Poor George Carey. I always felt the poor man was out of his depth. I remember after he steered the Church of England to its decision to ordain women priests. Then JP2 handed down the decision that ‘the Catholic Church does not have the authority to ordain women as priests, and this is to be held definitively by all the faithful.” Carey stammered in public that ‘He would need to seek further clarification.” The Pope’s statement was perfectly clear. What was unclear was the Church of England’s decision and subsequent legislation for ‘flying bishops’ and ‘no go areas’ for women priests etc.
Now (even though he’s retired and is supposed to keep a dignified silence) he weighs in with his thoughts on the Personal Ordinariate. This article reports his dismay at the proposals and his anger that the Holy Father is ‘wooing’ Anglicans.