From a highly placed Anglican/Episcopalian in the USA, I think in the orthodox Anglican Church in North America:
I am not familiar with all the various groups of Anglicans out there, I’m afraid.
October 20, 2009
We rejoice that the Holy See has opened this doorway, which represents another step in the growing cooperation and relationship between our Churches. [Uh huh…] This significant decision represents [But watch this spin…] a recognition of the integrity of the Anglican tradition within the broader Christian church. While we believe that this provision will not be utilized by the great majority of the Anglican Church in North America’s bishops, priests, dioceses and congregations, we will surely bless those who are drawn to participate in this momentous offer. [So… the offer, which is "momentous", it is also – according to this – a "recognition" of the "integrity" of the Anglican tradition. Does that mean there is no real need to accept this "momentous offer"?]
We concurrently thank God for the partnership that orthodox Anglicans [as to opposed to the other kind of Anglicans… ? Yes.] have long enjoyed with the Roman Catholic Church, and are profoundly grateful for the many acts of kindness shown on local, diocesan and national levels, as they have stood with us in our time of trial.
While our historic differences over church governance, dogmas regarding the Blessed Virgin Mary and the nature of Holy Orders continue to be points of prayerful dialogue, we look forward to an ever deepening partnership with the Catholic Church throughout the world. [As if both partners are on an equal footing?] We pledge our earnest prayers for all those touched by this initiative, as we look forward to the publication of the Apostolic Constitution detailing today’s announcement.
The Most Rev. Robert Wm. Duncan
Archbishop and Primate
Anglican Church in North America Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh (Anglican)
Former Quincy Bishop ‘Deposed’ by Episcopal Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori
by David W. Virtue
Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop, has ‘deposed’ [The drama! Just like the old days!] the retired Bishop of Quincy (Peoria, IL)., the Rt. Rev. Keith Ackerman, saying he renounced his orders to the ministry of The Episcopal Church, and is now working for the Diocese of Bolivia in the Province of the Southern Cone.
‘I did not voluntarily renounce my orders. I asked for an orderly transfer to the Province of the Southern Cone. With the current canons, she did not act properly,’ Bishop Ackerman told VOL.
Ackerman will make a conference call where he will reveal the actual correspondence between himself and Mrs. Jefferts Schori.
According to a letter dated October 7, 2009, Jefferts Schori said she had accepted the ‘renunciation of ordained ministry’ from the Rt. Rev. Keith Ackerman, retired bishop of Quincy, citing his intention to minister in Bolivia and refers to a letter supposedly written by Bishop Ackerman in July, 2009.: … [blah blah]