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Bishop Heather E Cook

Addiction and Repentance

Maryland bishop repents for “not learning more about the ‘cunning, baffling and powerful’ nature of alcoholism.”

On Healing and Wholeness

Presiding Bishop: “Healing requires hope for a redeemed future for the Palermo family as well as Heather Cook.”

Heather Cook Restricted

Under Title IV, Presiding Bishop prohibits Bishop Heather Cook from engaging in any ministry.

Credibility in Question

Deputies President Gay Jennings: “the credibility of the process by which we elect bishops is in question.”

Title IV and Disclosure

Bishop of Maryland seeks a “healthy balance between promises of confidentiality and the need for truth-telling.”

13 Indictments for Bp. Cook

If found guilty, Bishop Heather Cook could spend up to 20 years in prison.

Letter to +Cook: Please Resign

Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton: “[I]t is my hope Heather will see the wisdom in this recommendation.”

Companion Posts Bishop’s Bail

Mark H. Hansen, a former priest of the Diocese of Connecticut, has posted bail for Bishop Heather Cook.

Thoughts from a Md. Rector

“Our guidelines are woefully inadequate and naïve” on substance abuse and addiction.

‘It’s Not Your Fault’

Bishop Eugene Sutton to the Diocese of Maryland: “What do we do with our grief?”


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