Friday, September 15, 2006

Breaking News from Christ Church Plano

September 15th, 2006 posted by kendall at 4:52 pm

The vestry statement and the bishop’s statement are here.

UPDATE: ENS has a story on Christ Church Plano here.

We noted with interest ENS’ discussion of canonical authority very near the top of the article:

The website statement from the Christ Church vestry and its rector, the Rev. Canon David H. Roseberry, claims canonical authority for Stanton’s “godly judgment.” Neither their statement nor Stanton’s gives a canonical citation for that authority.

There is a reference to a bishop’s authority to issue a godly judgment in Title III, Canon 15, “Of the Dissolution of the Pastoral Relation,” specifically Section 4(a)]. The canon deals with differences between a rector and vestry. It allows the bishop to “give notice to the Rector and Vestry that a godly judgment will be rendered” if the bishop concludes that the differences have not and cannot be resolved.

(update added by elfgirl)


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