In the Diocese of Los Angeles, the consent process for the elections of bishops suffragan Diane Bruce and Mary Glasspool continues to move forward and plans are underway for the consecration, scheduled for Saturday, May 15.
Weekly updates on Standing Committee consents (which are filed with Standing Committee of the Diocese of Los Angeles) are posted on the diocesan website on Wednesdays. Consents for bishops with jurisdiction are filed in a parallel process with the Presiding Bishop's office. The deadlines to receive the necessary consents (a majority of the 110 dioceses in both orders) are May 5 for Bishop-elect Glasspool and May 8 for Bishop-elect Bruce. (The difference in dates is simply the result of required paperwork for the consent process to begin having been received by the Presiding Bishop's office on different dates for the two bishops-elect.)
Integrity Board member Louise Brooks had the chance to check in with Bishop-elect Glasspool when she was in Los Angeles for meetings last week.
"We are confident the elections will receive the necessary consents," she said, "and here in the Diocese of Los Angeles we are so looking forward to the sharing the gifts of these two extraordinary women with the whole church as our bishops -- and to the mission and ministry we will do together."
Integrity continues to invite prayers for the Diocese of Los Angeles, for their bishops-elect and for the whole church, as it continues to become more fully the Body of Christ more fully including all the baptized in all the sacraments -- in order to serve the world by proclaiming God's inclusive love available to all people!