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Jun
28

Habemus papam!

Habemus papam! Yesterday morning, the bishops sitting in secret conclave in St. Mark's Cathedral elected one of their brothers as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, the soon-to-be Most Reverend Michael J. Curry. There was, alas, no white smoke from the cathedral chimney.
Jun
18

Decision 2015 and the work of the Church

Decision 2015 and the work of the Church I just can't buy an ecclesiology that says the Presiding Bishop doesn't matter.
Dec
17

A church or a faction?

A church or a faction? Next year, the Episcopal Church will elect a new Presiding Bishop. One hopes that those who permit themselves to be nominated as candidates for the office will seek a quiet corner and read about William White.
Feb
10

On bishops being bishops

(Presiding and otherwise)
Jan
24

Do not skew the PB slate

Let’s have no attempts to disrupt the field before a slate appears.
Jul
9

Demons are beloved; you’re not

One does not "listen deeply" to those in the same category as child murderers and terrorists.
Dec
6

It’s not just +Mark

We look like our political parties. That’s no accident. We live in two worlds and as we spend more time in society and ‘culture’ as we do in the Kingdom: the world seems to triumph.
Dec
5

+Lawrence: ‘So we move on’

“It is the Presiding Bishop’s crossing of the T and dotting of the I — for their paperwork, not my life.”
Dec
5

PB removes Bp. Lawrence

Bishop Mark Lawrence is “removed from the Ordained Ministry” of the Episcopal Church “for causes that do not affect his moral character.”
Nov
27

‘Restore good order’

Three leaders of the Anglican Communion Institute have issued an open letter to the House of Bishops.
Nov
21

Paging Archbishop Ntahoturi

The Archbishop of Burundi, as an expert in reconciliation, could help defuse tensions in South Carolina.
Nov
16

A bridge not far enough

The Presiding Bishop has released a pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese of South Carolina. If one wishes to see an olive branch in her words, I believe there is one there to be seen. The first and last paragraphs tilt in a conciliatory direction … or at least give it a glance. And Bishop Katharine’s writing is usually nothing if not clear, which is a virtue in itself. Inasmuch as its...
Nov
15

A Lenten opportunity

A TLC editorial
Nov
14

Charges grieve several bishops

Bishops of Communion Partners “call upon all concerned to seek a non-juridical solution to these difficult matters.”

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