Anglican Communion: Sorry, CANA. No Status for You
'In response to a number of queries, and following consultation with The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion has issued the following statement:It is sometimes challenging to unpack Communion-speak but this time Secretary Kearon is clear.
"The Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) is, to my knowledge, a "mission" of the Church of Nigeria. It is not a branch of the Anglican Communion as such but an organsation which relates to a single province of the Anglican Communion. CANA has not petitioned the Anglican Consultative Council for any official status within the Communion's structures, nor has the Archbishop of Canterbury indicated any support for its establishment." '
The Revd Canon Kenneth Kearon
What he is saying is that if we were in the Old American West, then the CANA settlers would be called the Donner Party, and they are heading out on their own through the beautiful mountains into uncharted territory, where after the burst of idealism fades and winter sets in, they will eat each other and live on in the annals of religious cannabalism.
The statement is at the Anglican Communion website.