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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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,...
  • US Anglican Branch Vows No Backing Away from Homosexual Support

    10/01/2007 4:03:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 134+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/07 | Hilary White
    SAN FRANCISCO, October 1, 2007 ( - The Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church (ECUSA), has said that there will be no reversal of the church's pro-homosexual direction taken in recent years. Speaking to a standing room-only audience at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, the Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori, the most senior official of the American branch of the Anglican Communion, announced that the Episcopalians would continue to "bless" same-sex unions and consecrate active and unrepentant homosexuals to the episcopate. "[We are] not going backward, but willing to pause," Jefferts Schori said. "All people, including gay and lesbian Christians...
  • Tuesday’s commentary roundup (Episcopal HOB, New Orleans)

    09/25/2007 8:17:52 PM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 41+ views
    TitusOneNine ^ | 9/25/07
    Posted by The_Elves As we did yesterday, we'll add to this post throughout the day with interesting excerpts of commentary from around the blogosphere. Keep checking for updates. ** this is "sticky" -- check below the Links for New Orleans News post for new entries ** We're up to 12 entries and expect this to keep growing quite quickly... From Scott Gunn at Inclusive Church: Clarity, please -- and my own "radical solution" Not too long before the House of Bishops began to meet, Kendall Harmon made this plea: So let the TEC leaders have the courage of their...
  • Kendall Harmon: What Would a Radical Solution Look Like? (Episcopal Mess)

    09/22/2007 8:03:29 PM PDT · by Huber · 15 replies · 291+ views
    TItusOneNine ^ | 9/22/07 | Kendall S Harmon
    I believe very strongly that one of the many tragic aspects of this whole Episcopal Church debacle in the last five years is that not only was the decision in 2003 wrong (and the way it was made wrong) but that nearly every major decision made by the TEC leadership since then has made it worse. The hard part about this is that when you keep failing to offer a sufficiently radical solution to a problem, the next time you face it it requires an even more radical solution. I certainly wish to salute what the Presiding Bishop said in...
  • Ephraim Radner on what a Way Forward Even at this Late Hour Might Look Like (Anglican Schism)

    09/22/2007 7:49:47 PM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 244+ views
    TitusOneNine ^ | 9/22/07 | Kendall Harmon
    It is very interesting to see Ephraim's comment this morning as I came across it after I wrote the entry below which came from some praying and thinking and bandying about ideas with some friends last might--KSH. I cannot say with much certainty what Abp. Williams “really” wants in the midst of this mess. Perhaps he himself doesn’t really know. But one thing I am certain of: if the American bishops of all stripes—and their dioceses and clergy—could agree to some response to this situation that would get the larger Communion out from under this fight, he would think this...
  • Bishop William Wantland’s Response to the Bishops’ Report

    09/16/2007 3:11:18 PM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 133+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 9/15/07 | Sarah Hey
    The scholarship is very uneven, and even totally in error on major points. For example, in showing the difference between TEC and the rest of the Anglican Communion (especially England), these legal scholars state that we elect our bishops by clerical and lay support, while in England the Prime Minister nominates to Parliament a nominee, who is then either accepted or rejected by Parliament. Only our system is fully open to the Holy Spirit, so we cannot conform to the Tanzania communique. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- StandFirm asked the retired bishop of Eau Claire, citizen of the Seminole Nation and chief magistrate of...
  • Ephraim Radner on the Committee document Prepared for the (Episcopal) House of Bishops Meeting

    09/16/2007 2:55:33 PM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 108+ views
    Blog post on Stand Firm ^ | September 14, 2007 | Dr. Ephraim Radner
    It is impossible to respond to this sad piece, except to say that is so filled with error, special (and false) pleading, misreading and misunderstanding, pretence and posturing, perversion and malice, as to defy coherent reply. The section on “Original Intent”, for instance, refers (as earlier) to the authority of Hooker and his views regarding to relative authority of the “positive” laws of Scripture. Hooker may be right or wrong, but the authors here (as elsewhere) appear to have no idea of what they are talking about. From Hooker’s “Laws”, I.12.if. “When supernatural duties are necessarily exacted, natural are not...
  • Matt Kennedy “No Comment”? A Question for the Presiding Bishop (Episcopal House of Bishops Report)

