Thursday, May 28, 2009

The decisions of sixty-one priests honored

(+?John-David Schofield with colleagues in happier times )

Episcopal Church ousts 61 clergy in dispute
Pastors aligned with ex-bishop who broke with church over homosexuality

Episcopal leaders said Wednesday they were deposing all clergy who severed their ties and joined Schofield in affiliating with an Anglican archdiocese in Argentina.

Jerry Lamb, the new Episcopal Bishop of San Joaquin, called the decision to oust the clergy "heartbreaking."

"But, the fact is, they chose to abandon their relationship with the Episcopal Church," he said

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