"The Continuing Church had and has its problems. We also have over the last 30 years built hundreds of congregations, and dozens of those are strong parishes with attractive buildings, plausible liturgy, well-educated clergy, serious ministry, and works of mercy. What was once dismissed as a '1928 Prayer Book Burial Society' is alive and multi-generational and growing. We have had, and still have, too much division - as do Rome, the Orthodox, and everybody else. But our divisions, far from multiplying, are reversing. There are significant unities among various Continuing bodies, and they are increasing. There is a good deal of cordiality across ecclesial lines, and that is also increasing. There is no good reason for pessimism and much reason for very great optimism.
"The TAC is jumping ship and abandoning the Affirmation and Anglicanism as our movement is palpably succeeding. That loss of nerve is a tragedy for TAC folk, who could have poped years ago and consciously chose not to do so. However, from that tragedy comes a simplification of the Continuing Church scene...and the opening of serious ecumenical opportunities for the remnants of the TAC that will choose not to become Roman Catholic - a remnant that will prove to be a majority, I think."
All I can think to add is, Amen.