    09/16/2007 2:48:27 PM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 120+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 09/15/2007 | Matt Kennedy
    My guess is that the Bishops' Report was intended to frame the Presiding Bishop's substitute Primatial Vicar plan. The Report was supposed to carry the day, legally speaking, so that when the Presiding Bishop's plan is released it will not look like the complete rejection of Dar that it is. The combined effect would have been to say: "We cannot, legally, comply with Dar, but what we can do we will do..." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Living Church reported yesterday afternoon that Bishop Henderson has asked that his name be removed from the Bishops’ Report that was published here yesterday morning. Bishop...
  • Report to Episcopal House of Bishops (Very Long Read!)

    09/16/2007 2:42:34 PM PDT · by Huber · 4 replies · 268+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | September 14, 2007 | Bishops Tennis, Rowley, et. al
    Six bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States, who are also licensed attorneys at law, offer the enclosed statement for discussion at the House of Bishops meeting in New Orleans. They are, in order of their ordinations, Cable Tennis, Robert D. Rowley, Jr., Joe Morris Doss, Dorsey F. Henderson, Jr., Creighton L. Robertson, and Stacy F. Sauls. Their statement addresses the crisis within the Anglican Communion. It is offered in the spirit of genuine dialogue and out of profound respect for the Communion, each member Province, and each baptized member. It is also offered with prayerful gratitude for...
  • Modified Primatial Vicar Plan to Be Proposed to Bishops

    09/16/2007 5:36:24 AM PDT · by Huber · 4 replies · 101+ views
    The Living Church Foundation ^ | 9/13/2007 | The Reverend George Conger
    Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will offer a revamped primatial vicar plan to the House of Bishops at their meeting next week in New Orleans, sources who have been briefed on the broad outline of the new proposal told The Living Church. The plan is said to call for a nominee of the Presiding Bishop’s to exercise delegated pastoral authority over those dioceses that had requested alternate primatial oversight from Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams following the 2006 General Convention. However, the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker, Bishop of Fort Worth, said a plan that placed the ultimate authority in...
  • This Dream of God is What Drives Me (commentary on ECUSA's Presiding Bishop Schori address)

    09/12/2007 9:56:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 61 replies · 495+ views
    Off The Record ^ | September 12, 2007 | Diogenes
    Chris Johnson alerts us to some deep thoughts from ECUSA's Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told the incoming class at Union Theological Seminary September 5 that they need to consider "how theological thinking is going to help to shape the rest of your life." "The task of theological education really is to help us learn to do theology -- to relate our own stories, and the stories of those around us, to the great stories of our faith, so that we may be able to give an account of the faith that is within us,"...
  • Presiding Bishop Denies Involvement in Wikipedia Edit

    08/25/2007 12:30:31 PM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 263+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | August 24, 2007 | various
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Episcopal Life reports from Church Times: A suggestion that Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori ordered the removal of information from the Wikipedia website has been discredited, according to a report by Simon Sarmiento in the U.K.-based Church Times newspaper. The story, which originated on an American conservative website in May, resurfaced last Saturday in The Independent newspaper, which reported that Barbara Alton, personal assistant to Bishop Charles Bennison of Pennsylvania, "deleted information concerning a cover-up of child sexual abuse [by the bishop's brother], allegations that the bishop misappropriated $11.6 million in trust funds, and evidence of other scandals. When...
  • In Your Face [TEC]

