Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Archbishop Hepworth and the missing thread
This deletion was not our idea. Archbishop Hepworth requested it of Albion Land. I wish this had not been requested. Obviously, all who read the post knew that it contained nothing derogatory about the TAC or Archbishop Hepworth. Some items had been classified as "not for publication," and I assure our readers that each and every such item was treated as off the record, and so they were not posted. In our view, the exposition that Archbishop Hepworth made regarding the TAC´s conversations with Rome could only serve to allay doubts about the TAC´s commitment to Anglicanism, doubts that have been repeatedly raised over the years since those conversations began. However, if the archbishop insists on acting in secrecy, that is a choice for him to make and for the faithful of the TAC to judge. The Continuum is not a player in this game, and it is not for us to judge, though our general view is that transparency is generally always the best policy in governance, including the governance of the Church.