Friday, June 30, 2006

"She Will Not Be Alone" by Bishop Barbara C. Harris

Friday, June 30, 2006

The election of the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori as 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church is momentous for several reasons -- not the least of which is that many General Convention deputies, visitors and bishops themselves did not believe the House of Bishops had the moral courage to choose the obviously superior nominee. The conventional wisdom was that a "compromise" person, palatable to both sides of the church and the rest of the Anglican Communion, would be chosen in the hope that we might "get on with it" -- whatever "it" is.

It has been reported that a few retired conservative bishops (as many as nine) voted for her to demonstrate the split in the American church, but that can be documented only by those who would have concocted such a self-defeating scheme.

Read the rest of this article in The Witness here:

1 comment:

Psalmist said...

Oh, my goodness...she did NOT call Bishop Iker "diminutive." No way did she do that.

*reads again*

Oh, yes she did! YES, she did!


How does one say "You GO" to a retired bishop?

I suppose one does not. Still, this one would so like to!

In all seriousness, I appreciate this article. It's such a shame that in the 21st century, a female Presiding Bishop has to take any nonsense whatsoever for being what God made her (a woman), let alone the downright evil denigration so many have heaped on her for being both female and not rigidly conservative. But since that is reality for her at the moment, I can imagine no one better to offer her support--spiritual and otherwise--than Bishop Harris. What a remarkable person she is!

Thank you for sharing this article, Catherine!