Archbishop Louis Falk, Unity, Accountability and the Blogs
July 27, 2012 49 Comments
‘Archbishop Falk Not Joining the Ordinariate’ -wonderful headline, redolent of the equally risible and bathetic ‘Queen Not Dead’ headline which appeared in the (UK) Sunday Times some years ago.
John Bruce responds:
This blog entry http://www.theanglocatholic.com/tag/archbishop-louis-falk/ from 2010 makes it plain that Falk had been aligned with Bps Campese and Moyer within the ACA as favoring Anglicanorum coetibus. I believe the headline appropriately expresses a change in views by Falk, whereas the Queen does not change state until she passes away.
See here’s the thing about the blogs: They hold people accountable. It’s very easy to vilify the blogs, when they don’t suit your purposes, when you don’t agree with what is being said on them, and when they expose otherwise unpopular truths.
Archbishop Louis Falk was the once Primate of the TAC, a public figure, who (like many others) stridently lead us the way of the Ordinariate. He then dropped off the radar. Just like that. Rumours and speculation naturally abounded. Now, you don’t get to do that. You don’t get to do an about-face, and that under the assumption that people have simply forgotten. He was pro-Ordinariate. Now he is not going. And he doesn’t even have the mettle to stand up and say so. Simple accountability. And accountable he is (!), to all those he (once) lead down a path of Christian unity, a path that is now fast becoming nothing more than a most inconvenient blight, a matter the sooner forgotten, the better, or at least, so it would seem…
Cave, cave, deus videt.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
- Hebrews 4:13