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By Charles P. Thobae | September 8, 1992
MEETING in Baltimore this week, the Episcopal House of Bishops is called upon to heal a divided Episcopal Church for the second time in two centuries. The first division had to do with theological nuance; the second has to do with human sexuality.The first was in 1792. A unanimous vote of the clergy and laity had just named Thomas John Claggett bishop of the Diocese of Maryland. At that time there were just four other Episcopal bishops in the United States. With the exception of Samuel Seabury of Connecticut, all the American prelates had been consecrated in England at the hands of the English bishops.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | May 8, 1993
Concerns over the financial health of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland overtook theological issues at its convention yesterday as U.S. Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning asked parishes to give weight to "stewardship, partnership and accountability."The national head of the Episcopal Church, visiting from New York, is functioning as chaplain to the convention at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn in Baltimore County. His comments followed some bad financial news for the clergy and lay delegates.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | August 20, 1997
PHILADELPHIA -- The nation's largest Lutheran body took a major step yesterday toward healing the breach with Roman Catholics by approving a joint document that would end more than 400 years of mutual condemnation between the churches.Unlike the contentious debate a day earlier on whether the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) should forge closer ties with the Episcopal Church -- a proposal narrowly rejected -- the vote on the Lutheran-Catholic pact was swift and sure, with just 25 dissenters out of the more than 1,000 voting ELCA members.
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By New York Times News Service | February 16, 1995
After a tumultuous month within the Episcopal Church, in which church officials disclosed sexual improprieties by a bishop who had committed suicide and 10 bishops sought to bring a colleague to trial for ordaining a homosexual, the church finds itself facing accusations that its former treasurer may have misused church funds.In a statement yesterday, the church's top official, Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning, said "evidence of certain irregularities" had been discovered in the treasurer's office after the resignation of the treasurer, Ellen Cooke, on Jan. 31."
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2001
Nearly three dozen members of a Prince George's County Episcopal church and their supporters yesterday filed ecclesiastical charges against acting Bishop Jane H. Dixon of Washington, escalating a dispute to retain a conservative rector at the 300-year-old parish. The parishioners and supporters of Christ Church in Accokeek charged that Dixon violated canon law by attempting to oust the Rev. Samuel L. Edwards, whom the parish called as its rector in December, after the 30-day period in canon law when she is allowed to intervene.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2003
MINNEAPOLIS - The Episcopal Church was thrown into confusion yesterday when a pair of last-minute allegations surfaced against the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, prompting leaders to postpone a vote expected to make Robinson the first openly gay bishop in America. Responding to allegations that Robinson had inappropriate physical contact with another man and had connections to an organization whose Web page linked indirectly to a pornographic site, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold formed a committee to investigate.
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By Matthew Hay Brown | matthew.brown@baltsun.com | December 9, 2009
The humbling thing, for the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, has been the e-mail. The election over the weekend of the Annapolis priest to be the first openly lesbian bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion drew a stern rebuke from the Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the 70 million-member church. Struggling to hold together a denomination divided over homosexuality, Archbishop Rowan D. Williams warned that Glasspool's confirmation could jeopardize relations in a church already in turmoil after the consecration of an openly gay bishop in 2003.
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By From staff reports | March 10, 1999
In Baltimore CityEcumenical service to open three-day meeting of 2 churchesCardinal William H. Keeler will join the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, for an ecumenical prayer service at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral and Mulberry streets.The prayer service, which marks the first formal visit of a presiding Episcopal bishop to Baltimore, begins a three-day meeting between officials of the two churches at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Roland Park.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
The Catholic Review, which has chronicled Catholic life in Baltimore in its weekly publication for nearly two centuries, has cut back to biweekly issues. The decision came after months of strategic planning and improvements to the publication's Web pages and social media sites, said Chris Gunty, its editor and associate publisher. The change is a move to preserve the paper and tailor it to the 21st-century reader, he said. "We are not cutting back," he said. "We are enhancing and adding to our content.
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By Paul Greenberg | October 24, 1990
AND SO it begins: "American Mothers. Would you sell your baby boy for one barrel of crude oil from the Arabian Desert? WE DO NOT WANT WAR!"For now, that protest is buried back in the bunion ads of Little Rock's Arkansas Gazette. But this lone voice is the harbinger of many more if the uncertainty in the Persian Gulf continues, or if American troops get bogged down in a desert version of Vietnam.Hecklers already have begun interrupting presidential speeches.In Washington, demonstrators poured oil in front of the American dTC Petroleum Institute.
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