ACNA and the Anglican Communion

I reported during the coffee hour Sunday some of the conversation that has developed in the blogs around the Archbishop of Canterbury’s declaration that the ACNA was not part of the Anglican Communion, right on the eve of the Investiture of Archbishop Beach.  Here is a helpful article providing more details.  I agree with the writer that Canterbury emerges the loser in this.  But this is not a time for triumphalism.  His loss is our loss too.

The warm blessing and encouragement sent by Pope Francis to Archbishop Beach further “enriches” this dialog.  Here is an interesting take on this from the English press.

Even at this late hour it is not too late for ++Welby to change course and embrace the convictions of the majority of Anglicans worldwide, though the price would be high.  Do pray for ++Welby that he will seize this unique moment in history to offer apostolic leadership in the spirit of Saints Peter and Paul for the sake of the gospel.

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