Fort Worth and Quincy have been busy this week. Katie Sherrod reports on 4 priests in Fort Worth going to visit the Roman Catholic hierarchy to talk about the diocese becoming an RC Diocese. Jack Iker seems to have given support to their quest but also put out a press release assuring the Southern Cone that they are still BFF.
Read it all here and here. The first link has the presentation and Bp. Iker's letter. The second is the story of Bp Pope and his joining and unjoining of the Roman Catholic Church and the RCC reaction to him. Seems that Bp Pope was a little too Catholic for the Catholics.
One has to wonder if the Fort Worth bishop and his minions are not satisfied with joining the Southern Cone and their uber-evangelical low church ethos. But don't want to let go of that option without another.
And then there is Quincy - a pamphlet (HT Episcopal Cafe) went to all 1105 members of the Diocese and 24 churches. Read their story here.
Bp Ackerman has overseen a 19% loss in ASA during his tenure.
The pamphlet has a history of all the "shocking crises" in the Anglican Communion from the publication of Honest to God to today.
Another non-ordination of women diocese with no place to go.
According to email I have received today - many are not all that interested in leaving The Episcopal Church but fear speaking out. Some travel 140 miles round trip to go to a safe church.