Is it true? Have you done it? They are telling me here that you have given a Papal award to some Dutch abortion activist, who is connected to a group which harvests baby parts. Too gruesome!
I am writing to tell you what a difficult position this places the rest of us in.
Oh, I know what you will say: that upholding the doctrine whilst changing the praxis is an old Anglican trick, and that I shouldn’t get het up about it. But think who you are. You can’t just go around behaving like an Archbishop of Canterbury. Every time you are seen to give way on one thing, it makes it all the harder for the rest of us to hold the line on anything.
I am really disappointed in you,
Your colleague and friend,