On Msgr Jeffery Steenson and The Anglo-Catholic
July 30, 2012 7 Comments
Writes Deborah Gyapong on her own blog:
it is time for me to take another hiaitus from the Anglo-Catholic blog as the moderator seems to be taking an editorial stance that makes me uncomfortable.
Our experience of Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson in Canada has been good so I want to distance myself from that stance. He is also my Ordinary and thus issues of loyalty also apply. That doesn’t mean I will never be critical of something he may say or do but that I will do my best to be fair and not to pre-judge things know nothing about. I do not know enough about the American situation to comment further except to say I pray for the success of the Ordinariates and for wisdom and discernment from God for Msgr. Steenson.
And I for one am glad she has distanced herself from that blog. It is so filled with disillusionment and slandermongering.
I mean, just look at the damage Christian Clay Columba Campbell has actually caused now that Fr Z picked up on his malicious post (and of late, over at the opinionated Rorate Caeli too). Some of the comments there are simply horrible.
However a comment by Ignatius (over at Fr Z’s) seemed to put it all into perspective for me:
Mr. Campbell has a history of posting unsubstantiated allegations against Fr. Steenson and the US Ordinariate in The Anglo Catholic site. At least one of those, announcing the utter failure (!?) of the Ordinariate have been deleted from the site. Therefore, I do not consider him personally a trustworthy source on issues regarding Fr. Steenson. There seem to be some personal issues at play there.
So do please go and support Deborah as she takes a stand for the good, by following her edifying blog: Foolishness to the world.