Updated again Saturday morning
The Church Times has a report by Pat Ashworth Lambeth ban on Robinson upheld. The CT went to press before the Wednesday announcements re San Joaquin etc.
The Living Church has a report No Decision on Bishop Schofield’s Lambeth Invitation.
The Church of England Newspaper has a report by George Conger Lambeth invitations reviewed.
The soon-to-be new Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin has a new website.
There are further comments and reactions in this ENS report House of Bishops’ actions draw reactions from interest groups, ELO readers.
Two further items:
Forward in Faith North America reports that Bishop Edward MacBurney, bishop retired of the Diocese of Quincy, has been formally charged with canonical violations by the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. See Former Quincy Bishop Charged.
And Stand Firm reports that Presiding Bishop Plans to Try Bishop Duncan before the Lambeth Conference. (What this means is to some extent explained in the comments to the article.)
Friday evening update
Several bishops have posted comments on their recent meeting, see here.
There is a report in the Living Church by George Conger and Steve Waring which asserts that Deposition Votes Failed to Achieve Canonically Required Majority.
Added Saturday morning
Official response to the above: House of Bishops’ votes valid, chancellor confirms. See text below the fold.
House of Bishops’ votes valid, chancellor confirms
March 15, 2008
[Episcopal News Service] The Presiding Bishop’s chancellor has confirmed the validity of votes taken in the House of Bishops on March 12, correcting an erroneous report published online March 14 by The Living Church News Service.
Chancellor David Booth Beers said votes consenting to the deposition of bishops John-David Schofield and William Cox conformed to the canons.
“In consultation with the House of Bishops’ parliamentarian prior to the vote,” Beers said, “we both agreed that the canon meant a majority of all those present and entitled to vote, because it is clear from the canon that the vote had to be taken at a meeting, unlike the situation where you poll the whole House of Bishops by mail. Therefore, it is our position that the vote was in order.”
A quorum had been determined at the meeting by the House of Bishops’ secretary, Kenneth Price, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Southern Ohio.