St. Anne’s Reston Virginia Regroups from Discord

If there’s one thing that’s a constant in the Episcopal Church, it is turmoil and infighting. And in that regard, the parishes of the Diocese of Virginia never fail to deliver. Parishioners tell Anglican Watch that St. Anne’s, in Reston Virginia, is slowly struggling to regroup after the resignation of its last rector, The Rev. John CN Hall. Hall, a… Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a happy, safe, and socially distanced Thanksgiving!    

Archbishop of York: Get it Right, Or Lose Our Soul

As the ABC announces that he’s going to take time off for some self-care via a sabbatical, Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell has spoken out on the Church of England’s failures when it comes to preventing sex abuse. His comments are spot on and should be considered carefully by provinces throughout the Anglican Communion. Before we go further,… Read More »

ABC Welby Announces Sabbatical in 2021

Imagine a situation in which the pope takes three months off for self-care. Not just the annual summer staycation at Castel Gandolfo, but three months to hang out, study, and recover from the stresses of the job. And while the Curia and the rest of the Vatican bureaucracy would no doubt continue to lumber along, Catholics would be… Read More »

It’s Time to Rethink TEC. Are Home Churches the Answer?

In a recent comment from the DioVA bishop’s bi-weekly clergy conference call, someone said that TEC “doesn’t do” home churches. But in recent conversations with friends who, like me, as disappointed in The Episcopal Church and its lack of ethical awareness, as well as its inability to get its act together, home churches increasingly seem to be the… Read More »

Decision to Delay Triennial Convention Spells Further Trouble For TEC

In a recent announcement reported on Episcopal News Service, church leaders citing the pandemic announced that that they have decided to delay the 2021 General Convention. As a result, the meeting will be deferred to 2022. The move spells bad news for the church on multiple fronts. On a tactical level, the move deprives the church of an… Read More »

Chaos In DioVA Budget Deliberations Suggests Further Problems For TEC

In a move unprecedented in modern history, delegates to the annual meeting of the Diocese of Virginia yesterday rejected the budget proposal from the standing committee. As a result, the standing committee will have to redraft the budget proposal. The rejection, which occurred both among clergy and lay delegates, spells bad news, both for the diocese itself and… Read More »

McCarrick Report Damning, Too Close for Comfort for the Episcopal Church

The long-awaited Roman Catholic report on former cardinal Ted McCarrick has been released, and to no one’s surprise it’s ugly. Titled the “Report on the Holy See’s Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick,” the document is the result of a two-year long investigation of McCarrick’s rise to the highest echelons of the church.… Read More »