27 January 2006

bishop bennison again

On Wednesday, I think, the Diocesan Standing Committee of the Diocese of Pennsylvania unanimously voted to request that Bishop Charles E. Bennison to resign or retire by March 31. The Bishop, however, has decided to stay.

While I doubt the Standing Committee's decision regarding the bishop was primarily theological (although, unfortunately for my Episcopal friends in Philly, Bennison has a penchant for heresy), various fiscal, interpersonal, and leadership problems were more than enough for the Committee to request his resignation.

Read more in a local news article: "Episcopal bishop says he'll stay."