Ross Douthat makes an amazing claim as he assesses the Pope's visit to America and the general themes emerging from his papacy:
"The second tendency, though, is one that Francis has tacitly encouraged, by empowering clerics and theologians who seem to believe that Rome’s future lies in imitating the moribund Episcopal Church’s approach to sex, marriage and divorce."
TEC and its supporters won't like Douthat's "moribund".
Francis and his supporters won't like the comparison with TEC ... There are more conservative Anglican churches with which comparison could be made :)