“It is hard to see how our differences in moral theology and ecclesiology will be resolved, and it is not clear to many whether they should be.”
“We need to learn to live as a global church in a local context and never to imagine that we’re just a local church.”
The Bishop of Pittsburgh has granted permission for clergy to use a provisional rite for blessing same-sex couples.
Ruth Meyers: Online meetings “give no space for the informal times that allow relationships to develop.”
The Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller of Milwaukee “simply cannot agree” that the authorized rite “is a theologically sound development.”
Integrity has launched an interactive map of same-sex blessing rites throughout the Episcopal Church.
Presiding Bishop: “We no longer expect that ... childbearing is the chief purpose of marriage.”
Bishop Russell Jacobus: “I do not believe we are prepared in this diocese to proceed with the blessing of same-sex relationships.”
Bishop hopes to include “same-sex relationships and those who struggle with the church’s decisions.”
“I have attempted in this two-point policy to find a solution that will honor the conscience of all.”