Monday, October 29, 2007

Bishop Langberg on the TAC and Rome

Bishop George Langberg of the ACA wrote a brief statement that was posted by David Virtue on October 25th. In recounting the history of Anglican relations with the See of Rome in the last century, before 1976, he covers facts that I have also brought to the attention of our readers. It shows what his thinking is, which is significant because he is a bishop in the TAC. As I have thought, and have been suggesting all along, the idea seems to be that of resuming discussions where Canterbury left off. Here is an excerpt:

"All of these events took place more than 35 years ago. Had the Anglican Communion not subsequently run off the rails, it is entirely plausible that the unity sought now by the TAC would have been established between Canterbury and Rome a generation ago. Progress toward that unity came to a halt, not because the Anglicans decided it was wrong, but because their journey into revisionism, begun in the early 1970's, destroyed all possibility of coming together.

"The foregoing raises an interesting question for the TAC's current critics. Where would they be now if the Anglican Communion had not come unraveled, and the vision shared by both sides in the 1960's had come to fruition? Would they have cried 'foul' and broken with Canterbury , claiming that 'real Anglicans' must ever be separate from Rome? One can only wonder."

Read the whole piece by clicking here.


Anonymous said...

Tell me again: who's off the rails?

Ignore Huckabee post, scroll down to second one:

When you all swim the Tiber, you'll be in communion with this. Enjoy, and adieu.

-- Caedmon

Fr. Robert Hart said...

I am not sure what Caedmon thinks to prove by a link to some blog run by a traditionalist Catholic. All that this proves is that in the RCC there is a course of action that some blogger called "Catholic knight" recommends because he has reasonable hope for a remedy.