Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Episcopal Bishop of San Joaquin Signs off on Same-Sex "Unions"

Editor: Does this mean that more Episcopalians are going to flee this sinking scow and climb aboard the Barque of St. Peter?

[CVBT] “Sacred unions,” such as those between couples of the same sex, will now be able to get the blessing of the Episcopal Church in the Central Valley.
Clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin have been authorized by The Rt. Rev. Chester Talton, bishop of the diocese, to perform blessings of same sex civil marriages, domestic partnerships, and relationships that are lifelong committed relationships as of Sunday, June 12.
The unions need to be “characterized by ‘fidelity, monogamy, mutual affection and respect, careful, honest communication, and the holy love which enables those in such relationships to see in each other the image of God,'" he says in a letter to clergy.

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Anonymous said...

In 2007 the bishop of that diocese along with a majority of clergy and laity voted to secede from the Episcopal Church for that reason as well as for ECUSA's ordination of women and practicing homosexuals. They joined the breakaway Anglican Church in North America as the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin. ECUSA's Presiding Bishopess Katherine Jefferts-Schori inhibited (deposed) the bishop and formed a rump Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, headed by the retired Episcopal Bishop of Northern California, an ex-Catholic priest.

Tancred said...

So, there are career opportunities in ECUSA for dissident Catholics and hope for those who want to remain true to the deposit of Faith?

Anonymous said...

Why do you refer to Chester Talton as a bishop? He is no more a bishop than he is Pope.

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