Sunday, 21 March 2004

Sunday reports

First, the Telegraph on Wednesday carried this account of Rowan Williams and Philip Pullman’s joint appearance at the National Theatre last week:
The Dark Materials debate: life, God, the universe…
Kevin Myers, today, doesn’t like it Dr Williams has made an art of imprecision.

And today also, the Sunday Telegraph reports that Britain’s best organists are lured to America by higher wages.

Another report from last Wednesday, here is a column from the Irish Examiner which comments on what an RC bishop said to an Anglican archdeacon Liberals should stick to the point in debate on non-marital relationships.

No more news yet from Navasota, but more on the Ohio event, via FiFNA, from the person who presided at it: INTERVIEW WITH BISHOP WANTLAND, CELEBRANT IN OHIO.

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DV has this story
Should we believe it?
bq. LONDON, UK- The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Frank Griswold, has received a letter from Rowan Williams the Archbishop of Canterbury telling him to make significant compromises for ECUSA’s orthodox, or face the possible of schism without his support.
The letter, which Griswold received on the eve of the Camp Allen meeting of the House of Bishops was described by a Lambeth Palace source as “too hot to leak”.
The strongly worded message to Griswold has yet to be read to the House of Bishops, but it is thought that Griswold will drop a paragraph or two during the HOB meeting.
A source told Virtuosity that the letter appears to support what the five retired bishops did in recent confirmations in the Diocese of Ohio.

Posted by: Tim Stewart at March 21, 2004 10:24 PM

Tim
I would be surprised if RW had not written a letter to FG just before the HoB meeting. As to its content, all is speculation until it is published.

Posted by: Simon Sarmiento at March 22, 2004 01:52 PM

Tim wrote:
DV has this story. Should we believe it?

Considering the subject of the first sentence, the answer to the second isn’t hard to guess. Mr. “Virtue” was never one to let the facts get in the way of a good story…

I’m with Simon on this one.

Posted by: David Huff at March 23, 2004 12:37 AM

Clearly there was a letter, and it seems as though the Presiding Bishop only quoted excerpts from it. English sources have indicated that David Virtue’s comments are not correct. What is interesting is that the letter seemed to be one of the motivations for seeking a solution, but since the full text is unavailable I think it unhelpful to speculate.

Posted by: Kendall Harmon at March 24, 2004 12:42 PM