Comments: Church Times on the Carey witness statement

Both Prof Hill and Andrew Brown spot on the money.

His Lordship's judgment mirrored Mark Hill's reasoned opinion quite closely at times ......

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Saturday, 1 May 2010 at 1:38pm BST

I never imagined that former Archbishop of Canterbury Carey was responsible for my spiritual welfare. I never met the man. I did meet / have met Archbishops Runcie and Williams, but even given that would never have considered them custodians of my spiritual well-being. Am I the only one? Knock down that 70-million figure by several orders of magnitude and you may approach a less hubristic accounting.

Posted by Tobias Haller at Saturday, 1 May 2010 at 3:46pm BST

Not at all Tobias ! I concur. I met Michael Ramsey many times and found him a great blessing, and he remains so.

George might feel less twitchy and more open if he took to reciting the Rosary more often. (No place like Home / the Cenacle).

Posted by Rev L Roberts at Saturday, 1 May 2010 at 8:38pm BST

I note in the Scriptures for today that Jesus counsels all of us to "Love one another as I have loved you. By this they will know that you are my disciples - that you have love one for another".
Not only former Archbishop Carey needs to take note of this admonition; I must also bear witness to the God of Love in Christ, and love George - even though he is trying my patience at this very moment.

However, I do wish he would not presume to speak for everyone in the Anglican Communion on matters of truth and justice towards the gay community. He does not speak for me on these matters BUT - I am bound to love him - simply because he is just a fellow human being, like myself, who does not deserve - but still benefits from - the love and mercy of God. It is only when he summons all the power and dignity of his role as a Lord of the Realm as well as a former Lord of the Church, that he gives me goose bumps and dypepsia.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 2 May 2010 at 12:14am BST

The man's humility is breathtaking.

Posted by David | Dah•veed | at Sunday, 2 May 2010 at 3:38am BST
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