October 20, 2014
[Religion News Service - Vatican City] Catholic bishops meeting here narrowly defeated proposals that would have signaled greater acceptance of gays and lesbians and divorced Catholics, a sign of the deep divisions facing the hierarchy as Pope Francis continues his push for a more open church.
While the various proposals received a majority of support from the bishops gathered for the Synod on the Family, they failed on Saturday (Oct. 18) to receive the required two-...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] A Mission Revolution in the Church, a comprehensive video presentation by Bishop Stacy Sauls, is now available online here.
Presented October 1 to the Episcopal Business Administrators Conference (EBAC) at the group’s annual gathering in New York, Bishop Sauls details the many ways that the Missionary Society...
Several statements have been circulated following the Oct. 17 decision by the General Theological Seminary board of trustees to reaffirm their call to the Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle as president and dean and to invite the eight striking professors to request “provisional reinstatement.”
Bishop Andrew Dietsche of the Episcopal Diocese of...
Western Kansas Diocesan Convention
Feast of Ignatius
17 October 2014
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Ignatius was a martyr. He didn’t just die for his faith, he agitated for martyrdom. When he heard the Roman emperor Trajan was nearby, he went and stood in front of him and publicly proclaimed himself a Christian. Since being a Christian was a crime against...
October 17, 2014
[General Theological Seminary press release] On October 17, 2014, The General Theological Seminary issues this statement:
“Shaping the future leaders of our Church is a responsibility we take very seriously; to that end, the concerns raised by eight members of the Faculty were given full consideration by both the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee. Our chief goal is a fruitful and fulfilling school year for our students.
“We are above all an...
- [Trinity Wall Street press release] At its October meeting, the Trinity Wall Street vestry approved more than $1.7 million in new grants.A grant of $300,000 was made to the Province of West Africa for emergency relief and response to the Ebola outbreak. These funds will go directly to the Dioceses of Bo and Freetown in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia.
The dioceses are coordinating...