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Our problem with authority

by George Clifford We Episcopalians frequently have problems with ecclesiastical authority. Here’s some anecdotal evidence: • Clergy and laity do not want bishops (or, for

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A step towards reconciliation

Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg of South Carolina has welcomed the Rev. H. Dagnall Free back into good standing as a priest in Episcopal Church saying that was an important moment for The Episcopal Church and an encouraging step toward reconciliation in South Carolina.

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Does your diocesan annual meeting need a rethink?

The same day the Taskforce for Reimagining The Episcopal Church (TREC) issued its “Letter to the Church,” the Diocese of Virginia issued “A Letter from the Bishop: Important Updates on Annual Council.” What changes has your diocese made to its annual convention? Were the innovations successful?

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The clergy as marital agents of the state

In celebrating the legalization of same-sex marriage in Oregon, Bishop Michael Hanley of the Diocese of Oregon, of the diocese about whether it is appropriate for clergy to function as an agent of the state with regards to marriage.

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