Category Archives: Commentary


Why isn’t Episcopal priest Daniel McClain in jail?

Judges typically take a dim view of people who ignore court orders. That raises an important question: why is Episcopal priest Dan McClain, rector of St. Paul’s Dayton, not in jail? Sources at the Boonshoft Museum in Dayton tell Anglican Watch that Daniel McClain recently showed up at the museum with police, saying he wanted to talk with his son. Read More

Empathy without respect

Sherry Atkinson wrote the following in response to the 402 shootings to date this year in the United States. The original is available on Medium. It describes perfectly the lack of effort by the Episcopal Church and other denominations to address gun violence. And all the structural racism study groups and Building Beloved Community Circles are worse than Read More

More on Montvale, Englewood, and the ongoing dysfunction at the Diocese of Newark

For some time, Anglican Watch has followed the dismal conduct of a group of dissident parishioners at St. Paul’s, Montvale NJ. The group, whose leaders appear to have been using the church to engage in tax fraud and money laundering, engaged in a series of lies, picketing, and other conduct intended to undercut the church and its rector, Jill Williams. Read More

Signs suggest Mark Stevenson may be bringing positive change to the Diocese of Virginia

Anglican Watch frequent fliers club members know we are not fans of the Diocese of Virginia. Indeed, from where we sit, the diocese has been poorly governed for years, and things only got worse during the litigation and Shannon Johnston’s tenure. Neither is it a secret that we’ve been dubious about Mark Stevenson. But our view is starting to Read More