    06/16/2007 10:31:36 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 10 replies · 277+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 6/12/2007 | Christopher Johnson
    Why has the controversy over Gene Robinson created the firestorm that it has?  Why was it the factor that caused many of us to leave parishes in which we had spent most if not all our lives?  After all, many of us rationalized our way through episcopal atheists like John Shelby Spong, besides whom Robbie is a model of Christian orthodoxy.For me, it was not just the fact that the Episcopal Church had voted in convention that it would not let the Bible get in its way anymore.  It was the decision's titanic arrogance.  In 2003, ECUSA created a fact...
  • Episcopal Bishop says few leaving over same-sex issues

    04/27/2007 8:04:21 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 11 replies · 487+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 26, 2007 | STEVEN G. VEGH
    Episcopal Bishop says few leaving over same-sex issues By STEVEN G. VEGH, The Virginian-Pilot April 26, 2007 Last updated: 12:16 AM VIRGINIA BEACH - The Episcopal Church's presiding bishop on Wednesday downplayed the notion of a denominational schism over homosexuality, saying only a tiny fraction of congregations have moved to break away. In an interview, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said the congregations had "gotten a lot of attention and been very noisy," but accounted for less than 1 percent of the country's total number of parishes, which she put at 7,500. "The Episcopal Church is alive and well,"...
  • Cato the Elder

    03/20/2007 3:31:11 PM PDT · by Huber · 16 replies · 202+ views
    It?s possible to fire up the Conspiracy Generator to come up with a theory that some Standing Committees waited to the very last second to issue their consents to Mark Lawrence?s election, and then did so in improper form, with the understanding that ++KJS would toss them out. It makes a little sense: the required number of consents are in fact given, but the desired result still comes about, and ++KJS can try to shift the blame to the Diocese of South Carolina: It is certainly my hope that in future any diocese seeking consent to an election will use...
  • Reflection on a Meeting with the Presiding Bishop

    03/06/2007 8:47:46 PM PST · by Huber · 3 replies · 314+ views
    From Glory into Glory ^ | March 6, 2007 | The Irrev. Michael Hopkins
    Last Thursday (March 1, 2007) the Rev Susan Russell and I had the privilege of sitting down for a little over an hour with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. I was grateful for the opportunity and I hope it signals a new openness on the part of her office regularly to engage acknowledged leaders in the Episcopal lgbt community. Bishop Katharine is a remarkable listener and, even more strikingly, an amazingly non-anxious and non-defensive person. Those qualities alone go a long way to encourage me to trust her, even when I disagree with her. My impression is that she says...
  • The Presiding Bishop Tries to ease anxiety

    03/03/2007 6:42:19 PM PST · by Huber · 8 replies · 227+ views
    TitusOneNine ^ | March 3rd, 2007 | Kendall Harmon
    ˇ°The word is patience,ˇ± she said in an interview as the Executive Council of the 2.4 million-member American church met at the DoubleTree Hotel at Lloyd Center. Jefferts Schori, a graduate of Oregon State University and formerly an assistant rector at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis, attended a tense meeting of Anglican Communion leaders in Tanzania last week. There she came under increasing pressure to reconsider her support for ordaining gay bishops and blessing same-sex couples. In Portland, she urged calm in ˇ°an anxious age.ˇ± She agreed that members of the American church are divided over...
  • Episcopal head seeks gay compromise (asks members to roll back their support for gays, for now)

    02/28/2007 4:35:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 574+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/07 | Rachel Zoll - ap
    NEW YORK - Appearing on a live webcast, the Episcopal Church's presiding bishop began the painful task Wednesday of persuading members to roll back their support for gays — at least for now — so the denomination can keep its place in the world Anglican fellowship. The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, who personally supports ordaining partnered gays, told a studio audience, callers and those who submitted questions by e-mail that they should make concessions that Anglican leaders are seeking to buy time for reconciliation. "To live together in Christian community means each member takes seriously the concerns and needs...

