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  • Episcopalian leader Schori bashes on St. Paul, opposition to homosexual relationships

    05/21/2013 11:49:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | May 21, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    U.S. Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori (far left) is seen next to Episcopal Auxiliary Bishop Nerva Cot in this 2007 photo. (CNS) The Anglican Ink site reports: The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has denounced the Apostle Paul as mean-spirited and bigoted for having released a slave girl from demonic bondage as reported in Acts 16:16-34 . In her sermon delivered at All Saints Church in Curaçao in the diocese of Venezuela, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori condemned those who did not share her views as enemies of the Holy Spirit. The presiding bishop opened her remarks with an...
  • What Ails the Episcopalians

    07/13/2012 7:09:58 AM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/12/12 | JAY AKASIE
    Its numbers and coffers shrinking, the church votes for pet funerals but offers little to the traditional faithful. Episcopalians from around the country gathered here this week for their church's 77th triennial General Convention, which ended Thursday. Although other Protestant denominations have national governing councils, the Episcopal Church's triennial gathering stands apart. For starters, it's one of the world's largest such legislative entities, with more than 1,000 members. General Convention is also notable for its sheer ostentation and carnival atmosphere. For seven straight nights, lavish cocktail parties spilled into pricey steakhouses, where bishops could use their diocesan funds to order...
  • Why is the Episcopal Church Near Collapse?

    07/12/2012 8:09:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    Belief.net ^ | 7/11/12 | Rob Kerby
    The headlines coming out of the Episcopal Church’s annual U.S. convention are stunning — endorsement of cross-dressing clergy, blessing same-sex marriage, the sale of their headquarters since they can’t afford to maintain it. The American branch of the Church of England, founded when the Vatican balked at permitting King Henry VIII to continue executing any wife who failed to bear him sons, is in trouble. Somehow slipping out of the headlines is a harsh reality that the denomination has been deserted in droves by an angry or ambivalent membership. Six prominent bishops are ready to take their large dioceses out...
  • Breaking news: House of Bishops affirms gay commitment ceremony

    07/09/2012 8:37:55 PM PDT · by lightman · 36 replies
    anglicansunited.com ^ | 9 July AD 2012 | Cherie Wetze
    Breaking news: House of Bishops affirms gay commitment ceremony Posted on July 9, 2012 by cherie Cherie Wetzel reporting from the 77th General Convention in Indianapolis July 9, 2012 This afternoon, the House of bishops voted in roll call vote, to affirm A049 the resolution endorsing the same-sex commitment ceremony. The vote was 111 yes, 41 no and 3 abstained. As I listened to the 1:45 minute discussion prior to the vote, I continued to have hope as clearly 19 bishops stated they would vote no that I had not expected. At the end of the process, after announcing the...
  • C2012: The False Theology of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

    07/09/2012 7:31:34 PM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | Sarah Frances Ives Ph.D
    This is a reflection on her sermon delivered at the United Thank Offering Ingathering, Festival Eucharist at General Convention July 8, 2012 By Sarah Frances Ives Ph.D Special to Virtueonline www.virtueonline.org July 8, 2012 On July 8, 2012, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached her brand of post-Christian religion while masquerading as a Christian bishop. She mocked most of the crucial doctrines of the Christian faith, including the God of creation, the Incarnation, and the Trinity. She accomplishes this through her demeaning use of rhetoric. She taunts the Lord by the use of the name "Big Man" and then points...
  • Episcopal Bishop: Individual Salvation is "Great Western Heresy"

    07/10/2009 5:04:53 AM PDT · by Frumanchu · 348 replies · 5,395+ views
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 07/10/2009 | Bob Allen
    Episcopal presiding bishop terms individualistic salvation 'heresy' By Bob Allen Thursday, July 09, 2009 ANAHEIM, Calif. (ABP) -- The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church called the evangelical notion that individuals can be right with God a "great Western heresy" that is behind many problems facing the church and the wider society. Describing a United States church in crisis, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told delegates to the group's triennial meeting July 8 in Anaheim, Calif., that the overarching connection to problems facing Episcopalians has to do with "the great Western heresy -- that we can be saved as individuals,...
  • US Presiding Bishop deposes Church of England Bishop

