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The Rev. Canon José A. McLoughlin is bishop-elect to the Diocese of Western North Carolina

The Rev. Canon José A. McLoughlin is bishop-elect to the Diocese of Western North Carolina

DiocesanSealColor2_webIn an election requiring 4 ballots José McLoughlin finally received the votes necessary to win the election. Currently the bishop-elect is the Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Oklahoma. He needed 69 clergy votes and 65 lay votes to be elected. In the 4th ballot he received 69 clergy votes and 86 lay votes. Should he receive the required consents the Dio WNC is planning that his ordination and consecration as a bishop in the Church of God will take place on 1 OCT. The Revd McLoughlin will be the seventh bishop ordinary to the diocese.

The Revd McLoughlin’s candidate profile is available for reading here.

The photo and seal are from the diocesan website.


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Scotty Plappert

I do not like your choice of the word “finally” in your report.
Just “elected” would have been more accurate, in my opinion. The Holy Spirit was at work at Trinity. The spirit’s work is not done on a timetable.

Michael Hartney

The Canons of The Episcopal Church title the Bishop of a Diocese a Bishop Diocesan. A Bishop Diocesan is the Ordinary of the Diocese and is the only bishop of a Diocese who exercises Ecclesiastical jurisdiction.

Jay Croft

I’m beginning to think that we really need General Convention action on these ridiculous titles.

Mary Keenan

As a matter of fact, the wife of one of his predecessors called Bishop Henry “The Ordinary” at home to keep him in line. LOL

Chris Wendell

Is there a link to the ballot results available somewhere?

Ann Fontaine
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