Read it all.
1) I’d be willing to bet that there are several Central New York parishes that would love nothing more than to enter into DEPO with the Bishop of Albany. Does anyone think that the Bishop of CNY (one of the subjects in this article) would even begin to entertain that idea? Or is this just another “one way street” benefitting Progressives?
2) If Albany were smart, they should consider requiring that the parishes in question maintain full and continued fulfillment of their Diocesan Assessment as a condition of participation in a DEPO arrangement, to be periodically reviewed. All three parishes mentioned should be more than capable of fulfilling that expectation.
“It has to do with extending real Christian charity to accommodate different perspectives,” Adams said”.
I think there’s a now-ACNA parish in Binghamton that would fall off its chair to read that quote. I don’t live there, but followed that story and *I* fell off my chair just now.
Does this mean that the three rectors/parishes receiving DEPO will be doing gay “marriages” on +Albany’s turf? Or will they, technically, be CNY parishes and part of CNY’s Convention?
I say, give ’em the bishop they want, just as I would say if they were orthodox parishes. Insist, of course, that they maintain full communion with the Diocese by paying their assessment, attending Diocesan Convention with full delegations, and participating in the life of the Diocese. If not, hit ’em with Abandonment tout de suite, and replace their Vestries, then if the congregants leave, sell the property to Fundamentalist Christians, as Mrs Schori has so indelibly modeled for us all.
Lots of bitterness in the above quotes. This is a golden opportunity for Bp Love to show genuine charity and be a shining example to the Communion.
“Does this mean that the three rectors/parishes receiving DEPO will be doing gay â€œmarriagesâ€ on +Albanyâ€™s turf? Or will they, technically, be CNY parishes and part of CNYâ€™s Convention?”
This, to repeat, is, I believe, a fair question. And the whole exercise may not have much to do with “genuine charity”, it may have to do with whether or not +Love can deal with his priests solemnizing gay marriages on his Albany turf. If not, this should not only be DEPO, it seems to me the three parishes would have to be somehow transferred to DioCNY, an action for which I don’t believe there are canons.
I don’t know where #4 is getting “bitterness”.
The thing is these parishes aren’t having issues with the diocean policies because of some imposed change upon them, they are up in arms that they can’t impose their change on the Church. So, the choice for the Church becomes legitimizing heterodoxy or following ancient and catholic understanding.
Prayers for Bishop Love.