Comments: Bishop Bennison wins appeal

I honestly don't understand why the statute of limitations applies here. Surely someone who covers up for a sexual abuser is guilty of being an accomplice after the fact?

Posted by Bill Dilworth at Friday, 6 August 2010 at 2:57pm BST

i am profoundly grateful at this result to appeal. stripping bishop bennison of his priesthood was way over the top, considering all the aspects of the offence.

Posted by paul noonan at Friday, 6 August 2010 at 7:45pm BST

Bennison's summary that his actions were "just about right" which merited rebuke in the opinion that he was wrong in his actions entirely and his comparison now to his experience to the suffering of Jesus (in Living Church article) reveals a continuing self-justification and little comprehension of what he refused to see and covered up. Mark Harris is entirely right that he should resign.

Posted by Rebecca Lyman at Saturday, 7 August 2010 at 12:17am BST

He has been thru so much. He must be exhausted.

What next ?

Posted by Laurence Roberts at Saturday, 7 August 2010 at 10:50am BST

Generally, I feel So Good about us in TEC, that I may forget to ask...

...but PLEASE pray for us (esp. DioPenn).

Posted by JCF at Saturday, 7 August 2010 at 10:04pm BST
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