It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Anglican Talks Yield No Consensus on Homosexuality

Episcopal and Anglican leaders were unable to come to a common agreement on how to move forward with the controversy over homosexuality in the church. A group of leaders had convened at an undisclosed location in New York for a closed meeting this week to address the liberal and conservative divide.

"We could not come to a consensus on a common plan to move forward to meet the needs of the dioceses that issued the appeal for Alternate Primatial Oversight," read a statement issued this morning on the Anglican Communion News Service.

The three-day meeting, which began on Monday, was held to "review the current landscape of the church in view of the conflicts within the Episcopal Church.” The meeting came at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who had received requests from seven dioceses for a new overseer. The conservative dioceses had made the request in opposition to the increasing support for homosexuality in the U.S. Episcopal Church....

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: It sounds like irreconcilable differences to me. Actually this was quite predictable. The head of the Anglican Communion is the Archbishop of Canterbury, and that position is mainly a figurehead role. He has no real authority to discipline Church leaders outside his own province. So in a very real sense, the Anglican Communion has no means of saving itself from this crisis. For conservative Anglicans here in the Episcopal Church USA, there really are only three options available now....
  1. Join a splinter group in the "Traditional Anglican Communion" (TAC)
  2. Leave Anglicanism altogether and go mainline Protestant, Evangelical or Eastern Orthodox.
  3. Reunify with Rome under the "Anglican Use" pastoral provision, thus preserving one's Anglican roots under the protection of the pope. Click here to learn more.