    01/27/2007 8:56:46 PM PST · by Huber · 5 replies · 325+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 1/27/07 | Christopher Johnson
    The bishop of western Kansas has jumped into a national dispute over theology dividing the Episcopal Church. Bishop James Adams has caught the attention of the newly appointed Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori with a letter stating he disapproves of her theology. In response, the first female primate in the 500-year history of the Anglican Church has offered to visit the Western Kansas Diocese, which has about 2,500 members. The next move in their exchange will be up to Adams - under church protocol, Jefferts Schori cannot visit unless invited. "I have offered to be in western Kansas during holy...
  • Chutzpah

    01/25/2007 12:07:13 PM PST · by Huber · 2 replies · 298+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | Christopher S. Johnson
    Kate Schori's looking forward to her trip to Tanzania next month. But she thinks that some of the stuff that's been said about her has been over the line: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said she has not taken personally statements by some Global South primates that they will “refuse to sit with her” during the meeting of Anglican leaders next month in Tanzania, but she expressed concern that such comments were “disrespectful” of her office. “I wonder how they would feel if someone said things like that about them,” she said. Kate? Read everything that's been written about Peter...
  • Summer Season: Katharine Jefferts Schori

    01/01/2007 3:48:47 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 21 replies · 660+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Radio) ^ | Dec. 27, 2006 | Stephen Crittenden
    Stephen Crittenden: We've had many listener requests in recent weeks for an interview with the new Primate of the Episcopal Church in the United States, Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori, Bishop of Nevada since 2001, who is making history in more ways than one at the moment. Not only is she the first woman to be elected Primate in the Anglican world, she's suddenly right at the centre of the storm that's blowing the Anglican communion apart: the election five years ago of a gay bishop, Gene Robinson. The Episcopal Church has since been asked to repent of that decision, but...

    12/23/2006 7:15:37 PM PST · by Huber · 9 replies · 303+ views
    Virtue On Line ^ | 12/22/2006 | David W Virtue
    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams says he has invited the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Mrs. Katharine Jefferts Schori to the gathering of Primates meeting in Tanzania in February. In a private Advent letter, obtained by VOL, addressed to The Most Revd Dr. Phillip J. Aspinall, Primate of Australia & Archbishop of Brisbane, Williams wrote, "I believe it is important that she be given a chance both to hear and to speak and to discuss face to face the problems we are confronting together. We are far too prone to talk about these matters from a distance,...
  • The Real Schismatics and Bigots

    12/21/2006 11:33:29 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 18 replies · 1,050+ views
    PatrickBuchanan ^ | December 21 2006 | Patrick Buchanan
    “I grew up in the Episcopal Church. I hope I don’t cry when I talk about this. But the issue is: Are we going to follow Scripture?” So an anguished Katrina Wagner, a member of the leadership of Truro Episcopal parish, told Washington Post reporters Bill Turque and Michelle Boornstein. They have been covering the sad Christmas story of the breakup of the Episcopal Church in Northern Virginia. Nine parishes have voted to secede from the American church. So an anguished Katrina Wagner, a member of the leadership of Truro Episcopal parish, told Washington Post reporters Bill Turque and Michelle...
  • Canuteling

    12/17/2006 6:15:14 AM PST · by Huber · 3 replies · 262+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 12/16/2006 | Christopher S. Johnson
    Recently, a group of Christians, Jews and Muslims, including the lovely and talented Katharine Jefferts Schori, visited the seashore and commanded the tide to stay out: We call on the United States to: Make peace in the Middle East a top priority and exercise persistent, determined leadership at the highest levels to secure a just peace. Work, in coordination with the Quartet (U.S., European Union, Russia, United Nations), to create conditions that bring about serious negotiations on a two-state solution following the lines of the Roadmap, including: resolving the crisis in Gaza; finding appropriately monitored ways to provide urgently needed...
  • Episcopal Diocese Votes to Secede From Church

