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Now, having taken the time to read all that, Fr Anthony Chadwick has a post up this morning entitled: Australia? In it, he says:
I didn’t want to mention this sickening stuff before, but some days ago an article appeared on Fr Smuts’ blog – TAC Latest News: Official Statement to Holy See on Anglicanorum Coetibus; Archbishop Hepworth; Archbishop Falk; Bishop Campese; Bringing Order to the Church….
It referred to a meeting that recently took place in America, where one or more bishops or other clergy gave their explanations for events going on in the TAC. I have a copy of transcripts concerning Archbishop Hepworth and others, and I can at my discretion send copies by e-mail on request. However, this kind of thing revolts me to the core…
In my original post – which I took down (when asked so to do) – I wrote as a conclusion (perhaps sensing a coming storm):
At this point, let me simply conclude with a plea: Don’t blame (or get mad) at the messenger. Don’t blame the blogs! All of the above is publicly and freely available on the Internet [on the website of the Diocese of the North East of the Anglican Church in America]. They put it there, not me…
I stand by that.
In any event, what was or was not said at the Clericus in America, was or was not said. I only looked at and listened to two of the many recordings that were posted on the Internet. Who put it there? I don’t know. Go ask the Webmaster (over there). Mine, in any event, is a mere insignificant little blog by comparison to the official ACA / Diocesan website where this information was so liberally posted. I therefore bear no responsibility.
So in conclusion here, a quick quote:
We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it – Patrick Henry.