Bishop Bennison Lays Down Law to Cler...

Bishop Bennison Lays Down Law to Clergy on Same-Sex Marriages

There are 8 comments on the www.virtueonline.org story from Feb 15, 2012, titled Bishop Bennison Lays Down Law to Clergy on Same-Sex Marriages. In it, www.virtueonline.org reports that:

The disgraced, revisionist Bishop of Pennsylvania Charles E. Bennison has written to his diocesan priests saying that he anticipates General Convention will approve same sex blessings at its upcoming General Convention in Indianapolis this summer, and any priest in his diocese who fails to perform them on demand could face disciplinary proceedings ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Feb 15, 2012
from virtueonline:

"'At least he is consistent in his pansexual gnosticism and his bullying manner until he gets his way,' said one of perhaps 15 remaining orthodox priests in the diocese who asked not to be named for fear of retaliation.'Charles is throwing yet another temper tantrum as he makes statements contrary to the canons of the Church let alone Scripture and tradition. He cannot make same sex blessings mandatory for his clergy. He possesses neither the authority nor the power. The lamentable captain of the Titanic stood in higher regard with his passengers and crew than Bennison is with God, the wider Church and the clergy of the Diocese."

"It is a clear warning that Bennison, who was on the verge of being tossed out of the diocese for conduct unbecoming a bishop but slipped through the cracks because of the Statute of Limitations, is now firmly back in control with his trademark signature bullying and coercing the few faithful priests into strict conformity with his revisionist views."

Since: Aug 09

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#2 Feb 15, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from virtueonline:
"'At least he is consistent in his pansexual gnosticism and his bullying manner until he gets his way,' said one of perhaps 15 remaining orthodox priests in the diocese who asked not to be named for fear of retaliation.'Charles is throwing yet another temper tantrum as he makes statements contrary to the canons of the Church let alone Scripture and tradition. He cannot make same sex blessings mandatory for his clergy. He possesses neither the authority nor the power. The lamentable captain of the Titanic stood in higher regard with his passengers and crew than Bennison is with God, the wider Church and the clergy of the Diocese."
"It is a clear warning that Bennison, who was on the verge of being tossed out of the diocese for conduct unbecoming a bishop but slipped through the cracks because of the Statute of Limitations, is now firmly back in control with his trademark signature bullying and coercing the few faithful priests into strict conformity with his revisionist views."
The Bishop of an Episcopal Church Diocese wields a lot of clout.
Listen to the Word

Needles, CA

#3 Feb 15, 2012
I see more faithful Christians leaving TEC in the coming year. However, that is what the leadership wants -- get rid of the people but keep their money and property.
Think Again

Greenville, NC

#4 Feb 15, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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The Bishop of an Episcopal Church Diocese wields a lot of clout.
This particular bishop has no moral authority to do so.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#5 Feb 15, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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The Bishop of an Episcopal Church Diocese wields a lot of clout.
Isn't that supposedly why PB Schori revised Title IV, yet Bennison is still bullying this diocese.

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#6 Feb 16, 2012
Vacuous Joe: Here is a great story from your own Church of Rome.

http://www.courageouspriest.com/bishop-ochoa-...

Dated: Sep 22, 2011

Bishop Ochoa Publicly Disciplines Fr. Rodriguez, Citing IRS Code

Internal Revenue Code Now Supersedes Gospel of Jesus Christ?

The Rev. Michael Rodriguez was transferred to a new parish because his stance on morality and the upcoming recall election “raised serious issues regarding whether his participation could be attributed to the Diocese of El Paso” and his parish, El Paso Catholic Bishop Armando X. Ochoa said.

Since 2010, Rodriguez had publicly condemned homosexuality during city council meetings and wrote several guest columns in the El Paso Times as a response to the city’s decision to extend health insurance benefits to all its employees, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation, which he called,“gravely harmful to the common good of our city.”

And

In a news release from the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Bishop Armando X. Ochoa said Rodriguez was re-assigned to a new parish in West Texas in response to the pastoral needs of the diocese and its faithful. The statement made it clear that Rodriguez was the administrator of San Juan Bautista Parish, not its pastor.

“(Father) Rodriguez has recently challenged certain city officials to participate with him in a partisan debate on issues related to an upcoming election,” said Ochoa.“This type of intervention in the political in the political process by religious organizations such as the Diocese of El Paso and San Juan Bautista Church is not permitted under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.”

Word of Life Church, headed by one of the leaders in the recall efforts, Pastor Tom Brown, has been reported to the IRS for suspicion of campaigning to recall El Paso Mayor John Cook and City Representatives Susie Byrd and Steve Ortega. Non-profits are prohibited from making donations or contributing to political campaigns. The Washington-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State accused Brown of using his church to advance the recall movement. Brown denies any wrongdoing.

In his statement Wednesday, Bishop Ochoa said the diocese had received “credible information and documents” showing Father Rodriguez had failed to comply with diocesan policies.

In his columns, Rodriguez has said that all Catholics are “obligated to undo the wrong” and fight homosexuality.

One column was titled “Every Catholic Must Oppose Certain Things.” In it, he wrote that,“Any Catholic who supports homosexual acts is, by definition, committing a mortal sin and placing himself/herself outside of communion with the Roman Catholic Church.”

Rodriguez ended the column by calling homosexuality,“An unequivocal intrinsic moral evil,” and “frighteningly, if the majority chooses to deny the objective moral order, then we will all suffer the pestiferous consequences.”

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#8 Mar 2, 2012
T McCabe wrote:
Here is a great story from your own Church of Rome ...
... which has exactly what to do with TEC, TEC Bishop Bennison or Title IV?
Dan

Menomonee Falls, WI

#9 Mar 2, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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... which has exactly what to do with TEC, TEC Bishop Bennison or Title IV?
Nothing.

This from someone who's church holds civil property law to be inviolate and immutable as if carved in stone tablets, while regarding scripture as wholly subjective.

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