    12/03/2006 3:15:58 AM PST · by Moose Dung · 45 replies · 1,852+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 12/03/2006 | Laurie Goodstein/Carolyn. Marshall
    FRESNO, CA--An Episcopal diocese in California overwhelmingly passed a series of resolutions yesterday that position it to secede from the Episcopal Church and affiliate with conservatives in the global Anglican Communion. If the Diocese of San Joaquin affirms the move in a second vote next year, the small diocese, with 48 parishes and 7,000 members, would be the first to try to break from the Episcopal Church, which has been torn by conflict since the consecration of a gay bishop in 2003. Until now, only individual parishes have severed ties. The vote by the diocese is one more step in...
  • Burning Bridges [Schori]

    11/28/2006 4:04:51 PM PST · by sionnsar · 6 replies · 428+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 11/28/2008 | Christopher Johnson
    Some people think that the election of Katharine Jefferts Schroi as TEC's Presiding Bishop will lead to the breakup of the Anglican world.  Jordan Hylden believes that that is exactly what Kate wants: No one thought it possible, but there is a wave of nostalgia sweeping through the ranks of conservative Episcopalians for their old presiding bishop, Frank Griswold. Of course, he may well have been heretical, but no one could really tell for sure. His statements were a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a bureaucracy, raising what commonly is known as “Episco-babble” to something of an art form. By...
  • vanishing act

    11/27/2006 10:40:27 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Off the Record ^ | November 26, 2006 | Diogenes
    Palestinian suicide bomber and grandma Fatma An-Najar shattered her self-composure last week in northern Gaza. Mark Steyn is there to pick up the pieces: An-Najar gave birth to her first child at the age of 12. She had eight others. She had 41 grandchildren. Keep that family tree in mind. By contrast, in Spain, a 64-year old woman will have maybe one grandchild. That's four grandparents, one grandchild: a family tree with no branches. Which brings me to our second Jill: the new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman to run a national division...
  • Give Me Liberty [Schori, TEC and Neuhaus’ Law]

    11/22/2006 2:54:20 PM PST · by sionnsar · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 11/21/2006 | Christopher Johnson
    While spending the afternoon researching web sites that might be of use to me as a reference librarian, I ran across this: Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlement assign any other possible...
  • New Bishop show bankrupcy of 'religious left'

    11/23/2006 8:12:57 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 537+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | November 22, 2006 | Michael Medved
    The Democratic takeover on Capitol Hill provides new energy and aggressiveness for the nation's Religious Left - that faction of clergy and activists who seek to associate organized faith with the liberal agenda in cultural, economic and foreign policy debates. While deriding Christian conservatives for their alleged "intolerance," "ignorance" and "fanaticism," the religious leftists manage to turn off most religious believers of even moderate outlook with their own displays of arrogance and radicalism, and their smug dismissal of traditional values. The controversial new leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States provided a prime example of these alienating attitudes...
  • ECUSA Presiding Bishop: Those Dimwitted Catholic Breeders

    11/20/2006 11:35:33 AM PST · by Paladin2b · 31 replies · 990+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 19 November 2006 | Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON
    How many members of the Episcopal Church are there in this country? About 2.2 million. It used to be larger percentagewise, but Episcopalians tend to be better-educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates than some other denominations. Roman Catholics and Mormons both have theological reasons for producing lots of children. Episcopalians aren’t interested in replenishing their ranks by having children? No. It’s probably the opposite. We encourage people to pay attention to the stewardship of the earth and not use more than their portion.
  • The Schori Gospel: "Shalom In Our Time"

    11/11/2006 9:13:09 AM PST · by sionnsar · 5 replies · 373+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 11/07/2006 | Gary L'Hommedieu
    "We live in a day where there is a concrete possibility of making that dream [of God's shalom] reality for the most destitute, forgotten, and ignored of our fellow travelers -- for the castaways, for those in peril or just barely afloat on life's restless sea." (Katherine Jefferts-Schori, Investiture Sermon, November 4, 2006) Neville Chamberlain came away from Munich in September, 1938, proclaiming "peace in our time." He had been waiting to breathe these words, just as the world had been straining to hear them. The act of proclaiming them formed a palpable reality, and it was everyone's hope that...