouts volumes about the utter failure of ++Rowan’s leadership in upholding orthodoxy and unity in the Anglican Communion.

It is time for Rowan Williams to go.


Ann McCarthy said...

The comment I've read that's struck me the most over the last couple of days' worth of reading was - and I'm paraphrasing - that the ABC cannot convene all of the Primates. He cannot call a Primates meeting and have them all come. Stick a fork in it, it's feeling pretty crispy fried done to me. I'll be interested to see what happens of +Mouneer-Anis' (sp?) call for an alternate meeting of bishops.

Mike R. said...

The Primates as a group have no authority to do anything besides have tea together. More importantly it is irrelevant how many they purportedly represent since what is true and just is not up for majority vote. Read Richard Hooker.