Monday, November 09, 2009

Calling a spade

Bishop John Broadhurst, Bishop of the Fulham jurisdiction in the Diocese of London and Chairman of Forward in Faith, has released a preliminary response to the text of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus. He has a knack for telling it like it is, especially when the obvious is so hard to discern.

". . . I have been horrified that the Church of England while trying to accommodate us has consistently said we cannot have the jurisdiction and independent life that most of us feel we need to continue on our Christian pilgrimage. What Rome has done is offer exactly what the Church of England has refused. Indeed it has offered the requests of Consecrated Women? with the completion of its ecumenical hopes. We all need now to ask the question 'is this what we want?' For some of us I suspect our bluff is called! . . ."

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