November 12, 2013
November 11, 2013
[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Douglas Edwin Theuner, the eighth bishop of New Hampshire, died peacefully in his sleep while in hospice on Nov. 8, according to a post on the diocese’s website. Theuner was 74.
Theuner was born on Nov. 15, 1938, in Bronx, New York, to Grace Elizabeth McKean and Alfred Edwin Kipp Theuner. Theuner is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane Lois Szuhany Theuner, and two children, Elizabeth Susan DiTommaso and her husband Frank of Hampton, New...
[Episcopal Diocese of Rochester] Adults and youth gathered at Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester, on Nov. 8 to discuss how to advocate effectively and help youth affected by trauma, violence, and loss. Held before the 82nd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, the discussion featured Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and was moderated by Ray Mayoliz of Pathways to Peace, a gang violence intervention program.
The panel included...
November 6, 2013
October 30, 2013
October 28, 2013
[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Patrick J. Ward has satisfied the necessary requirements to be nominated by petition as a candidate for election as bishop suffragan, according to an Oct. 27 e-mail from the Episcopal Diocese of New York.
Ward presently serves as interim rector of Christ Church in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.
October 25, 2013
[Episcopal News Service] Dominicans of Haitian decent are facing statelessness after the constitutional court of the Dominican Republic ruled ineligible for citizenship any children born of Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic.
Because of the court’s ruling, hundreds of thousands of descendants of immigrants, mostly from Haiti, who were born in the Dominican Republic will no longer be recognized as citizens, said Bishop of the Dominican Republic Julio Holguín in an...
October 21, 2013
[Episcopal News Service] Same-sex couples in the state of New Jersey began getting married shortly after midnight Oct. 21 after the state’s Supreme Court released to postponed enactment of a lower court’s ruling.
Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith said on Oct. 18 shortly after the state Supreme Court opened the door to same-sex weddings that he...
October 20, 2013
October 7, 2013
[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York has announced a slate of five nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s bishop suffragan.
- The Rev. Kim L. Coleman, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Arlington, Virginia;
- The Rev. Canon Susan C. Harriss, rector,...