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tired of compromise

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 27, 2005

In what is called an "Open Letter to the Bishop and Standing Committee of Connecticut," nine sitting U.S. Anglican bishops have announced their intention to "intervene" in the crisis provoked by the Anschluss that swallowed up a conservative Connecticut parish two weeks ago. The declared measures include "providing episcopal care to St. John’s and the other parishes in such ways as to give them tangible evidence that we are in full communion together." It sounds serious.

Christopher Johnson comments, "This letter seems to be a tacit admission that the ECUSA game is almost over and that a formal split in United States Anglicanism has just moved from a longshot to a near-certainty." Traditional Episcopalians laugh at their own penchant for drawing defiant lines in the sand and then retreating without a fight. Viewed from outside the conflict, however, it appears that this time they've finally gone on the offensive.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 28, 2005 8:27 AM ET USA

    How sad. Without the nucleus of Rome to hold the atom together, the various bits and parts of Anglicanism (like neutrons, protons, electrons) go flying off into space. Perhaps some will find Rome, others not.

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