I figured our number of visitors would begin spiking again this morning, and sure enough, it is. Here’s a brief summary of the most important news from the past several days. To understand the importance of what happens today and tomorrow, you’ll want to review the following posts:
A week ago Friday Stand Firm obtained the “Constitutional Crisis” report produced by six “lawyer-bishops” and posted it here.
Read the text of Thursday’s press conference.
Stand Firm obtained several interesting documents, among them a memo from Peter Lee, drafts of mind-of-the-house resolutions submitted by Bishop Wolfe of Kansas, Henry Parsley of Alabama, one by Bishop Pierre Whalon, one by Bishop Jenkins of Louisiana, and one by Bishop MacPherson and others. The MacPherson resolution most closely tracks the requests of the Dar es Salaam communique, but the Jenkins resolution is the one being looked at more closely by those on the other side of the fence, namely bishops Bruno and Chane, who have been “consulting” with bishop Jenkins no doubt in an attempt to water it down.
Archbishop Mouneer Anis (Primate of the Middle East) delivered this address to the House of Bishops meeting. Reportedly, the addresses by Archbioshop Barry Morgan (Primate of Wales) and Archbishop Aspinall (Australia), two noted liberals, were similar in the sense that they were more stern than the HoB expected.
On Saturday, Bishop Jeffrey Steenson announced his intention to ask the House of Bishops to approve his resignation. Bishop Steenson will most likely be joining the Roman Catholic church. Sarah conducted a great video interview with Bishop Steenson on Friday.
Saturday’s roundtable discussion is here.
Yesterday Bishop Howe of Central Florida proposed a resolution that we here at Stand Firm generally believe is the minimum that must be done in order to save the Anglican Communion. Read Matt’s analysis of that and other items.