Tuesday, July 26, 2005

the diocese of fort worth and the panel of reference

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has appealed to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Panel of Reference for assistance in our dispute with the Episcopal Church in the United States over the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate. The Bishop and Standing Committee of the Diocese made the appeal on July 11, 2005, in objection to the actions of the 1997 General Convention that made the ordination of women priests mandatory in every diocese, while the Anglican Communion seeks to maintain an “open process of reception” on this issue.

Read the whole thing here. Attention drawn immediately by Lee. An opportunity to pray, Beloved.

1 comment:

J-Tron said...

Good for them. As much as I support women's ordination, I think the 97 GC's actions were neither compassionate nor necessary. Fort Worth had already developed an unwritten system of shepherding women with a call into neighboring Dallas for discernment. There was really no need to force the issue.