The new title became effective on July 1, 2011, and already has been invoked in two proceedings against bishops of the Church. Given our past concerns, it is appropriate to take initial stock of the new canons as applied. Our succinct summary: it is even worse than we expected.
“The primates may need to be more disciplined and intellectually constructive to tackle the order and unity questions in their future endeavors. Their credibility is on the line, perhaps in the same way that they see Canterbury’s authority undermined.”
“We are wholeheartedly committed to the unity of Anglican Communion and recognize the importance of the historic See of Canterbury. Sadly, however, the Anglican Communion’s Instruments of Unity have become dysfunctional and no longer have the ecclesial and moral authority to hold the Communion together.”
By Robert W. Prichard. To find the beginnings of the Anglican Communion, one has to go to 1838 and the efforts of two bishops who were desirous of a closer relationship between the Church of England and the Episcopal Church.
Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: “Two things have haunted me since 9/11. The first is the pain, the grief, the lives lost and families devastated, the sheer barbaric ingenuity of evil. ... The second is our failure to understand what Osama bin Laden was saying about the West.”