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SC Judge Makes Short Shrift of ECUSA’s Motion

2-23-2015 · As reported here, the Episcopal Church (USA) and its rump group in South Carolina filed a 182-page motion for reconsideration with Circuit Court Judge Diane S. Goodstein, asking her to reverse…


Quincy Court to TEC: “Plaintiffs Won—Quit Your Bad-Faith Maneuvers ... Now!”

2-21-2015 · On Friday, the trial court judge in the Quincy case issued a strongly worded order to TEC and its attorneys…


Fort Worth Case Argued before Judge Chupp

2-20-2015 · This morning the Hon. John Chupp, District Judge for the 141st District Court in Tarrant County, heard oral arguments in the case that the Texas Supreme Court last September remanded to him for trial. Both…


ECUSA to Judge Goodstein: “We, not You, Get to Decide What Is Ours”

2-13-2015 · As predicted in this space, the Episcopal Church (USA) and its rump group have, precisely on the last possible day to do so, filed a motion asking Judge Goodstein to “reconsider” (actually, replace wholesale) her…


Bishop Lawrence Writes to his Diocese

2-6-2015 · The full letter may be seen here. It begins with a characteristically Lawrencian form of address: Dear People of God in the Diocese of South Carolina, “I do not cease…


South Carolina Decision Is Full Vindication for the Victims of ECUSA’s Oppression

2-4-2015 · Circuit Judge Diane S. Goodstein’s carefully crafted 46-page decision in the case brought by Bishop Mark Lawrence’s Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina (along with 35 of its parishes, plus St. Andrew’s, Mt.…


What Episcopalians Have Lost

12-29-2014 · Episcopalians (referring only to those in the Episcopal Church [USA], and not those in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina) could have heard a Christmas sermon like this: From Mabel’s Christmas Letter:…


Sleeping at Gethsemane - Robert Gagnon

12-20-2014 · Professor Robert Gagnon (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) has posted at the Theopolis Institute Website an important new article, “Sleeping at Gethsemane”, which draws a parallel between the sleepiness of…


Decision Expected Soon in South Carolina Case

12-10-2014 · Today, at the request of Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein, both sides in the South Carolina case are submitting proposed forms of a final decision and order for her to sign. She will most likely use…


Is a Church that Sues Itself a Church?

12-5-2014 · The highly litigious Episcopal Church in the United States of America (“ECUSA”) has settled a lawsuit with itself, according to a press release from its rump group (which cannot legally be called a…


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