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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 30, 1997
Officials of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have begun moving to revise a sweeping proposal for closer ties with the Episcopal Church, the first such effort since that proposal for "full communion" between the two denominations was rejected by a national Lutheran body in August.The proposal, the "Concordat of Agreement," does not call for a merger of the two churches but provides for each to recognize the other's sacraments and clergy and for collaboration in missionary work and major social service projects.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | May 11, 1995
The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church will tell the nation's Episcopalians today that he never intended to shield from prosecution the church's former treasurer, who is accused of embezzling about $2.2 million.The statement by the Most Rev. Edmond L. Browning will respond to "an outpouring of outrage from the grass roots" over what some have seen as a suggestion that charges would not be filed against Ellen Cooke, a church spokesman said.In a detailed message to church leaders, released to the public May 1, Bishop Browning disclosed that Mrs. Cooke is accused of diverting funds of the financially hard-pressed denomination to her personal use over a period of five years.
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September 18, 1992
A MARYLAND Episcopalian, fresh from last week's visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury, reports:"Considering how big 1692, 1792 and 1892 were in the life of the diocese, we wondered if 1992 could keep up the pace. O we of little faith."The House of Bishops, for the first time in 100 years assembling in Baltimore, numbered 175; that includes a woman bishop and a woman bishop-elect. An onlooker asked, 'Why do they sit around in an expensive hotel and read the Bible? Bishops are supposed to know the Bible.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Washington Bureau of The Sun Peter Osterlund of The Sun's Washington Bureau contributed to this article | January 16, 1991
WASHINGTON -- President Bush began the last day before potential war in the Persian Gulf with a reflective walk around the White House grounds and two telephone calls to clergymen whom he asked to pray for the country.The White House insisted that Mr. Bush was not looking for spiritual guidance before giving the order that would sends hundreds of thousands of American men and women into battle against Iraq."The president is at peace with himself, is ready to make the tough decisions ahead that are necessary," said spokesman Marlin Fitzwater, who also described Mr. Bush as "resolute."
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By Luther Young and Luther Young,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 30, 1990
WASHINGTON -- When the last stone was fitted atop the St Paul Tower of the Washington National Cathedral yesterday, the Gothic masterwork of gleaming Indiana limestone didn't change much in appearance.But final brushstrokes are like that. The ceremony was a powerful, joyous symbol for President Bush, area church leaders and 10,000 spectators gathered outside in the autumn sunshine to mark the completion of the cathedral 83 years to the day after it was begun."We have constructed here this symbol of our nation's spiritual life, overlooking the center of our nation's secular life," Mr. Bush said.
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