Thinking Anglicans has pointed to documents posted on the CANA website. In wandering around that site (something I try to do weekly) I noticed under "affiliations" that only two are mentioned; The Church of Nigeria and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The first is an "of course." This is not an affiliation - as if CANA simply chose to be related - CANA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Church of Nigeria. It is not affiliated with the CofN, it is part of the CofN. The second is a stretch: Even assuming this has something to do with Bishop Minns being a bishop of an Anglican Province, CANA is not an affiliate of the Archbishop of Canterbury, nor for that matter of the Anglican Communion.
What is interesting is that CANA does not claim to be an affiliate of the Anglican Communion Network or the Common Cause Partnership. Common Cause is mentioned on the Home Page in a short note about the celebration of the Installation of Bishop Minns. The Network is not.
I believe in the past CANA did list a third affiliation - I think it was the Common Cause Partnership. But that is gone, or perhaps I remembered wrongly and it never was there.
The ACN pages lists CANA as a Common Cause Partner.
Here is what Bishop Minns said in the official version of his sermon about the ACN or Common Cause:
About the Anglican Communin Network: Nothing
About Bishop Duncan: Nothing
About Common Cause, this:
"One of the unexpected blessings in all of this has been to discover a number of new friends here at home - I am referring to our Common Cause partners. There are so many ways in which we have blessed by their encouragement, wise counsel and practical assistance. No question about it - we are not alone."
In the actual sermon, Bishop Minns departed from the text and recognized Bob Duncan, but never mentioned his role as Moderator of the ACN or that the Common Cause Parterners is a device of the ACN's efforts.
Bishop Minns claims to be close to the ACN and Bishop Duncan. But that doesn't appear in his official version of the Installation and now does not appear on the website.
Little things mean...? Perhaps a lot.