12/05/2011

Regarding the Diocese of South Carolian, by moderately "Crusty Old Dean"

Get on over to "Crusty Old Dean" who has a fine article on all the goings on in the Diocese of South Carolina, and why we should not be surprised. "De Tocqueville, South Carolina, and Historical Myopia" is a ripping good take on the whole matter of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops, what it did and why it was not, as The Living Church was want to say the process was "Kafkaesque." The very same Crusty not so old Dean was in living memory doing the heavy lifting in the Ecumenical Office of The Episcopal Church and his remarks near the end of his article are particularly pointed and helpful. There he says, 

"COD doesn't think much of moratoria, given the PTSD he still has from the 2006 General Convention and being sacked from the international Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue because of a moratorium the Episcopal Church didn't violate as that moratorium was defined."

He ends with this note: 

"...until we take any steps to break this cycle of dysfunction in our ecclesial legal system, COD would definitely be in favor of a moratorium against claiming victimhood and canonical manipulation."

I look forward to what COD has to say about the letter from Province IV Bishops to Bishop Mark Lawrence regarding the matter of quitclaim deeds.  

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