Friday, December 28, 2007

The Hypocrisy of the Sydney Diocese

In reading the sad affairs at the Mission of St Nicholas in the Diocese of San Joaquin at Southern Cone Attempts to Remove Episcopal Vicar, I was struck by the message from the ex-bishop's lackey
"Reserved sacrament will be provided by the Rural Dean, Fr. Ron Parry, or by me if necessary."
Excuse me but did I not read that the Diocese of Sydney had sent messages of congratulations to the ex-Bishop of San Joaquin. Yet anyone in Sydney knows that the reservation of the sacrament is illegal in this diocese. But then we all know that the Diocese ignores the lay presidency that occurs illegally in this diocese as well.

I am also disgusted to read that ++Peter Jensen was at the meeting of the bishops et al. in Africa recently to organise what they are calling ‘Global Anglican Future Conference’. His idea of the future of Anglicanism and mine are radically different. I do not consider myself beholden to hypocrites like ++ Peter Jensen and his fellow rats.


Davis said...

I'd say, hard as it might be, the best thing to do with Peter Jensen is to ignore him and his hypocrisy. They'll reap what they sow.

Alcibiades said...

While I see the point, and the wisdom in it, I'm still not so convinced about ignoring +Jensen.

For too long the people whom he and his disciples stamp on have suffered in silence: a little bit of noise to show that we can't be crushed, that our faith is active, real, and undying despite what they say about us isn't really such a bad thing.

Nor does it hurt to laugh at them occasionaly - the Matthians are so dreadfully self-important that itthey can do with a little deflating every now and then.

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