The lawsuit filed by a breakaway group against The Episcopal Church and its local diocese in eastern South Carolina will be heard in state court, not federal court, U.S. District Court Judge C. Weston Houck ruled today.
Sue Nowicki of the Modesto Bee writes: The knock echoed loudly Sunday afternoon through the sanctuary of St. Francis Episcopal Church. It was the Rev.
The next time someone tells you that the church is beset by factions that will tear it asunder, tell them this story from the Post
A proposed rule change would eliminate a special Profile and Search Committee that seeks candidates in the diocese and from the national church and conducts a vetting process. Instead, the diocese’s Standing Committee, which advises the bishop, would administer the process relying on nominations from within the diocese.
From the Diocese of Chicago: June 8, 2013—Episcopalians meeting today in Chicago and Peoria have voted to reunify their dioceses after 136 years of operating
This is the fourth and final case involving congregations in which a majority of members, having voted to disaffiliate from the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Episcopal Church, sought to retain Church property for themselves. In each instance, however, courts have ruled that the property rightfully belongs to the Diocese and Episcopal Church.
From the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut:
Milwaukee businessman Ab Nicholas and his wife, Nancy, are donating $10 million to create a center in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago for leadership development..