From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition … [Read more...] about TLC at GC, July 6
Archives for July 6, 2012
The Rt. Rev. Wallis C. Ohl, Bishop of Ft. Worth, and the Rt. Rev. John C. Buchanan, Bishop of Quincy, 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.” Their letter follows.Ohl-Buchanan LetterDiscuss this post at Covenant, the weblog of The Living Church. … [Read more...] about Complaints Go Formal
The Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller, Bishop of Milwaukee, writes on his weblog:I write to share my thoughts regarding Resolutions A049 “Authorize Liturgical Resources for Same-Gender Relationships” and A050 “Create a Task Force for the Study of Marriage” which will be considered at the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church that begins next week. I am in full support of … [Read more...] about +Miller: Marriage, not Blessings
By Matt TownsendThe 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.The Rev. Canon Robert Brooks, vice president of Associated Parishes for … [Read more...] about Challenging Confirmation
By Lauren AndersonIn 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.Heather Melton, Chair of the Standing Commission on World Mission, introduced representatives from the church’s covenant partners in Liberia, Brazil, Philippines, Mexico, … [Read more...] about Short-changed Partners?
By Joe ThomaThe 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.After introductions of new visiting bishops, and a welcome from the Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, Bishop of Indianapolis, the bishops … [Read more...] about Bishops Warm Up
By Douglas LeBlancGeneral 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.The Rev. Patrick Malloy, acting dean of General Theological Seminary, said he … [Read more...] about New Calendar Marches On