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Catholicam Fidem: An Open Letter on the Consecration of Female Bishops in GAFCON

Catholicam Fidem: An Open Letter on the Consecration of Female Bishops in GAFCON

By Christian Wagner
September 14, 2021

To the Primates and Bishops of the Holy Catholic Church in the Global Anglican Future Conference:

Every Trinity Sunday, we confess that "Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic faith." This faith has been passed down to us from our Fathers. It is the faith by which we are strengthened and nourished. This is the faith which we are called in our Baptisms to defend and establish to the shedding of our blood. We know no other.

Primates and Bishops of GAFCON, we come before you in humility as our Reverend Fathers in God. You have the fullness of the ministry. You are the successors of the Apostles placed over us. It is in the Spirit of Apostolic charity that we come before you and beg of you to "guard the deposit committed unto thee." (2 Tim. 1:14) You have sworn in your consecrations "with all faithful diligence, to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange doctrine contrary to God's word and both privately and openly to call upon, and encourage others to the same." (1662 Ordinal)

A strange and erroneous doctrine has arisen within our Conference. It is a recent innovation devoid of the marks of antiquity. Within our Conference, a third female has been consecrated to the episcopacy. This is not in line with the Catholic faith handed down to us, which we have been called to guard and defend to the shedding of our blood. In all lowliness and humility, we, the undersigned clergy and laity of GAFCON and all other Orthodox Anglicans of the world, ask you to stand up and "banish and drive away" this "erroneous and strange" practice.

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Christian Wagner, Epiphany Anglican Church, Florida.

Eric Valentine, Calvary, Middletown Pennsylvania

W H Dunne, Diocese of Dublin

Jordan Costantino

Alexis Wagner, Epiphany Anglican Church, Florida

Johnny Lawrence, III

Benjamin Main, Church of the Holy Cross, South Carolina

Matthew J Taylor

Mark Marshall, Lay Reader, Providence REC, Corpus Christi, Texas

Cindy Lange, Lake Almanor, CA

Aidan Besneatte-Cullinane, Mountain City, TN

James Austin, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Denver, Colorado, USA

Ralph W. Davis, Sterling, Virginia

Rev. Fr. A. James Gadomski, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Los Altos, CA (Diocese of Mid-America, REC)

Thomas Pfaeffle, San Mateo, CA

A. Beattie, Australia

Rev. Fr. Ricky McCarl, Good Shepherd Anglican Church, Harrisburg Pa (REC)

Bart Wallace

Anthony Meffe

Rev. Dr. James A. Gibson III, Church of the Holy Trinity, Grahamville, Ridgeland, SC

Justin Darrell DeVantier

Aaron Gann

Rev. Richard Reeb, Church of the Resurrection, Wheaton, IL

Rev. Terry W. Gatwood, Vicar, All Saints Anglican Church, Monroe, LA

Rev. Nathan Casthro, Anglican Reformed Church of Brazil (IARB) Salvador/Bahia

Linsey Connelly

Kenneth Lopez, Postulant, Diocese of Fort Worth

The Rev. Steve Victory, Rector, Epiphany Anglican Church, Eustis, Florida (Gulf Atlantic Diocese)

Chris Blankenship

The Rev. Edward A. Fitzhugh, Vicar of St. Timothy's Anglican Church, Fort Worth, TX

The Rev. Charles Arthur McCoy, Deacon to the Anglican Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Miraflores, Peru.

Jonah M. Saller, Emmaus Anglican Church, Maricopa AZ

K. Kevin Murphy, Esq., Junior Warden and seminarian, Good Shepherd Anglican Church (REC) in Harrisburg, PA.

Caden Cramsey, Holy Trinity Anglican Church (REC)

J. Adam Craig, Richmond, Virginia

Joseph Poon, lay member, Diocese of Singapore

Matthew Bergstrom, Lake Almanor, CA. St. Andrews Church (REC)

Josiah W. Sobere, All Saints Anglican Church, Diocese of Cascadia, lay member

Oz Alan, San Diego, CA

Gabriel Galdino, Salvador-BA, Brazil

Allan Santos Pacheco, Brazil.

Paulo Henrique Altrão de Mattos, Severínia-SP, Brazil

Fabio Bighetti, Curitiba-PR, Brazil

The Ven. C. Thomas McHenry, Christ Church at Union Chapel, Bath County, VA (DMAS)

Nathan Lachmann, Brazil.

The Rev. Matt Kennedy, Church of the Good Shepherd, Binghamton, NY.

Josiah Spencer, St. John's Anglican Church, N. Canton, OH

Bishop William Millsaps, Christ Church Monteagle, Presiding Bishop Emeritus at The Episcopal Missionary Church

Zachary Hertel, Episcopal Diocese of Central Fl (Lay Member)

Cory Byrum, Radford VA

Rian Martins, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Rev. Matthew Brench, Vicar of Grace Anglican Church (ADNE, ACNA)

Dr. J. Brandon Meeks, Theologian-in-Residence, All Saints, Hot Springs, AR (ACNA)

Cameron Williams, Episcopal Missionary Church

Rev. Stephen Lieberman, Christ the King Edmonton, ANiC

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