Friday, January 11, 2008

She did it

Thank you, Katharine. Glory, hallelujah.

Presiding Bishop inhibits San Joaquin bishop
Action comes after Review Committee says Schofield has abandoned the Episcopal Church

By Mary Frances Schjonberg, January 11, 2008
[Episcopal News Service]

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on January 11 inhibited Diocese of San Joaquin Bishop John-David Schofield.

In the text of the inhibition, Jefferts Schori wrote: "I hereby inhibit the said Bishop Schofield and order that from and after 5:00 p.m. PST, Friday, January 11, 2008, he cease from exercising the gifts of ordination in the ordained ministry of this Church; and pursuant to Canon IV.15, I order him from and after that time to cease all 'episcopal, ministerial, and canonical acts, except as relate to the administration of the temporal affairs of the Diocese of San Joaquin,' until this Inhibition is terminated pursuant to Canon IV.9(2) or superseded by decision of the House of Bishops."

Full article here.

Paul reminds me (and Lisa reminded him) that the best way we can show tangible love to the people of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, is to donate to Remain Episcopal. Click on the graphic:



Thank you so much for supporting the efforts of these faithful people.

Please continue to hold all of the people of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin in your prayers. Support from the power structure will help the remnant heal; the road bends toward wholeness, but reconciliation will take prayer, faith, work, love, and time.

5 comments:

Paul said...

Great closing remarks:

the road bends toward wholeness, but reconciliation will take prayer, faith, work, love, and time.

Kirstin said...

The words are mine, but the inspiration is yours. I was still completely giddy until I read your post. Your prayer put me in the space to write one.

Thank you.

Leslie, St. Francis in exile, Turlock said...

Giddy, that is the term i just used on MP's post. I am so full of hope tonight. Kirstin... I wish you could join us on the Jan. 26th. Your post is awesome. Keep up the great work!
Epiphany Blessings!

Mary Beth said...

Thanks be to God!

Pisco Sours said...

About freakin' time, Bishop Jefferts Schori! (I still <3 you, though.)