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To: sionnsar
I'm having a bit of a problem reconciling:

Two of them have never been rectors.


All four are known to possess pastoral abilities

If you've never been a rector (vicar/priest in charge), how do you demonstrate pastoral abilities? It's the nitty-gritty of being spiritual advisor for 50 or 100 people for a few years that proves your pastoral abilities. Being a great guy in meetings or being a spiritual advisor for a few like-minded people in a diocesean or provincial office doesn't cut it.

4 posted on 02/08/2006 7:05:55 AM PST by RonF
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To: RonF

This is what Chris Johnson over at Midwest Conservative Journal writes:

I'm normally not one for conspiracy theories but is the Katharine Jefferts Schori fix in? With her rather, uh, thin experience:

Jefferts Schori first moved to Corvallis in 1974 to work on her master’s and doctorate degrees in oceanography at Oregon State University. Through her involvement at the Good Samaritan church, she eventually felt a call to ministry, attended seminary and was ordained as a deacon and a priest in 1994. She served six years as the church’s pastoral assistant before her election to serve in Nevada as the youngest bishop among nearly 300 in the national Episcopal Church.

At the time of her election as bishop of Nevada, Jefferts Schori was assistant rector at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis, Oregon, where she also served as pastoral associate, dean of the Good Samaritan School of Theology, and priest-in-charge, El Buen Samaritano, Corvallis. She was ordained deacon and priest in 1994.

Her unabashed leftism and the fact that the rest of the field is as undistinguished as it is, it's hard not to come to the conclusion that someone in ECUSA leadership REALLY wants Schori to get the Big Miter.
Does that answer your question? This woman has never been a Rector...she served as a pastoral ASSISTANT & was the priest-in-charge of an Hispanic mission for that parish. If it's anything like the Hispanic mission associated with a local ECUSA parish, she was the "priest-in-charge" of a migrant worker congregation that consisted of about 25 men, women & children even at the height of the picking season. Ergo...she has pastoral experience, but never a Rector. Didn't stop her from being given the miter, of course. No reason it should stop her from getting an even bigger miter as the Presiding Bishop of ECUSA...LOL!

5 posted on 02/09/2006 1:29:14 AM PST by torqemada ("Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!")
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