In a thread on Splinter Groups over at Anglo-Catholic Central, I came upon the following comment from ACA Lay Reader Ed Pacht, who is now already a major contributor to this blog (actually one of the few at the moment, in its early life). Does anyone have any answers?
The various Anglo-Catholic Continuing bodies, though they range from moderate to extreme in their catholicism, have precisely no substantial reason, theological or liturgical, to remain separate. The proximate cause of their separation and its continuance is nothing more or less than the perversity of fallen mankind. It's pride, self-will, and stubbornness, and a lack of agape. Reunion is a present necessity.
Why cannot sacramentally minded Anglicans who emphasize the truths of the Reformation and Anglo-Catholics who emphasize the continuity of Tradition unite around the Creeds and the Sacraments? It used to be so. It still can. And He prayed, "That they all may be ONE".
I'm part of the ACA, and thus of the TAC, and am glad of that -- but I bristle at being separated from brethren of other 'jurisdictions' -- this has to come to an end. A revisionist and non-(or barely)Christian Anglicanism has emerged. Why can't we who have determined to hold the Catholic and Apostolic Faith that they have rejected, hold it in unity?