The Orlando Sentinel has word from the Rt Rev Greg Brewer that baby Jack, the child at the center of a storm of questions over his postponed baptism, will indeed be baptized at the Cathedral Church of St Luke, as originally planned by his parents with the cathedral Dean, the Very Rev Anthony Clark.
Brewer declined to set a date, leaving that to the parents to announce. He did say that
he did not oppose the baptism of the child. He added there was some disagreement between Clark and the two men as to whether the date of the baptism was firm or tentative.
On his Facebook page, Rich McCaffrey has provided an update from him and Rich regarding their meeting with Bishop Brewer last night. The current word is that Jack will be baptized this summer and the bishop has offered to participate. They report a pleasant meeting with the bishop and state that he understood the original baptismal date to have been firm. He also expressed that he didn’t support the postponement.
Rich addressed a question many folks have posssed; Why are they choosing to remain a part of the cathedral parish?
We are returning because we still have faith in the goodness of people, and we trust people have good intent and ultimately will do the right thing. This is not to say faith or trust should be given blindly, but there are moments when you must choose to rise above the fray and acknowledge you are part of something bigger.
Posted by Rosalind Hughes, updated by David Allen