South Carolina Court on Remand Vindicates Bishop Lawrence and His Parishes

Jun 22, 2020 by

by A S Haley, Anglican Curmudgeon: At 8:39 a.m. EDT this morning, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Edgar Dickson filed his long-awaited decision on remand in the drawn-out dispute between Bishop Lawrence and the (now) Anglican Diocese of South Carolina vs. the Episcopal Church (USA) and its diocese (created to replace that of Bishop Lawrence when the latter voted to withdraw from ECUSA). The decision is a full and clear vindication of all of the arguments made by Bishop Lawrence and his...

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South Carolina Anglicans Welcome Court Order in Episcopal Property Dispute

Jun 20, 2020 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Parishes in the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina received welcome news today in their ongoing court battle with the Episcopal Church. Circuit Court Judge Edgar W. Dickson entered an order this morning finding that no parish acceded to the church’s Dennis Canon – a denominational rule dating from 1979 that all property is held in trust for the Episcopal Church. If the judge’s order is ultimately upheld by the South Carolina Supreme Court, it would mean that...

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Unity in the Anglican Church

Jun 16, 2020 by

by Charles Raven, The Latimer Trust: For the media, what makes the Anglican Church, or to be more precise, the Anglican Communion, newsworthy is its potential for schism and we cannot dismiss this as mere sensationalism. Journalists may not always have a strong theological grasp, but most of those I have dealt with over the past twenty years have had high standards of reporting and always a strong instinct for the real human dynamics at work behind the spin. All this can be endlessly...

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Deck stacked against Bishop Love in disciplinary hearing

Jun 14, 2020 by

By Mary Ann Mueller, VirtueOnline: For more than three hours, Bishop William Love (IX Albany) sat relatively mute while his diocesan chancellor, the Rev. Chip Strickland, and The Episcopal Church Attorney, Paul Cooney, haggled over the wording and phraseology and nuances of Episcopal Church canons, the church’s constitutional articles, General Convention resolutions, and Book of Common Prayer rubrics. In the end it was Bishop Nicholas Knisely’s (XIII Rhode Island) final question...

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Bishop Love in the fight of his life for his diocese

Jun 12, 2020 by

by Mary Ann Mueller, Virtueonline: Things are coming to a head between Bishop William Love (IX Albany) and The Episcopal Church over the performance of same-sex marriage rites in the upper New York diocese. Bishop William says “No!” The Episcopal Church says “Yes!” and the National Church will force you to do it its way or you hit the highway. Lay your crozier on the altar, clean out your desk, pack up your books, turn in your keys and leave. Bishop Love says he...

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Texas Supreme Court Rules in favor of Fort Worth Anglicans

May 23, 2020 by

by Jeff Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Anglicans who departed the Episcopal Church (TEC) in 2008 are the legally recognized Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and control its corporation, according to a ruling issued this morning by the Texas Supreme Court. As a result, Anglicans will likely continue to hold tens of millions in real estate and other ministry assets. “We are grateful for the Court’s hard work on this decision and for the clarity with which it was rendered,” read a statement issued by...

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