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Fort Worth prepares

Updated Thursday morning

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: Fort Worth diocese will vote on breaking away from Episcopal Church.

Meanwhile, some of those intending to remain in The Episcopal Church had an event titled The Once and Future Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth — Dealing with the present, planning for the future. Read about it in this blog article by Katie Sherrod.

And the Steering Committee of North Texas Episcopalians has prepared a range of materials for parishes to use after the vote.

Thursday morning update

There is an interview with the Bishop of Fort Worth, which contains much useful information, at Stand Firm see Stand Firm Interviews: Bishop Jack Iker by Greg Griffith.

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“We are loyal to the doctrine, worship, and discipline of the Episcopal Church USA. We are nurtured by Scripture, Tradition, and Reason – the three-legged stool of traditional Anglicanism. We are Episcopalians striving for a middle way – a via media – of diversity and tolerance in the Diocese of Fort Worth.” This declaration, on the web-site of Fort Worth Via Media, is a heartening sign to those of us in other parts of the Communion of Fort Worth’s *remaining faithful* Episcopalians’ intention to weather the present storm of division within TEC and the Canadian A.C. May God Bless you!… Read more »

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TEC established the Diocese of Fort Worth to provide a place for anti-women’s ordination sentiment. This shows what happens, when you adopt such a tactic….it only delays the evil day. This is a warning to the C of E, not to create any diocesan structures for the anti- women bishops crowd. Furthermore Bishop Iker has just given ten reasons why to realign with Souhern cone. He asserts TEC are innovators and don’t believe the Bible. Yet he conveniently forgets to mention how Fort Worth has women deacons,divorce and re-marriage and contraception is not even an issue. Furthermore the Anglicanism he… Read more »

BillyD
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“TEC established the Diocese of Fort Worth to provide a place for anti-women’s ordination sentiment.”

Um, no. Episcopalians in Fort Worth (which is where I am from) asked the Episcopal Church to establish a separate diocese from Dallas because Fort Worth was growing from a rather sleepy little place into a much larger city.

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Gee Ft W, vote to leave already. You have been threatening it for years, talking about it from every which angle, and drumming up all sorts of mean talk about all the hot button people whom you preach justifies your leaving. And, as Ft W grew from a sleepy town to a big deal, it also prized itself on holding certain grim traditional views of women, embedded in a new fangled revival of Anglo-Catholic manners which can entertain the heavenly assumption of virgin Mary (or perhaps the solemn invocatin of any number of other saints?) while remaining impervious to that… Read more »

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

“How many Anglican cathedrals in England have a Rosary group?” – Robert Ian Williams –

I would ask RIW, a novice Roman Catholic much given to commenting on the lack of catholicity in the Anglican Communion: “How many Roman Catholic churches in Wales have a Rosary Group?”

And what does this have to do with the price of gefilte-fish on Fridays?

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“TEC established the Diocese of Fort Worth to provide a place for anti-women’s ordination sentiment. This shows what happens, when you adopt such a tactic….it only delays the evil day. This is a warning to the C of E, not to create any diocesan structures for the anti- women bishops crowd.” I swear, RIW: not only do I have NO idea where you’re coming from w/ this post, but I can’t help but wonder whether YOU do, either [Is it satire? Is the “evil day” you speak of, the end of anti-WO sanctuaries (in your terms), or the end of… Read more »

Simon Sarmiento
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Let’s avoid personal remarks here, please, and stick to comments on Fort Worth.