Bishop Edward MacBurney, who last year was to be brought to trial by a Title IV Review, inhibited by the Presiding Bishop and later un-inhibited because of his apology to the Bishop and Diocese of San Diego, is now assisting bishop in the entity that claims to be a diocese in the Province of the Souther Cone.
This is not new news. Episcopal Cafe reported on this, and Preludium followed up in early January 2009, asking "What part of "No" doesn't Bishop MacBurney understand?"
Well, it turns out he doesn't understand any part of it at all. ENS reported this week, in an article titled, "QUINCY: Diversity embraced as steering committee leads reorganization that the breakaway group has announced MacBurney's appointment as assisting bishop.
So the matter is about as official as things can get in far away Southern Cone, where decisions about Quincy get left, it appears to folk on the ground in Illinois.
Unfortunately it is time to inhibit again or perhaps simply admit what is true: Bishop MacBurney, by all accounts a very fine and kind man, has left the building.