Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bishop Ferris leaves Canadian church



From the Anglican Journal.

I prefer to focus on liturgical porn over the politics of sexuality here, but since Canadian Anglican bloggers are so thin on the ground occasionally I feel obligated to note a story, lest it go unmentioned.

What chagrins me most about this story is that Archbishop Venables is still involved with the Anglican Network in Canada. I had been under the impression that the SoCo arrangement was a temporary, pastoral emergency, and that the point of the creation of the Anglican Church in North America was to provide the breakaway groups with self-sufficiency and unity under a domestic primate. That ++Venables is still providing oversight to congregations in Canadian soil is, to my mind, a far more serious breach of catholic order than the blessing of same-sex marriages. And I take it that Bishop Ferris intends to exercise episcopal ministry in this Dominion rather than relocating to Buenos Aires.

5 comments:

aaronorear said...

After Algoma one might expect he'd welcome a Buenos Aires address.

David said...

Are you seriously suggesting that there is any catholic order left to breach in the ACoC?

Geoff said...

Of course. Contrary to the propaganda it hasn't all gone to hell in a handbasket just because we're considering SSBs. The Mass is offered, the Gospel proclaimed, and the Creeds professed every week.

Davis said...

It's just the usual case of wanting to be in charge of one's own playground. Sad...

Craig said...

I love 'Evita'