Cornelia Eaton ordained priest in Navajoland

[Episcopal News Service] In a liturgy that combined Anglican and Navajo traditions, the Rev. Canon Cornelia Eaton was ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. She serves as canon to the ordinary for Navajoland Bishop David Bailey, who ordained her. The service took place Feb. 7 at All Saints Church in Farmington, New Mexico, where her […]

Maryland bishop suffragan faces more charges in fatal accident

[Episcopal News Service] A Baltimore grand jury has indicted Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook on 13 counts for allegedly causing the Dec. 27 car-bicycle accident that killed Thomas Palermo. Five of the charges listed in the indictment handed down Feb. 4 by a Baltimore City grand jury come in addition to those Cook […]

Texas: Eldest son arrested in murders of vicar, wife and child

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The eldest son of the Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe, Isaac Tiharihondi, was arrested in Mississippi and has been charged with two counts of capital murder, according to media reports. Ahimbisibwe, his wife Dorcas and five-year-old son Jay were found dead in their west Houston apartment on Feb. 2 after they failed to […]

Dallas diocese announces 4 nominees for bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Dallas press release] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for the election as 7th bishop of the diocese. The candidates are: The Rev. Michael W. Michie, 46, rector of St. Andrew’s, McKinney, Texas; The Rev. David G. Read, 49, rector of […]

Southeast Florida diocese elects Peter Eaton as bishop coadjutor

[Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida] The Very Rev. Peter Eaton, dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado, was elected as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida on Jan. 31, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of The Episcopal Church. Eaton, 56, was elected […]

Standing Committee asks Maryland bishop suffragan to resign

Attorney says request is ‘under advisement right now’

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland wants Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook to resign her position in the diocese in the wake of her involvement in a fatal car accident. “The Standing Committee has concluded that Bishop Heather Cook can no longer function effectively in her position as Bishop Suffragan. Therefore, […]

Georgia bishop asks pardons board to spare inmate’s life

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Bishop Rob Wright Jan. 26 sent a letter to the chair and members of Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles asking them to spare the life of an intellectually disabled death-row inmate. Warren Lee Hill is scheduled to be executed Jan. 27. Hill, whose intellectual disability has been twice confirmed by […]

RIP: Marcus Borg, theologian and historical Jesus expert, dies at 72

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 10:15 a.m. EST Jan. 23 to include information about a memorial service and additional details. [Episcopal News Service] Marcus J. Borg, a New Testament scholar, theologian and author who was associated for years with the search for the historical Jesus and who sought to put the New Testament […]

Episcopal priest-curator hopes to build peace through filmmaking

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler hopes his upcoming film, “Ports of Call,” a “passionate interfaith love story,” will help foster understandings between East and West. But he hesitates to consider it a religious-themed movie because “I’m somewhat of a skeptic looking at religious films, as in the Middle East and the culture […]

Western NY Episcopal, Roman Catholic bishops speak with one voice

Call for Buffalo’s new prosperity to shared with all

[Episcopal Diocese of Western New York] Bishop R. William Franklin of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York and Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo are asking members of their respective churches to do what they can to insure that the new economic growth and opportunity in Western New York […]