3/05/2009

MacBurney confirmed as agent of Southern Cone in Quincy

Bishop Edward MacBurney, who last year was to be brought to trial by a Title IV Review, inhibited by the Presiding Bishop and later un-inhibited because of his apology to the Bishop and Diocese of San Diego, is now assisting bishop in the entity that claims to be a diocese in the Province of the Souther Cone. 

This is not new news. Episcopal Cafe reported on this, and Preludium followed up in early January 2009, asking "What part of "No" doesn't Bishop MacBurney understand?"
Well, it turns out he doesn't understand any part of it at all. ENS reported this week, in an article titled, "QUINCY: Diversity embraced as steering committee leads reorganization that the breakaway group has announced MacBurney's appointment as assisting bishop. 
 So the matter is about as official as things can get in far away Southern Cone, where decisions about Quincy get left, it appears to folk on the ground in Illinois. 

Unfortunately it is time to inhibit again or perhaps simply admit what is true: Bishop MacBurney, by all accounts a very fine and kind man, has left the building.

5 comments:

  1. Sir, many people have been leaving the TEC building for many years. The problem for TEC is that the AC and CofE feel more comfortable with those who have left.....

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  2. tired of listening to angry fundamentalists5/3/09 1:58 PM

    The problem for TEC is that the AC and CofE feel more comfortable with those who have left.....


    Then let the AC and the CoE pony up a few bucks and buy their secessionist friends some church facilities.

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  3. Observer, you have overstated the support, at least in the Church of England, for those who have left TEC. The CofE is as divided about the issues as TEC is. I have been told, although I can not verify the truth of the statement, that there are more churches in the CofE where same-sex partnerships can be blessed than in the TEC or the Anglican Church of Canada. If it turns out that the TEC is expelled from the Anglican Communion, it will not be alone. There are several other Churches within the Communion that will join us in whatever new family of Churches that emerges.

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  4. "The problem for TEC is that the AC and CofE feel more comfortable with those who have left....." On the anniversary of Eliza Griswold's "Atlantic" story on the 2004 massacre of 660 Muslims at Yelwa, conducted by individuals wearing the insignia of Akinola's Christian Association of Nigeria, Jim Naughton has reminded those who may have forgotten the incident, or shrugged it aside as a revisionist canard, that the Anglican Communion has yet to make any serious inquiries into what "Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria knew or did not know about the organized massacre". Guess the AC & C of E consider the massacring of non-believers small stuff, compared to same-sex blessings, Observer?

    Naughton - Yelwa

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  5. Over on Dr. Virtue's sight is a recent opinion piece on the need to move against the CoE as well as TEC and ACCanada. Observer does not seem to observe much.

    FWIW
    jimB

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