“As bishops, we claim our apostolic ministry as teachers of the Faith, and our role as chief pastors within our dioceses, clearly articulated in the Book of Common Prayer.”
House of Bishops: "The Communion Partners are an indispensable part of who we are. We need their witness."
Three leaders of the Anglican Communion Institute have issued an open letter to the House of Bishops.
“[S]purious complaints against bishops demonstrate the urgent need to revisit the Title IV disciplinary Canons.”
Besides being conduct unbecoming of a church, the latest Title IV complaints violate the First Amendment.
The complaints are patently frivolous and should be dismissed at the outset.
My principal concern was to not leave unchallenged the assertion that the Episcopal Church is a unitary hierarchical organism at all levels, and that the dioceses are entirely creatures of General Convention.
To date, I have not seen a copy of the “complaint,” nor do I know who issued it, or what it says.