Newark votes down canonical amendment on health care

The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton discusses the background on the amendment. Today, according to Kaeton, "A canonical amendment to be in compliance with A177 was defeated." More here.

The Wall Street Journal reports (behind paywall)

Normally, the Episcopal priests of the Diocese of Newark go online to talk about faith issues, such as how to apply the Gospel, or to chat about clergy well-being. But lately, on forums and email distribution lists, they have been consumed by a more earthly concern: health insurance.

Reflecting a debate absorbing the church nationwide, diocesan leaders are set to vote Saturday on a resolution that could force priests to pick up some of the cost of their own premiums for the first time in decades.

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