By percent 87.5 yes
Daily Archives: October 24, 2009
Clergy: 87 yes 17 no 1 abstention
Lay: parishes 39 yes 8 no, missions 13 yes, 3 no, 2 divided, 1 abstention
He called strongly for support of the resolutions
We begin with Eucharist. It appears likely there will be rollcall votes.
Officials of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, which oversees more than 70 parishes along the coastal half of the state, meet today for a special convention that could significantly change the nature of the diocese ‘s relationship with the national church.
Concerned over what many diocese officials say is the liberal trajectory of The Episcopal Church, they have proposed five resolutions to be voted on.
This week’s announcement that the Roman Catholic Church will welcome disaffected Anglicans en masse is of primary interest to members of the two Christian communions. But this religious realignment is also a reminder to supporters of equality for women and gays and lesbians that they must literally preach to the converted if they are to win believers to their cause.
Pope Benedict XVI has offered the Anglicans a special status within Catholicism that will preserve their traditions and allow married Anglican priests to continue their ministry. Those likely to accept are animated by opposition to innovations including the ordination of an openly gay bishop in the United States, blessings for same-sex couples in Canada and the Church of England’s decision to allow female bishops.