Comments: APO developments

The statement really is something -- I blogged on Grace Notes about a quote I found particularly telling.

Posted by Sarah Dylan Breuer at Friday, 27 October 2006 at 10:03pm BST

This seems an effort to defuse an issue without actually changing it. We would need more clarification about how the bishops and standing committees involved understand a "commissary." If the model is that of the supervision of foreign bishops by the Bishop of London before there truly was an Anglican Communion - when this was all simply extension of the Church of England - I don't know how it's a difference that makes a difference. If it looks like duck....

Posted by Marshall Scott at Saturday, 28 October 2006 at 4:53am BST


You're blog was interesting and your interest in the colonialism model has piqued some contemplations. I wonder if there is not an attempt to create a precedent that decrees that a diocese has "gone too far" and therefore there is the right to enter and have dual jurisdiction in the same diocese. If this is what they are trying for, it is merely another variation of the GS strategy of trying to blacklist a duly elected representative from outside their sphere of influence or line of authority. Plus if they win, they can start to argue that they have lines of authority and thus the right to protect their charges, even within other dioceses. Where would this end?

Posted by Cheryl Clough at Saturday, 28 October 2006 at 11:33am BST

I fail to understand why the Diocese of Dallas sees the need to ask the Archbishop of Canterbury for a new lunchroom.

Posted by The Admiral of Morality at Saturday, 28 October 2006 at 12:39pm BST

The Global South, always an irritant in the affairs of TEC is fast becoming an irrelevance. It looks as if this is a last ditch effort to try and throw their weight about, but all too late!
They are finding all their avenues for possible intervention cut off.

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Sunday, 29 October 2006 at 12:09am BST

While some of this may just be playing around with terminology, I'd like to think it represents maybe a re-thinking of some folks on their position. A softening perhaps? Maybe that's naive and too idealistic but still, one can hope.

Posted by Allen at Sunday, 29 October 2006 at 12:34am BST

I don't know, it might be interesting to see how Ft. Worth and San Joaquin would operate under CofE canons. They couldn't refuse to license women clergy for one thing.

Posted by ruidh at Monday, 30 October 2006 at 6:33pm GMT

Last week in an interview on the Religion Report, Peter Jensen, Archbishop of Sydney mentioned that he'd been approached by two churches (one in the US, one in the UK) for "alternative Episcopal oversight". I wonder which churches they were.

(You can listen to the interview or look at the transcript at )

Posted by Patricia Haggety at Friday, 3 November 2006 at 1:28am GMT
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