10 February 2010

A Bishop Too Far.

Our long, ecclesiastical chess game continues, dear readers, but its not been a good day at 815 Second Avenue, New York.

First, the Church of England voted to recognize, though not grant full communion yet, to the conservative Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). ACNA is a collection of parishes in the US and Canada that have broken away from The Episcopal Church (tm) and the Anglican Church of Canada over those provinces' recent CINO (Christian In Name Only) practices. And this even after The Episcopal Church (tm) crossed borders and interfered in the internal affairs of another province lobbied The Church of England in order to stop it.

And then The Episcopal Church (tm) apparently got caught with their lawyer in the cookie jar in South Carolina. (Copies of the requests and replies are here. See 'related correspondence'. Read 'em all.) If it is borne out that this lawyer was working at the behest of the Presiding Bishop and her Chancellor, heads should roll. (And in any moral organization, they would. -ed.) This is waaaay beyond any authority given these two by the Canons and Constitutions of the Church, and - let's face it - it's petty, shallow, slick, misleading, and a cowards move. Which sounds about on par for national church politics these days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much longer the leaders of the Episcopal Church can even somehow justify being called "Christian." Their words and actions say otherwise.