"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war

According to The Living Church the first major battle in the "divorce" proceedings between liberals and traditionalists within the Episcopal Church may begin soon, and there is no hint that matters will be handled "amicably". As that magazine reports:

The bishops of California, Los Angeles and San Diego are preparing presentment charges which may be filed as early as next week against the Rt. Rev. John-David Schofield, Bishop of San Joaquin, according to three persons who attended a diocesan meeting July 8 at St. John’s Church, Los Angeles.

The announcement was made by the Bishop of Los Angeles, the Rt. Rev. J. John Bruno, according to the three, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on behalf of the bishop.

“There is a [presentment] in the works,” said one of those who attended the meeting. “I got the sense that it was going to happen very soon. [They said] this will cost a lot of money, but they are prepared to pay the price. Property was the main thing.”

Read the entire article here.


Blogger Continuing Home said...

This saddens me immensely. I first met +John-David from back when he was the Rev. Schofield in Inverness, CA. He is a good man!

These days I see him but once a year at camp (though not this year); his poor health is an ongoing concern. Please pray for him.

7:57 PM  
Blogger texanglican said...

Indeed, the good bishop of San Joaquin has been a lion in defense of the faith, a true pastor, and a friend to my own diocese in these difficult times. May God grant him many more years.

10:45 PM  

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