Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry has appointed Mary E. Kostel as his chancellor. Kostel is the fourth person to hold this position since it was created in the 1970s. She succeeds David Booth Beers, chancellor since 1991. Kostel is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was editor in chief of the law review. After two … [Read more...] about Mary Kostel Succeeds David Booth Beers
The complete and authorized version of the Constitution and Canons, as adopted and revised by the 79th General Convention in 2018, is available for free as a downloadable PDF or as HTML for reading in a browser. Print copies in English or Spanish are $35 each. The Constitution, Canons, and Rules of Order have been adopted by General Convention since 1785. Adapted from the … [Read more...] about Church Publishes 2018 Canons
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 in favor of baker Jack Phillips, who declined to bake a custom cake for the wedding of Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins. The majority opinion, written by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, focused at length on hostility expressed toward Phillips’s faith by members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Associate Justices Ruth Bader … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Affirms Baker’s Freedom
The Rt. Rev. Daniel H. Martins, Bishop of Springfield, writes from the House of Bishops’ retreat about the day’s conversations on March 8, including whether to pay the president of the House of Deputies and whether the catechism’s teaching on marriage should be revised to use gender-neutral language: The last hour of our afternoon before Evensong was given over to a report … [Read more...] about Will the Catechism Change on Marriage?
20 Minutes with Jeffrey Metcalfe The Rev. Canon Jeffrey Metcalfe has a full plate. Recently installed as canon theologian for the Diocese of Québec, Anglican Church of Canada, Metcalfe is also completing his PhD. He’s a husband and father, and an Ontario-born Anglophone continuing to hone his French in a very Francophone — and very secular — mission field. Metcalfe, 30, … [Read more...] about To Live in a Small Way, and Live Well