Covenant, founded in August 2007 as a weblog community of “evangelical and catholic” Christians, begins a new life today.
The Rev. Jeffrey Steenson, newly appointed ordinary of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, will receive members of Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore, on Sunday morning.
No clergy within the Diocese of Pittsburgh appear on the slate as the diocese seeks its eighth bishop. The diocese announced four nominees Jan. 15.
If the Ordinariate in the United States is a Vatican effort to poach disgruntled Anglicans, Sunday-golfing ex-Anglicans or never-were Anglicans, its newly appointed leader has not received that memo.
The CANA Congregations suggest that a ruling for the denomination would be to defer to the hierarchy 'with a vengeance.' This Court disagrees. … [W]hile the CANA Congregations had an absolute right to depart from TEC and the Diocese, they had no right to take these seven Episcopal churches with them.
Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi of Uganda has announced he will retire in mid-2012, six months before the end of his 10-year term.
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba writes: “It concerns me greatly that, from what I read online and elsewhere, and from the responses I received to the article I wrote for The Living Church last year, too much of the debate around the Covenant seems to have lost sight of our true context.”
The Rt. Rev. Clarence C. Pope, second Bishop of Fort Worth, died late Jan. 8 in Baton Rouge. His death prompted sympathetic notes from the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker, Pope’s successor in Fort Worth, and the Diocese of Louisiana.
In a 26-minute interview with the Rev. Todd Wilken, the presiding bishop addressed questions of pantheism and panentheism; the identity of Jesus Christ; the Episcopal Church’s decision to consecrate bishops in same-sex relationships; the Anglican Church in North America; the emergent church; and the Atonement, among other topics.
From NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams: “Elmer Mejia became a Navy diver and medic, and in his early 20s volunteered to work at a clinic where he was exposed to the plight of the lobster divers for the first time. It was run by an Episcopal priest from Wyoming, Gus Sabrador, who became Mejia’s mentor and asked his American congregation to help Mejia go to medical school.”