Episcopal churches attempt to heal after split
As the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh neared a split, Betsy Hetzler could not follow her beloved Church of the Atonement in Carnegie out of the Episcopal Church.
She moved to the Church of the Nativity in Crafton, but she still supports Atonement's rummage sales and collects the baby items that it gives to her favorite charity.
"I have friends there, but I feel a release not being there any more. My heart is in the parish where I belong now," she said.
Such words come from both sides after the Oct. 4 vote by the Diocese of Pittsburgh to secede from the 2.1 million-member Episcopal Church ...
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"For diocesan leaders, litigation colors all conversations with friends on the other side, said the Rev. Karen Stevenson, chairman of the standing committee of the Anglican diocese.
'It's hard to pursue the reconciliation that we want to have as fellow Christians because we feel we have to check with the lawyers to make sure we're not setting some precedent,' she said ..."
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