By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops’ first legislative session on the afternoon of July 5 carried a light workload, with half of the allotted time spent devoted to private table conversations and receiving a handful of resolutions from committees.
House of Bishops
By Joe Thoma
Standing Committee: “spurious complaints against bishops further demonstrate the urgent need to revisit the Title IV disciplinary Canons.”
The complaints are patently frivolous and should be dismissed at the outset.
Besides being conduct unbecoming of a church, this action is a violation of the guarantee of the right of free speech found in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
My principal concern was to not leave unchallenged the assertion that the Episcopal Church is a unitary hierarchical organism at all levels, and that the dioceses are entirely creatures of General Convention.
To date, I have not seen a copy of the “complaint,” nor do I know who issued it, or what it says.
By Ephraim Radner
The role of bishops is now itself a part of the struggle for the Episcopal Church’s faithful mission.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori responds to news of Bonnie Anderson not seeking re-election as president of General Convention’s House of Deputies.