Monday, March 05, 2012

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams faces defeat on Covenant - Telegraph

Last night the proposed Anglican Covenant stood on the brink of failure, after worshippers and clergy rejected it in votes up and down England. Two bishops voted against it.

Supporters of Dr Williams said that a defeat would be a “devastating” blow to him after he staked so much of his authority on the Covenant.

Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the Church at Oxford University, described the Covenant as a “witch hunt” against the US and Canadian Churches.

1 comment:

JCF said...

I remember a bumpersticker (back in the 80s) which said "My Mother Was a Travel Agent for Guilt Trips".

That's what I think of, when I see all this hand-wringing and pearl-clutching re Rowan & the Covenant.

Look at it this way, Rowan: it's not THIS Covenant being voted down, it's the historic Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral being maintained!