Bishop Ackerman has left the building...long ago.
Well its official now. Bishop Keith Ackerman, retired of Quincy, has been declared to have renounced the ministry of this Church. The ENS story is HERE.
There will be the usual frump that he has of course done no such thing, but rather indicated by letter that he is now a bishop in the Diocese of Bolivia, a sorry mess of a diocese in the Province of the Southern Cone presided over by Bishop Frank Lyons. The thing is taking up residence elsewhere is renouncing the binding to this Church that he took on in ordination. There it is. So, he has volunteered the information that he has left the building.
When Bishop Ackerman retired from the Diocese of Quincy he first affirmed that he was going to continue to work with and for Forward in Faith. He then became assistant to the bishop of Springfield, at least in name. But now interestingly he has headed south to the Province of the Southern Cone, believing I suppose that simply transferring into the Anglican Church in North America would not do, since ACNA is not a Province of the Anglican Communion. Why this should bother him I do not know. Several dioceses have kept dual citizenship - in another province of the Anglican Communion and in ACNA. This can't be a source of much confidence to ACNA people. People hedging their bets do not make full fledged supporters.
Bishop Ackerman's exit has come in stages, but it appeared from the outset that he was on the way out. He has left, pension in hand. If he actually was going to Bolivia that would be one thing, but he in all likelihood has only left for the metaphysical Bolivia but is still to be found in the United States, now mucking about in a jurisdiction not his own with papers from a Province that commissions privateers.
He has left the building, but we have not seen the last of him.