Skip to comments.RUMOR Has It: +Bruno and +Swing Are Preparing A Lawsuit Against +Schofield
Posted on 07/10/2006 6:26:09 PM PDT by sionnsar
Hmmmmm. The Night of the Long Knives in the Episcopal Church is probably upon us.
Clarification for everyone: This would be a California lawsuit, presumably to keep San Joaquin from leaving with any property, etc. Im sure well see more in the near future, as +Bruno made a quasi-public anouncement about this. Everyone should also know that things are about to get even worse for conservatives - the revisionist agenda is not backing down and will be coming after traditionalists with a vengence. +Bruno will be leading the charge, despite his earlier overtures toward reconciliation. Apparently, the parishes that left with their properties really burned his butt pretty good.
Further clarification: +Bruno made an announcement about this lawsuit at a gathering of his clergy to discuss GC2006. That is all I can say, and I have this from an eye-witness.
I hope it is not more than just property. Bishop Schofields health has been on a decline the past few years with even heart problems. Too much stress could eliminate a bishop and both of these other bishops know this. Bishop Schofield has been in and out of the hospital. Bruno and Swing have voiced an almost hatred of Schofield for a long time. I truly hope all it is is property. They may want to carve up the diocese back under them.I know +Schofield, and I know his health has been quite poor. I bid your prayers for him, especially if this rumor proves true. --sionnsar]
Prayers for the poor man.
We knew it would get ugly, but this ugly . . . < shudder >
Please, AAM, I beg your prayers for Bishop John-David Schofield. He and I are from opposite sides of the church (he's quite evangelical, I'm out on the anglo-catholic wing), but a kinder, more gentle spirit you're not likely to find -- especially in a bishop. The condition he was in when I last saw him, this could become nasty enough to be fatal.
Thus far Bruno has uniformly lost in the California courts. I would think he would have even less ability to stop another diocese from leaving (presuming the parishes in that diocese agree). If the precedent is established in California that parishes can leave, Bruno et al can be held liable for exemplary or punitive damages for filing frivolous lawsuits.
Prayers going up for Bishop Schofield. He's a wonderful man & a faithful shepherd to Christ's sheep. I have no doubt that he would be a willing martyr to the Faith. One can only pray that it isn't in God's plan.
1 Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says Yahweh.
2 Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold, I will visit on you the evil of your doings, says Yahweh.
3 I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and multiply.
4 I will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be lacking, says Yahweh.
A lot of Bishoprics have Bishopricks.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the divine power of God, cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits who wander throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
- variously attributed to St. Athanasius, St. John Chrysostom, and St. John Eudes.
LOL, I've seen all three being attributed, too.
Do you have any idea what Bruno's suit might be?
If it's a presentment, I have no idea how that works -- although I suppose Bishop Schofield could appeal to Canterbury. Although that hasn't worked very well up to now - that supposed Panel of Reference has done zilch with previous appeals for help.
I swear that it begins to occur to me that these people are positively demonic in their motivations.
Exactly! The need to drown out the conscience is very strong.
>> New World Order operative <<
He voted for BUSH?
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