Rowan of the North

EpiScope has an excellent round-up of press coverage of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to Canada.

And The Anglican Planet offers this partial transcript of Rowan Williams’ Monday press conference. He still sounds to me very much like a man who, for all his brilliance, has no idea of how large scale societal and ecclesiastical changes happen. He seems to see the church as one large religious order in which everyone has agreed to a rule of life, and that no changes in behavior can occur until the understandings on which those changes are based are universally accepted. I don’t know whehter that works in monastic communities, but it isn’t an outlook suited to a 77 million-member communion with churches in 166 countires.

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