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Documentation on Unauthorized Episcopal Acts in Kansas Compiled for HOB
The Living Church Foundation ^ | 8/10/2005 | unknown

Posted on 08/10/2005 7:37:25 AM PDT by sionnsar

Documentation is being compiled for the House of Bishops on the Rt. Rev. William J. Cox’s participation in unauthorized ordination earlier this summer at Christ Church, Overland Park, Kan.

Although the parish is no longer part of the Episcopal Church, the Rev. D.O. Smart, one of the deacons ordained priest by the retired assisting Bishop of Oklahoma on June 29, was still an ordained cleric in the Episcopal Church, having been given a six-month inhibition by the Bishop of Kansas, the Rt. Rev. Dean E. Wolfe, on April 27.

Bishop Cox told The Living Church he continues to maintain that he did not violate any canons of the Episcopal Church, basing his view on the fact that he was given written assurances by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda that all the candidates had been properly prepared for ordination and that none had any further ties with the Episcopal Church.

“I did this in response to a valid request from another province of the Anglican Communion,” he said. “Under the circumstances, I would do it again.”

Bishop Cox and four other retired Episcopal bishops—the Rt. Rev. C. FitzSimons Allison, retired Bishop of South Carolina; the Rt. Rev. Maurice Benitez, retired Bishop of Texas; the Rt. Rev Alex Dickson, retired Bishop of West Tennessee; and the Rt. Rev. William C. Wantland, retired Bishop of Eau Claire—were admonished by the House of Bishops and asked to explain their actions at a meeting with the Presiding Bishop’s Council of Advice after they confirmed 110 persons on March 14, 2004. The five canceled the meeting, scheduled for Aug. 13 of last year, citing a distrust of “closed door” meetings.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
Hat tip to titusonenine.
1 posted on 08/10/2005 7:37:26 AM PDT by sionnsar
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To: sionnsar

There's an old saying in business that you'll never be a real success util you've gone broke at least once..Itrefers tot he need to be willing to take a risk..well, maybe soon we'll al be sayig that you can't really call yourself a traditional ECUSA minister until you've been inhibited at least once..

2 posted on 08/10/2005 7:45:32 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: ken5050
Feel good propaganda usually benefits those who know better.

Nothing can be done to stop the Kansas church from proceeding. The ECUSA is watching its monopoly wither away.

The ECUSA has turned into a hot air debating society.

3 posted on 08/11/2005 7:14:14 AM PDT by i.l.e.
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