Although by and large I like this article, there are a couple of needs for correction. First, the Elizabethan settlement never 'comprehended' anything. This is a common misconception about the settlement (so I don't blame Fr. Kriss for it), that it initiated the Anglican identity in 'comprehension for the sake of truth.' This is revisionist history; that is, reading something into history that wasn't there the first time 'round. The Elizabethan settlement was not, in fact, theological in nature -- it was merely an oath of conformity to CofE doctrine and practice and an oath of alligience to the English crown. It was a very partizan thing, in those days. People who would not take the oath were looked on as suspect citizens, though it was not in itself grounds for arrest, as I understand it. If there is any thing vaguely resembling 'comprehension' there, it would be found in the fledgling recognition that although the sovereign was willing to command men's bodies in a minimum standard of behavior, their souls and theological minds could remain their own; that is, so long as they didn't communicate their heresies to anyone. The metaphor we should use to properly understand the Elizabethan settlement is not an exoskeleton, that defines the boundaries of what is 'comprehended'; but rather an endoskeleton, that defines the shape of the core and from which growth may go outward. This is, I think, the essence also of Catholicism. It is a minimum standard -- the Apostolic doctrine and the Apostolic leadership -- which, if held to tightly, allows for a great deal of growth and exploration and expression outward. If Kriss is right and TEC has abandoned its hold to the endoskeleton of a commitment to Catholicism, both in doctrine and leadership, then we can expect the shape of TEC to be something along these lines.
Second, a correction, an opinion, about the Network -- I'm not so sure Kriss's read of the Network's motivation is accurate. They are not merely Evangelical, such that what matters first and foremost is biblical doctrine and not the historic episcopate. He should know from being in the diocese of Albany -- our bishops are network bishops, and they are strongly catholic on this issue. I believe there is much more catholicism in the Network than Kriss fears. That's been my experience, anyway. Make what you will of it.