EpiScope reports that at the first day of the House of Bishops Meeting in Salt Lake,
"Present were 128 bishops. Not present were 15 who could not attend for a variety of reasons, including the bishops of Texas who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Nine did not respond and were not present."
The report is a bit confusing.
Nine bishops of the Episcopal Church did not attend and did not "respond." Who where they?
Bishop Duncan did respond and and said he would not. Is he part of the 15 or part of the 9?
Does the sum of 128 +15+9= 152 constitute the full house or the full house of bishops not retired?
Be that as it may, it is the nine not present and not reporting that is the most troubling. So the question again, who are the nine?