    01/28/2009 10:55:21 PM PST · by sc70 · 2 replies · 505+ views
    Religious Intelligence ^ | 28 January 2009 | The Rev'd George Conger
    US Presiding Bishop deposes Church of England Bishop Wednesday, 28th January 2009. 12:01pm By: George Conger. The Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church has announced that she has deposed a bishop of the Church of England from the ordained ministry. On Jan 23, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori announced that she had accepted the voluntary renunciation of ministry given to her by the Rt Rev Henry Scriven, Mission Director for South America of the newly merged South American Mission Society (SAMS) – Church Mission Society (CMS) and removed him from the ranks of the ordained ministry. Under the terms...
  • War will not rend interfaith project (barf alert)

    01/24/2009 10:22:00 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 4 replies · 199+ views
    Tri-faith.org ^ | 1-14-2009 | Tri-faith initiative
    Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” In 2006, a group of Omaha leaders made a bold decision to form a partnership with the goal of co-locating to an interfaith campus. Temple Israel, the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska and the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture signed a mutual agreement of understanding to create the Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha. We remain committed to this goal. Our dialogue actually began nine years ago. From its inception, we knew the day would...
  • Jefferts Schori Asks Orombi not to visit Georgia -- and Bishop Orambi's reply...

    05/18/2008 9:20:21 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 17 replies · 281+ views
    American Anglican Council ^ | 5/16/2008 | AAC
    Source: Episcopal News Service May 12, 2008 The Most Revd Henry Luke Orombi Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala PO Box 14123 Kampala UGANDA EAST AFRICA My dear brother, I understand from advertising here that you plan to visit a congregation in the Diocese of Georgia on 14 May of this year. The diocesan, Bishop Henry Louttit, has not given any invitation for you to do so, nor received any information from you about your planned visit. I must protest this unwarranted incursion into The Episcopal Church. I am concerned that you seem to feel it appropriate to visit,...
  • Jefferts-Schori - Same sex blessings - not this year...but in our lifetimes

    05/05/2008 4:47:21 AM PDT · by Huber · 7 replies · 73+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 5/4/08
    ...from the PB’s visit to St. Thomas in Dallas: Another gay audience member who said he met his partner of 10 years at St. Thomas asked when the couple will be able to walk down the aisle together and have their relationship blessed by the church. “I don’t think it’s going to happen this year,” Jefferts Schori said, adding that the national church’s General Convention undoubtedly will revisit the issue when it meets again in 2009. “I think it certainly will happen in our lifetimes.” “I certainly hope that we can expand our awareness enough to see that God is...
  • Presiding Bishop writes to the House of Bishops

    04/30/2008 9:22:34 AM PDT · by Huber · 9 replies · 62+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 4/30/08 | Katherine Jefferts Schori
    The following letter was sent to the House of Bishops at 10:30 am this morning. April 30, 2008 For the House of Bishops Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Inasmuch as the past several weeks have involved some significant situations, I thought it would be helpful to review and comment on process. First, regarding deposition for “abandonment of the communion of The Episcopal Church,” it is important to remember that such an act is not by definition punitive, but does give formal recognition to a reality already taking place. Once the Title IV Review Committee has certified that a bishop...
  • Church leader battles division (Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori)

    04/05/2008 10:49:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 158+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/5/08 | Sandi Dolbee
    From the time Anglican pilgrims arrived in Jamestown, it's as if America and the Episcopal Church have been soul mates – for better or for worse. Now come the country's culture wars over sexuality, conservative versus liberal, change versus tradition. And the 2.4-million-member denomination that has given us more U.S. presidents than any other, along with its first-ever woman leader, is not being spared. Nearly five years after a gay priest was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, the fallout continues. One diocese has seceded from the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Dozens of congregations,...
  • Pittsburgh bishop has abandoned communion of Episcopal Church, Title IV Review Committee says

    01/18/2008 4:13:48 AM PST · by Huber · 20 replies · 287+ views
    Episcopal News Service (Public Relations Organ) ^ | January 15, 2008 | The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg
    [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church's Title IV Review Committee has certified that Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan has abandoned the communion of the church. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori informed Duncan on January 15 of the certification and sent him a copy. Her letter told Duncan that she sought the canonically required permission from the House's three senior bishops with jurisdiction to inhibit him, based on the certification, from the performance of any episcopal, ministerial or canonical acts. "On 11 January 2008 they informed me that such consents would not be given at this time by all...
  • Presiding Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefferts in Birmingham

