Posts Posts by: "Amy Spagna"

From our friends at Episcopal News Service: The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, from the Diocese of Iowa, was elected Oct.19 as the 10th bishop to lead the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. She was elected on the second ballot during an election that took place in the worship space of Grace Cathedral in Topeka, receiving…(Read More)

The Associated Press published an article on its blog yesterday about the Episcopal Church’s willingness to confront and acknowledge its role in past sexual abuse. With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to…(Read More)

Heather Cook, the former bishop suffragan of Maryland who pled guilty to striking and killing cyclist Thomas Palermo in 2014, has petitioned a judge to reduce her sentence. Citing an article from The Baltimore Sun, ENS reports that, She now has asked the judge in the case to change how she serves that sentence, allowing…(Read More)

A(nother) Difficult Week

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Now what? So what? How did we get here in the first place? How can we fix it?  And what should the Church be saying and doing about it, if anything at all…(Read More)

(Male) Vicar Wanted

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From the BBC: An advert for a vicar’s job which states only men can apply is the work of “crusty old misogynists”, it has been claimed. The advert is backed by the Diocese of Oxford and appears on its website. … The Diocese said a small proportion of parishes believe on theological grounds that their…(Read More)

From our friends at Episcopal News Service: The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee has announced a slate of three nominees for election as its fourth bishop. The candidates are: The Rev. Marian Dulaney Fortner, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Hattiesburg, MS, Diocese of Mississippi The Rev. Sarah D. Hollar, rector, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Huntersville…(Read More)

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Colorado notified members of the diocese on September 6 that they have withdrawn Canon Michael Pipkin from the slate of candidates which was announced at the end of July. Their letter reads in part: In the last several days, we have received reports of serious personal, professional, and…(Read More)

From Episcopal News Service: The Province II Court of Review has released its Report of Findings regarding the Contestation of the election of the bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Haiti. Following the June 2nd election of the Venerable Joseph Kerwin Delicat as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Haiti, a group of lay and…(Read More)

It has not been a good week for our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters. On Tuesday, a scathing, nearly 1000-page report was issued by a grand jury in Pennsylvania which outlined a systemic pattern of covering up the sexual abuse of children. Nearly 1000 cases and some 300 “predator priests” were identified across six…(Read More)

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