Skip to comments.Action Against Clergy in Recife
Posted on 08/25/2005 7:33:30 AM PDT by sionnsar
The Province of Brazil, by a diocesan decree 01/2005 (August 23rd, 2005) issued by the Suffragan Bishop Filadelfo Oliveira Neto, so-called Diocesan Authority designated by the Primate to the Diocese of Recife has excluded of Communion. and, consequently, of Holy Orders, 32 clergies leaders of the largest congregations, representing 90% of the active membership. These clergies did not accepted an ultimatum from Bishop Oliveira Neto to submit to his authority, and, in an open letter said that they are waiting for the Panel of Reference and from the Instruments of Unity of the Anglican Communion for and adequate answer to their problem, keeping their full communion with Bishop Robinson Cavalcanti, deposed by the Primate of Brazil (still with an appeal to the Superior Ecclesiastical Court).
The 32 clergies had no canonical disciplinary process and understand that the Province attitude, illegal, immoral, illegitimate and authoritarian, is part of a plot to have a quorum for an irregular diocesan synod called by the dissident liberal minority to next September 9-10th, in order to re-create a new Diocese, destroying the existing orthodox one.
Bishop Cavalcanti and the Revd Mauricio Coelho, Chairman of the Diocesan Standing Committee, already wrote to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Panel of Reference and Primates of the Anglican Communion, demanding, once more, urgent and adequate response.
(The Rev.) Estevao Menezes Chiappetta
Press Secretary and Secretary for International Relations
Does any of this even matter? After all, if the first Anglicans could ignore their Catholic superiors in 1534 and still be reckoned as worthy men by later Anglicans, then why can't modern Anglicans ignore the authority of their own Anglican superiors and be held in the same esteem?
How can the Anglicans mind rebellion when they are descendents of rebels?
Nice witness, Pharisee.
It is better to be a complete Christian in the Anglican Use than to just be an Anglican. Many Anglicans have figured that out already. In the next few years so will many more.
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