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New Seats, Hot Seats

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

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.

Baptism and Communion

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
General Convention’s Evangelism Committee heard the cases for and against repealing a canon that specifies Holy Communion as intended for baptized Christians.

A Matter of Polity

  • Friday, July 6, 2012

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.

TLC at GC, July 6

  • Friday, July 6, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

Complaints Go Formal

  • Friday, July 6, 2012

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.”

+Miller: Marriage, not Blessings

  • Friday, July 6, 2012

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

Challenging Confirmation

  • Thursday, July 5, 2012

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.

Short-changed Partners?

  • Thursday, July 5, 2012

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.

Bishops Warm Up

  • Thursday, July 5, 2012

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.

New Calendar Marches On

  • Thursday, July 5, 2012

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.

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