This article came up in Deborah Gyapong’s blog – What are the chief obstacles in persuading ACNA members to consider Ordinariates?
Would the Anglican Church in North America be interested in the Ordinariate, the PNCC or the uniting Continuing bodies from the Affirmation of Saint Louis? Would they be able to persuade Canterbury to recognise them in spite of North American opposition? The ACNA represents, by all accounts, a goodly number of tithing and credibility-conferring people.
I don’t know the ACNA in spite of the many accounts I have heard about their being like “ordinary” Anglicans of the 1960’s and 70’s. I would not make any guess as to what they might be inclined to say or do, or with whom they would seek solidarity. I hardly see them join the Ordinariate unless they are prepared to assent to Roman Catholic teachings like Papal infallibility and “true church” ecclesiology – and go through the same experience of ecclesial rupture as did those leaving the Anglican Communion and the TAC. Anything is possible.
Those are my humble reflections on this subject. I would love to see the Continuum unite and get its act together and for the ACNA to renounce women’s ordination and go for more traditional liturgy.
We’ll see. Things are often in the habit of being unpredictable…