Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Your Move, ++Rowan.

I can't say it any better than Christopher Johnson ...

(3) Rethinking those Lambeth invitations, Your Grace? - At some point, the Archbishop of Canterbury has got to get tired of being the Episcopal Organzation’s bitch. Dr. Williams personally killed the Dar es Salaam Primates Communiqué after that New Orleans TEO bishops meeting, he invited TEO bishops to the Lambeth Conference and what did he get in return?

My gracious lord of Canterbury got the chance to fly to Anaheim, California and ask TEO not to repeal B033 only to have the Episcopal bishops that he’d invited to Lambeth spit in his face by a more than 3-1 margin. So what should Rowan Williams do now?

If I’m Dr. Williams, I call an emergency primates meeting, mainly just to see if anyone shows up. I also do four other things. I announce that the meeting has been called to respond to GenCon, I lose the indaba conceit, I throw things wide open and I invite both Mrs. Schori and Archbishop Duncan.

But that’s just me.

(4) ACNA!! ACNAAAAAA!! - Does all this help the chances that the Anglican Church in North America will be recognized by the Church of England? It certainly doesn’t hurt.

Ruth Gledhill reports that the measure has more than enough support, including six bishops(four diocesans and two suffragans), to get it put on General Synod’s February agenda. And if I were Rowan Williams, I certainly wouldn’t be inclined to do Katharine Jefferts Schori any favors.

I would think that the Archbishop of Canterbury is running out of cheeks to turn.

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