Thinking Anglicans

Saturday headlines

Ruth Gledhill reports in The Times that David Hope will delay his retirement “to help the Archbishop of Canterbury through the Anglican Church’s troubles over homosexuality”, Archbishop sticks with job to halt a gay sex schism.
The Bishop of Oxford has written a letter to The Times, Dispute on gay canon, complaining that the paper misrepresented his views in reporting his recent diocesan newspaper article.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Calvary Episcopal Church has sued Bishop Robert W. Duncan Jr., his assistant bishop and the Pittsburgh Diocese’s board of trustees to prevent them from transferring ownership of any church property, Episcopal property lawsuit filed here.

The Guardian reports on the non-attendance of Rowan Williams at the LGCM Manchester conference, Williams pulls out of gay meeting.
The Telegraph also reports on this, Williams sparks fury among gays and there are BBC, Reuters and Press Association reports on the conference. So also does the Manchester Evening News.

The Church of Ireland Gazette has printed an editorial, ANGLICAN REALIGNMENT APPROACHES which concludes

We have urged, and continue to urge, forbearance in this crisis. Furthermore, well as maintaining as high a degree of communion as possible among Anglican churches, there needs to be a serious and continuing discussion of the issues at the heart of this crisis, even after any possible realignment within the Anglican Communion.