Archives for March 2017

Disciplinary hearing for Los Angeles’ Bruno concludes without decision

Hearing Panel’s conclusion will not come until sometime after Easter

[Episcopal News Service – Pasadena, California] Three days of testimony in the ecclesiastical disciplinary hearing for Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno ended here March 30 without a resolution. Church Attorney Raymond “Jerry” Coughlan, appointed to represent the Episcopal Church, and Diocese of Los Angeles Chancellor Richard Zevnik did not make oral closing […]

J. Jon Bruno tells disciplinary hearing about attempt to sell Newport Beach church

Los Angeles bishop is due to answer more questions on hearing’s final day

[Episcopal News Service – Pasadena, California] The second day of a March 28-30 ecclesiastical disciplinary hearing for Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno included the bishop’s explanation of his behavior during the events in question as well as more testimony from a vicar who said she became uncomfortable talking to him alone about […]

First day of Bruno hearing brings testimony about bishop’s behavior

Disciplinary case centers on Los Angeles bishop's attempted sale of Newport Beach church

[Episcopal News Service – Pasadena, California] The three-day ecclesiastical disciplinary hearing for Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno began March 28 with opening statements from the prosecution and defense, followed by at times emotional testimony from members of the congregation at the center of the dispute. Some of those witnesses cried as they […]

Church disciplinary hearing due to begin for Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno

Panel plans three days of testimony in dispute over bishop’s effort to sell Newport Beach church

[Episcopal News Service – Pasadena, California] Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno faces a rare disciplinary hearing here March 28-30 on accusations that he violated church canons, including engaging in conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy. The allegations, initially brought by the members of St. James the Great Episcopal Church, stem from […]

Lent Madness duo shines competitive spotlight on saints’ inspiring stories

[Episcopal News Service] The bracket is packed with big names. The matchups can be intense. Individual results may hinge on last-minute momentum shifts. And in the end, only one competitor claims the title of champion. March Madness? No, this is Lent Madness, and the saint who outlasts them all will be crowned with the Golden […]

Water: Common good or commodity?

Trinity Institute 2017

[Episcopal News Service] The demand for water is expected to increase 55 percent by 2030 and at the same time global water resources may only meet 60 percent of the world’s needs. “Africa, India, the Middle East and Australia already are in crisis,” said Maude Barlow, a former United Nations senior advisor on water, and […]

Episcopal Church Memes uses Facebook popularity to mix laughs, evangelism

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Art Bass is a trial lawyer and Episcopal deacon in Cleveland, Tennessee. He also happens to be the mastermind behind one of the most popular Episcopal-themed pages on Facebook – a page he maintained mostly in anonymity until he was confronted with his growing online popularity at a diocesan workshop. […]

Anglican, Episcopal women gather at UNCSW’s annual look at women’s status

Curry and Jennings tell women advocacy is God’s work guided by Holy Spirit.

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings told women from across the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion gathered for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women that their advocacy is God’s work. The women are in New York for the 61st session of […]

Saint Augustine’s president, with deep ties to university’s past, looks to future

[Episcopal News Service] Generations of Everett Ward’s family preceded him in graduating from Saint Augustine’s University, a historically black college in Raleigh, North Carolina, so he was no stranger to the campus in 2014 when he took over as interim president. He was named to that role permanently in April 2015, becoming the school’s 11th president. […]

Closing the loop on racial reconciliation

Two Virginia parishes reckon with their Confederate histories

[Episcopal News Service] He felt attacked, and says so, specifically choosing the word to convey his strength of emotion. Yes, he felt personally attacked. But A.W. “Buster” Lewis also felt that R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia–his parish–“as I knew it, was being attacked and that we needed to do something about it.” […]