A matter of polity Douglas LeBlanc July 7, 2012 News Updated July 7 with the addition of the Rt. Rev. Peter H. Beckwith and the Rt. Rev. John W. Howe Eight of the nine bishops accused of violating the church’s canons have responded in an open letter to the House of Bishops and addressed to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. “We write to address allegations that have been made against us — both those made by Bishops Ohl and Buchanan in their letter of yesterday and unknown others made in Title IV disciplinary complaints that we have not seen,” the bishops say in their four-page letter. “Bishops Ohl and Buchanan have asked that the record be set straight. That is our intention in this letter.” The House of Bishops met in closed-door session, with the Presiding Bishop’s chancellor present, during the afternoon. The bishops have not completed their discussion of the matter. Advertisement The full letter of the accused bishops follows. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.