Lead Story

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 6:59am

By Matt Townsend
General Convention’s Structure Committee heard testimony July 6 suggesting a reimagined role for the presiding bishop, a unicameral General Convention and markedly younger leadership.

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 6:50am

By Joe Thoma
On the second legislative day of General Convention the House of Bishops consented to the election of eight new bishops after struggling in private with complaints brought against nine of its own.

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 8:35pm

Eight of the nine bishops accused of violating the church's canons have responded in an open letter to the House of Bishops and addressed to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 3:03pm

The Rt. Rev. Wallis C. Ohl, Bishop of Ft. Worth, and the Rt. Rev. John C. Buchanan have asked General Convention to “set the record straight” on hierarchy in the Episcopal Church. They also have accused nine brother bishops of “boundary-crossing.”

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 7:38am

Do we love all the members of our Church enough to take the time to get this right?

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:22pm

By Matt Townsend
The subject of confirmation stirred passionate testimony July 5 before General Convention’s Education Committee. Clergy and laypeople addressed the committee on Resolutions A041, A042, A043 and A044, all of which address the nature of confirmation as a necessary step in becoming Episcopalian.

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:17pm

By Lauren Anderson
In a meeting July 5, the World Mission committee heard from the Episcopal Church’s mission partners who said they did not receive full funding in the past triennium that they were promised.

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:14pm

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops’ first legislative session on the afternoon of July 5 carried a light workload, with half of the allotted time spent devoted to private table conversations and receiving a handful of resolutions from committees.

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 7:39pm

By Douglas LeBlanc
General Convention’s Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Church Music has endorsed continued trial use of Holy Women, Holy Men. During lengthy discussion July 5 of the proposed successor to Lesser Feasts and Fasts, numerous people testified that the text should be revised heavily.

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 4:50pm

By Joe Thoma
Before General Convention held its first legislative sessions July 5, conversation on Independence Day centered on funding for outreach, evangelism and administration despite a shrinking budget.

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