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Litigation, Depositions and Other Purging

Houston Mayor Drops Controversial Pastor Subpoenas

10-29-2014 · Well, what do you know?  Evidently if you stand up to a bully, they back down and return to their hovels until a less able victim comes along.  Houston…


Scalia’s Prophecy Fulfilled (Sub Silentio)

10-6-2014 · Sub silentio (literally, “under [the cloak of] silence”) is a legal term of art for the technique of a court that, say, wants to accomplish something like the overruling of an earlier case—without having to…


Aaaand let’s bring that Title IV thing to the GTS mess

10-2-2014 · The Living Church, sampling Episcopal Cafe, reports that a group of General Seminary grads are militating for someone, anyone to bring charges against Dean (and former Diocese of…


Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS

10-1-2014 · The recent meltdown at the country’s oldest theological seminary (and the only Episcopal seminary under the direct supervision of ECUSA) puts to the test some…


At GTS, Prayers Ascending to Father, Son and Holy Lawyers

9-30-2014 · The first line of a current letter from the “Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees” of the General Theological Seminary (GTS) is friggin’ PRICELESS, Yesterday, after much prayer and…


The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion

9-25-2014 · For some time now—ever since ECUSA’s unilateral decision to consecrate V. Gene Robinson as a bishop—the Anglican Communion has been unraveling, but since it was such a loosely based agglomeration of churches to begin with,…


Dude!  We can bring back heresy trials!

9-23-2014 · One of the massive quarry of stumbling blocks from The Episcopal Church (TEC)‘s last few decades was the decision to avoid a heresy trial for…


Episcopal Task Force has a “word” about bureaucracy, decline

9-4-2014 · The Taskforce (sic) for Reimagining (no, spell check don’t like it) The Episcopal Church (TREC) has published a letter to the denomination.  Or, in the unfortunate pomposity of…


Global South Steering Committee Accepts Oversight Request from South Carolina

8-21-2014 · After exclusion from The Episcopal Church (TEC) and in the midst of TEC leadership litigation to dismantle their Christian witness, the original Diocese of South Carolina began to consider alignment options for continuing participation in…


Presiding Bishop Rules out Settlement; San Joaquin to Appeal

8-19-2014 · Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has refused to allow the provisional bishop of the rump San Joaquin group, the Rt. Rev. David Rice, to enter into negotiations to settle the longest-running legal dispute currently…


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