Thursday, March 13, 2008

Playing Catchup

The LA Times story on the Deposition of John David Schofield is here.

The Episcopal News Service story is here.

Mad Priest, who makes me laugh out loud on a regular basis, offers this observation, entitled "One Last Fat Joke Afore Ye Go."

And the new bishop of San Joaquin is a lamb, according to this Episcopal Life story.
Here's the new web site of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin.
Things are happening fast these days in The Episcopal Church. As I've been spending many hours at the hospital with my husband, it's been hard to keep up.

But I do have a couple of observations.

John David was not deposed , as he keeps claiming, for "abandoning the faith." He was deposed for abandoning the communion of The Episcopal Church, the entity that consecrated him a bishop.

And secondly, if the two previous presiding bishops had had half the guts of Katharine Jefferts Schori and a portion of her understanding of the responsibilities of the office of PB, all of us would have been spared the agonies of the last fifteen years or so.

Those of us in the Diocese of Fort Worth who are remaining in The Episcopal Church are joyous for our sisters and brothers in San Joaquin. We look forward in hope to the day when we too will be facing a joyous new day in a reconstituted diocese.


Ann said...

Guess they did not have the ovaries for it.

PseudoPiskie said...

Now if the HoB would please call a special meeting to take of our neighbor Bishop Duncan...

Then maybe they can get to yours a bit sooner.

airedale said...

Rumors over at Stand Firm are that the Duncan issue will be handled before Lambeth, perhaps they can take care of Iker too, he probably wasn't going to Lambeth anyway.

Beryl Simkins said...

From way across the country in San Joaquin, I pray for the continuing healing and restored health of your husband.
Of course, as you may have heard, there is now second guessing about the "legality" of the vote to depose. Of course, I look at what is being said, always wanting to look at the truth. I am convinced that the actions to depose were taken in good faith. All the evidence is there anyway that exhibit the actions Schofield has taken to abandon the Episcopal Church. We live with the evidence in the valley of San Joaquin.
Episcopalians in our diocese are moving forward in faith and trust knowing that there are more reasonable people among Christians, than unreasonable people. Thanks be to God.