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Dysfunctional Episcopal Church HOB Meets in Dysfunctional Diocese

There are 5 comments on the www.virtueonline.org story from Sep 20, 2011, titled Dysfunctional Episcopal Church HOB Meets in Dysfunctional Diocese. In it, www.virtueonline.org reports that:

The Episcopal Diocese of Ecuador is split and unable to elect a bishop ....

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Sep 20, 2011
from virtueonline:

"The Presiding Bishop then praised Liberation theology in her sermon. Following that, she made all 116 bishops sit and listen to five days of lectures on Liberation Theology by various 'Liberation' theologians flown in for the occasion ...

"Of course this fits perfectly with Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori's notion that the [Episcopal] Church should never talk about personal sin and redemption, but keep bashing institutions and corporations which are capable of doing great harm, especially oil companies that keep millions of cars running on American, and presumably, Ecuadorian roads. Ironically, a certain Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XIV, criticized liberation theology for elevating orthopraxis to the level of orthodoxy. As TEC doesn't have much orthodoxy left, Liberation Theology makes perfect sense.

"Bishop Jefferts Schori is 30 years behind the times, maybe longer, unless she thinks she can reinvigorate a dead movement."
Sentinel

Jonquière, Canada

#2 Sep 20, 2011
The Episcopalian Church, the United Church of Canada, some Anglican(same as Episcopalian) churches and a few other denominations have simply become left wing social organizations. To me, church is a wrong way to describe these folks anymore.

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#3 Sep 20, 2011
Another op-ed piece from a non-Episcopalian.

And now real news:

Perhaps there are the other members of of Province IX to remember as well as the fact that TEC is a global (catholic) church.

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79425_129868_E...

Emcee for the day was Bishop Paul Lambert of Dallas. Bishop Clay Matthews reintroduced the theme "Proclaiming the Gospel: Caring for the Least as Bishops in the 21st Century."

The morning was devoted to a panel discussion on migration, poverty, indebtedness, and the environment in Ecuador. Panelists were Franklin Canelos, economist and academic; the Rev. Nilton Giese, general secretary of Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias (Latin-American Council of Churches); Esperanza Martinez, sociologist, biologist and researcher with Oil Watch; and Ana White, immigration and refugee policy analyst at the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations. Each presented data which detailed the many points and aspects of the topic; presentations were in English and Spanish.

In the afternoon session, Bishop Don Johnson of West Tennessee moderated the open discussion with the morning's panel members and HOB members.

Province IX of the Episcopal Church is comprised of the Dioceses of Colombia, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#4 Sep 20, 2011
T McCabe wrote:
Emcee for the day was Bishop Paul Lambert of Dallas. Bishop Clay Matthews reintroduced the theme "Proclaiming the Gospel: Caring for the Least as Bishops in the 21st Century."
The morning was devoted to a panel discussion on migration, poverty, indebtedness, and the environment in Ecuador ...
And how did all that deal with the follwoing issue?

"A bishop who resides in Latin America told VOL in June of this year that there have been seven or more years of disastrous activities and choices going on in the Episcopal Church's Ecuador Central diocese. Bishop Luis Fernando Ruiz, who has served as diocesan bishop since August 2009, is considered a bad egg nobody wants.

"'Luis Ruiz came in with a heavy hand but after a bad general convention in which he was appointed, he split the diocese again, that is, what was left of it. There is no unity, no desire to work together. There are lots of little continuing Anglican groups. There is an entire contingent of 10,000 Quechuas in Riobamba searching for somewhere to land. It is really bad. The diocese is in complete meltdown.'"

The diocese is in "meltdown," so let's all talk about migration, poverty, indebtedness, and the environment in Ecuador!
Listen to the Word

Golden Valley, AZ

#5 Sep 20, 2011
Leave it to TEC to come up with something 30 years old and now passe even among liberals. In fact, the entrance of liberation theology on the scene is about the same date as the beginning of the decline of TEC. Coincidence?

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