In other news, a group of Global South primates (national Anglican
leaders), meeting Sept.
In Columbus, crafting a response to the Windsor Report occupied days of lengthy deliberations and Bishop Ingham commented, "My sense is that the Episcopal Church wants to send a signal that they are very much members of the (international) Anglican
At the root of the problem is the inability of the Anglicans
to accept the decision of Leo XIII when, in 1896, he declared that Anglican
"orders" were invalid.
The request means the 100 Anglican
Church in America parishes will ask for group reception into the Catholic church in a "personal ordinariate," a structure similar to dioceses for former Anglicans
who become Catholic.
conservatives, in particular, have made great hay over the international reaction among the broader Anglican
Communion to the lopsided approval of Robinson's ordination by Episcopal bishops, treating it as another example of the self-destruction of mainstream Protestants in the thrall of secular liberalism or radicalism.
The General Synods over the years have a history of wanting to find out what is the most effective way for Canadian Anglicans
to offer the ministry of the Anglican
Church in our particular context."
While the Church of England was catching up on women bishops, American Episcopalians, i.e., Anglicans
, deepened the rift within the community about the acceptance of homosexualist priests and bishops.
Some dioceses of die Anglican
Communion, of winch the Episcopal Church USA is a part, temporarily separated from the church in response to the decision, and many of those dioceses--primarily in Africa--still refuse to ordain women.
In an address to Catholic priests in Toronto in November 2005, Cardinal Edward Cassidy further emphasized the frustrations Catholics face in dialogue with the Anglicans
who have failed to exert authority and unity.
Let us be Christians first, Anglicans
second and paid for it?
On December 7, Bishop Anthony Tonnos of Hamilton sent a letter to Canon George Ferris, the Anglican
chairman of LARC (the Lutheran, Anglican
, Roman Catholic ecumenical group) saying that the Diocese of Hamilton would not participate in the forthcoming mid-January 2005 common renewal of baptismal vows with the Anglican
and Lutheran churches in the area.
and Lutheran composers: the Joint Anglican-Lutheran Commission is looking for new words to a hymn familiar to both traditions to celebrate six years of Full Communion between the Anglican
Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).
Meanwhile, other Anglicans
in Canada, Australia, and elsewhere have found peace of mind and heart by joining the Catholic Church.
apparently see in a covenant a mechanism to stop any developments with which they disagree, and to punish "offending" provinces.
On May 30, 2003, the Archbishop of Canterbury publicly worried that the decision by the British Columbia diocese of New Westminster, Canada, to bless same-sex unions might "create divisions." Today, Anglicans
have already formed a half-dozen communities no longer in union with Canterbury; national Anglican
churches have broken relations with one another; individuals are deserting the Anglican
fold in droves; Asian communities have sent missionaries to North America; and the Archbishop of Canterbury himself is barred from receiving communion and conducting services in 350 Church of England parishes because of his support of women priests (Sunday Times, Sept.