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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Criticizes Successor

Carey blames successor for 'strife' dividing Anglicans

By Francis Elliott

Published: 11 June 2006

Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has delivered a damning assessment of his successor, saying the Anglican communion is now riven by "bitterness, hostility, isunderstanding and strife". Weeks after being urged to refrain from criticising Dr Rowan Williams, the former leader of the Church of the England has mounted a frontal assault on liberals he blames for dividing Anglicans. In a speech in the US reported by The Sunday Telegraph Lord Carey attacks those like Dr Williams who believe gay clergy should be accepted into the Church. "[The Bible] is unequivocal in its condemnation of practising homosexuality. It cannot be dismissed as having no consequence today," he told the Virginia Theological Seminary. The endorsement by Dr Williams of civil partnerships was "a serious and extraordinary departure from the Church's practice".

In the clearest attack yet on his successor, Lord Carey said the Anglican communion has fallen apart since he retired four years ago. "When I left office at the end of 2002 I felt the Anglican communion was in good heart. It is difficult to say in what way we are now a communion. Bitterness, hostility and strife now separate provinces from one another and divide individual provinces." The speech follows an open letter sent to Lord Carey last month asking him to stop commenting on sensitive issues. Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has delivered a damning assessment of his successor, saying the Anglican communion is now riven by "bitterness, hostility, misunderstanding and strife".

Weeks after being urged to refrain from criticising Dr Rowan Williams, the former leader of the Church of the England has mounted a frontal assault on liberals he blames for dividing Anglicans. In a speech in the US reported by The Sunday Telegraph Lord Carey attacks those like Dr Williams who believe gay clergy should be accepted into the Church.

"[The Bible] is unequivocal in its condemnation of practising homosexuality. It cannot be dismissed as having no consequence today," he told the Virginia Theological Seminary. The endorsement by Dr Williams of civil partnerships was "a serious and extraordinary departure from the Church's practice".

In the clearest attack yet on his successor, Lord Carey said the Anglican communion has fallen apart since he retired four years ago. "When I left office at the end of 2002 I felt the Anglican communion was in good heart. It is difficult to say in what way we are now a communion. Bitterness, hostility and strife now separate provinces from one another and divide individual provinces."

The speech follows an open letter sent to Lord Carey last month asking him to stop commenting on sensitive issues.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article756044.ece

2 comments:

xopher_mc said...

Rowan williams is a dude! He can't help the crazy american bishops!

Charlie said...

Rowan Williams is pro-gay. The only reason he's opposed to the American bishops is because of the pressure from the Asian and African bishops. Otherwise, Williams would be on board with the British, Canadian, and American bishops who think sin is acceptable.

Charlie

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