TLC 248/10 online Douglas LeBlanc May 9, 2014 News The May 25 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. In the cover essay, the Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin considers what lessons today’s Episcopal Church, and his diocese in particular, might learn from the example of Bishop Charles Chapman Grafton. Bishop Franklin writes: In the spring of 1969, I came to Fond du Lac as a Northwestern University student to do research on Bishop Charles Chapman Grafton in the diocesan archives. My subject was the Belgian Old Catholic communities in Door County with specific reference to Grafton’s deposition of the later wandering archbishop, J. René Vilatte. I was attracted to Fond du Lac by clerical scandal, but I went back to Evanston transfixed by Grafton’s vision of mission in changing times. This reflection re- turns to that seed planted: Grafton’s vision of the mission of a diocese and a diocesan bishop, particularly in times of crisis, and how that vision is applicable to the crises of the Episcopal Church today. The issue’s full contents: Advertisement NewsBenedictine Hospitality for the PB FeaturesBishop Grafton and the 21st-century Church | By R. William Franklin CulturesA PG-13 Noah | By Leonard Freeman BooksReasons for Belief • Asking • Gospel in Action Living Evangelization • Loving to Tell the Story • The Searchers | Review by John Tang Boyland Backpacking through the Anglican Communion | Review by Andrew Petiprin The Missionary Letters of Vincent Donovan, 1957-1973 | Review by Jesse Zink Imperial to International | Review by Richard J. Mammana, Jr. On the Holy Spirit | Review by Peter Eaton Catholic VoicesJesus Would not Coexist | By Karl C. Schaffenburg Other DepartmentsPeople & PlacesSunday’s Readings Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.