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Diocese of Connecticut cuts staff by 27 percent

“For some time now the diocesan pledge system hasn’t worked,” said Bishop Douglas. “The majority of our parishes don’t participate at the 12.5% level. Those that do, do so at great cost to themselves, particularly when they draw down their endowments to meet their obligation. While we are thankful for the generosity of the parishes that do support the diocesan-wide budget, the current system is unsustainable.”

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The return of Saint James

I was talking to the organist after the service when a woman walked in asking the time of the service. We made her feel welcome … and invited her to have refreshments with the rest of us. As it happens, she is a Roman Catholic living in Penn Hills and looking for a more welcoming place to worship than she experienced in her own church.

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Diocese of Pittsburgh restarts parishes

Beginning this weekend, the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh plans to re-establish congregations in at least three locations that have been without an Episcopal Church presence for several years. All three church properties are owned by the Episcopal Diocese and are either being vacated by the congregations that have been using them or have not been used for various periods.

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Grace

The Very Rev. Sam Candler, dean of St. Philip’s Cathedral in Atlanta was not elected Bishop of Washington on Saturday. Here is the gracious way

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Virginia church property trial phase ends

When both sides rested yesterday in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, it marked the end of the trial seeking to return the seven remaining properties occupied by the CANA congregations to the mission of the Episcopal Church.

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Diocese responds to catastrophic tornado in Joplin

As needs are defined, we, the Diocese of West Missouri, will respond with all speed and will muster all available resources. Financial contributions to assist with immediate and long-term needs may be sent to the diocesan office, checks made payable to Diocese of West Missouri, with note, “Joplin Tornado Relief Fund.”.

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