Monday, December 04, 2006
Romancing The Stone
Episcopal News Service
December 4, 2006
San Joaquin convention seeks to sever diocese from Episcopal Church
Presiding Bishop, deputies' president respond to 'extracanonical'actions
By Mary Frances Schjonberg
[ENS] The Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop and the President of its House of Deputies both said on December 4 they deplore the action taken two days earlier by the Diocese of San Joaquin (http://sanjoaquin.anglican.org/), effectively repudiating its membership in the Episcopal Church.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in a statement that she "laments" the move and is working with others to respond to "these extracanonical actions."
"Our task as the Episcopal Church is God's mission of reconciling the world, and actions such as this distract and detract from that mission," she said.
Jefferts Schori said in her statement (http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_80177_ENG_HTM.htm) that she also "deeply" laments the "pain, confusion, and suffering visited on loyal members of the Episcopal Church within the Diocese of San Joaquin," and wants them "to know of my prayers and the prayers of many, many others."
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_80194_ENG_HTM.htm