    01/12/2008 8:15:57 AM PST · by Condor 63 · 5 replies · 105+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | Saturday, January 12, 2008 | GREG GARRISON
    For Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first female head of the 2.4 million-member U.S. Episcopal Church, military conflict in the Middle East hits very close to home. Jefferts Schori has a 26-year-old daughter, Kate, a pilot who was recently deployed to the United Arab Emirates as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. "We raised our daughter to make her own decisions and she's clearly done that," Jefferts Schori said Friday in Birmingham. "We're very supportive of the work she's doing, believing that it's far better to have leaders who come with a solid, moral, ethical base and...
  • Episcopal leader defends gay bishops

    01/02/2008 7:11:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies · 84+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2008
    LONDON - Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says her church has been unfairly singled out for criticism because it is honest about consecrating gay bishops. Jefferts Schori told BBC Radio 4's "PM" program that the New York-based church, which is the Anglican body in the U.S., is far from the only Anglican province that has a bishop with a same-sex partner. In 2003, Episcopalians elected the first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, causing an uproar that has pushed the Anglican family toward a split. "He is certainly not alone in being a gay bishop; he's...
  • +Schofield Responds to Schori

    12/07/2007 7:50:01 PM PST · by Huber · 5 replies · 44+ views
    Dear Bishop Schori: Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, our one and only Lord and Savior. I have read your letter of December 3, 2007 and thank you for your prayers. There is a pastoral tone to this letter which is much appreciated. Informing me that you are not writing with any threats is most encouraging also. One would hope that this indicates your serious consideration of the Primates’ specific request that deposition and litigation under the present circumstances be abandoned as unacceptable behavior among Christians. Please know I do not share your feelings that I am isolated. My...
  • Episcopal Church faces possible major defection

    12/06/2007 9:41:16 AM PST · by NYer · 61 replies · 617+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 5, 2007 | Michael Conlon
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church faces major tumult this week when an entire California diocese with more than 9,000 members decides whether to secede in an unprecedented protest over gay issues. The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, based in Fresno and consisting of nearly 50 churches in 14 counties, would be the first diocese to bolt from the U.S. branch of the 77-million-member global Anglican Communion if Saturday's final vote passes. The U.S. church and Anglicanism generally have been in upheaval since 2003 when the Episcopal Church consecrated Gene Robinson of New Hampshire as the first bishop known...
  • A letter from Bishop Iker to the Presiding Bishop

    11/13/2007 7:02:03 PM PST · by Huber · 9 replies · 33+ views
    Episcopal Diocese of Ft. Worth ^ | November 12, 2007 | Bishop Jack Iker
    November 12, 2007 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori 815 Second Avenue New York, NY 10017 Dear Katharine, I have received your letter of November 8th and am rather surprised by your suggestion that I have somehow abandoned the communion of the church and may be subject to ecclesiastical discipline. Such a charge is baseless. I have abandoned nothing, and I have violated no canons. Every year at our Chrism Mass, I very happily reaffirm my ordination vows, along with all our clergy, that I will be “loyal to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of Christ as this Church has...
  • Breaking: +Iker Receives Threat Letter from Schori

    11/08/2007 7:08:41 PM PST · by Huber · 16 replies · 109+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | November 8, 2007 | Extorting Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
    From ENS: 8 November 2007 The Rt. Rev. Jack Iker The Episcopal Diocese of Ft. Worth 2900 Alemeda Street Fort Worth, TX 76108 Dear Jack, As you are undoubtedly aware, it is my view that recent amendments to your Diocese's constitution violate the Constitutional requirement that the Diocese maintain an "unqualified accession" to the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church. I have now reviewed several proposed constitutional amendments that will be considered at your forthcoming diocesan convention. It is evident to me that several of these proposed changes would further violate the Church's Constitution, while some other proposed changes...
  • "Presiding Bishop reaches out to bishops attempting to withdraw dioceses" (Threatens Bishop Duncan)

    11/03/2007 6:27:54 PM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 40+ views
    Episcopal News Service ^ | October 31, 2007 | By Jan Nunley
    Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is making public a letter of warning that is being sent to a bishop who is actively seeking to withdraw his diocese from the Episcopal Church, and has stated that letters to other bishops will follow. "In this way the Presiding Bishop is reaching out with open arms once more to those bishops contemplating realignments for their dioceses, while also warning them of the consequences should they choose to follow through with their proposed actions," said the Rev. Dr. Charles Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop. The full text of the first of these letters,...