N.Y. Episcopal Priest to Marry Gay Partner

The priest heading an Episcopal parish in Bath, N.Y., has decided to marry his longtime gay partner, according to a recent announcement. The Very Rev. J. Brad Benson, rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, plans to get married this summer in a state where same-sex marriage is legal. “After twenty years of loving relationship, my partner Carl Johengen and I have decided that it is ...

Anglican Leader: Irish Church lost all credibility

Anglican Leader: Irish Church lost all credibility
LONDON – The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has lost all credibility because of its mishandling of abuse by priests, the leader of the Anglican church said in remarks released Saturday.  A leading Catholic archbishop said he was “stunned” by the comments. The remarks released Saturday marked the first time Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has spoken publicly on the crisis engulfing the Catholic Church. ...

Archbishop Peter Jensen: Glasspool election Sanctifies Sin

Peter Jensen, Archbishop of Sydney, has released the below media statement regarding the election of the Reverend Mary Glasspool, a partnered lesbian, as a Bishop in Los Angeles in The Episcopal Church. The American Episcopal Election Media Statement 18/3/10 With the election of the Reverend Mary Glasspool, a partnered lesbian, as a Bishop in Los Angeles in The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion reaches another ...

Episcopal Church to Ordain 2nd Openly Gay Bishop

The Episcopal Church has confirmed that it will ordain its second openly gay bishop. After receiving the required majority of consents from the wider church, the Rev. Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool was informed on Wednesday by the presiding bishop’s office that the consent process for her consecration was complete. “I am profoundly grateful for the many people – in Los Angeles, in Maryland, and around ...