TEC Diocese of Fond Du Lac considers blessing same-sex relationships

Earlier this year at its general convention, the national church authorized the provisional use of liturgy to bless same-sex couples. The liturgy can be used beginning in December if local diocese choose to allow it.

“The church says we can use it, but it is under the authority of the local bishops whether to use it,” said Bishop Russell Jacobus of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, which heads Episcopal churches in Northeastern Wisconsin.

Jacobus said he plans to announce his decision of whether to allow clergy in the diocese to use the liturgy at the diocese’s annual convention Oct. 19-20 in Manitowoc.

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4 comments on “TEC Diocese of Fond Du Lac considers blessing same-sex relationships

  1. Jeremy Bonner says:

    Poor old [url=http://anglicanhistory.org/grafton]Charles Grafton[/url]. What would he have made of it all?

  2. Ian+ says:

    Will Bp J be booted out of the Communion Partners if he allows this?

  3. Br. Michael says:

    Do we care? The so called communion partners have proven to be hollow, meaningless and useless. If you expect nothing from these people you will not be disappointed.

  4. TomRightmyer says:

    The diocese was at one time nicknamed “fond-of-lace” and said to be Anglo-Catholic in the Society of St. Peter and St. Paul style. called “apeist” by other Anglo-Catholics of the British Museum or Dearmerite or English Use style. Sic transit gloria mundi.