By Douglas LeBlancWhen the Rt. Rev. John S. Spong asked Michael Rehill to serve as his chancellor, people who knew them both were surprised that Spong would choose Rehill, an Anglo-Catholic. Spong countered: an ideological chancellor will serve the bishop only if they agree, while a Catholic respects the office regardless of who occupies it.Rehill has represented some of the … [Read more...] about Mr. Rehill for the Defense
Archives for July 9, 2012
By Matt TownsendShedding tears of joy, the Rev. Canon Gay Jennings, Ohio, sang the hymn “Sing a New Church” with the Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of Florida, after a committee vote July 9.As co-chairs of General Convention’s Structure Committee, the two helped lead the Structure Committee to a unanimous passing of Resolution C095 (substitute), calling for the creation … [Read more...] about Sing Out!
Video by Matt TownsendMembers of General Convention’s Structure Committee discuss their progress on Resolution C095, which would establish a task force for structural reform. If authorized by General Convention, the task force will prepare reforms to be considered at the 78th General Convention in 2015.Discuss this post at Covenant, the weblog of The Living Church. … [Read more...] about Birth of a Task Force?
From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition, July 9 … [Read more...] about TLC at GC, July 9
By Joe ThomaThe House of Bishops expressed its collegiality July 8 in a “mind of the house” resolution, after a closed-door discussion about accusations against nine bishops.The bishops face possible Title IV charges that they engaged in misconduct when endorsing a friend-of-the-court brief prepared by the Anglican Communion Institute for a Texas Supreme Court. The court case … [Read more...] about Bishops Express Collegiality
By Lauren AndersonThe House of Deputies approved Resolution A157, which eliminates a constitutional requirement that any bishop elected within 120 days of General Convention must obtain consent from a majority of deputies.The election of a bishop ordinarily requires the consent of a majority of the standing committees of all the dioceses and the majority of the bishops in the … [Read more...] about Convention and Consents