Former Archbishop of Canterbury approves proposal to bar bishops, remove parishes in support of homosexual bishop

.- A conservative Anglican committee submitted a proposal that bars bishops, who supported the consecration of a homosexual bishop in New Hampshire last November, from attending and voting at high-level meetings called by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The proposal, drafted at a three-day summit in Colorado Springs last week, also developed a plan for individual parishes in support of the homosexual bishop. It would remove these parishes from the Episcopal Church and make them independent.

The proposals got the green light from former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, who attended the summit, organized by the Anglican Communion Institute, from April 20 to 22.

Carey, who served as the spiritual leader of the world’s 77 million Anglicans before he retired in 2002, said the proposals were a good guideline with the potential of keeping the Anglican Communion together, reported the Associated Press.

Carey said the consecration of openly homosexual V. Gene Robinson as bishop for the Episcopal Church last November has fractured the Anglican Communion. He said the Anglican Church is “in danger” because of this, reported the AP.

He reportedly told the participants gathered at the summit that although the Episcopal Church should be inclusive, the American branch of the Anglican Church went too far by consecrating Robinson, said the AP.

The proposals were submitted to the Lambeth Commission, set up by the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, to discuss the implications of the controversial consecration.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

New book 'The Vatican unknown'
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.

Liturgical Calendar

August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:54-58


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 26: 1-9
Gospel:: Mt 13: 54-58

Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Liguori »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: