The problems evidenced by the Episcopals are the very problems that have been inherent in Protestantism since its inception.
Since Protestants have rejected the truth of the Catholic Church anything goes now and thus any teaching or belief is open for rejection or reinterpratation. It has been that way for 500 years now.
If the various Episcopal churches don’t like this or that bishop they feel they have the right to secede from their diocese – they have no respect for their bishops’ jurisdiction. They then place themselves under a more like minded bishop – perhaps one living in Africa – I’m sure until another more suitable arrangement becomes possible for that church.
Even the nominal head of the Anglicans, the Archbishop of Canterbury, can’t even put a stop to this. All he can do is act as a sort of ineffectual referee. He can’t sanction a bishop or he can’t force a church back into its geographical diocese. All he can is say “please stop fighting.”
This is just like the churches of any number of denominations that split because one half wants to speak in tongues and the others don’t. Or some members don’t like what the pastor said about faith, works, salvation or any number of other things. So what do they do? They pick up their Bibles, rent the abandoned storefront down the street and start a church that “teaches” the Bible.
This is what happens when you reject the majesty and authority of the Catholic Church and substitute that of your own.