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From left, Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton, newly ordained Maryland Suffragan Bishop Heather Cook, and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori following the Sept. 6 ordination and consecration service. (Photo: Richard Schori/Episcopal Digital Network)

Maryland Bishop Charged in Baltimore Hit-and-Run

January 9, 2015

The second highest ranking official in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland will be charged with manslaughter in a December 27 crash that killed a cyclist, according to a Baltimore prosecutor.

Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, testified at a House hearing on March 8, 2012 against a bill that would make it a federal crime to transport minor girls without parental consent across state lines to get an abortion. (Photo: CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

“High Priestess of Abortion” to Exit Episcopal Divinity School

January 5, 2015

Katherine Ragsdale’s infamous rallying cry “abortion is a blessing” declared in front of a Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic in 2007, raised her profile beyond Episcopal Church circles.

Liturgical dancers move around the baptismal font while bishops enter during the 2006 investiture service of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori at Washington National Cathedral. The denomination has posted significant declines in baptisms since the early 2000s. (Photo: Episcopal News Service)

Episcopal Church Baptisms Dry Up

December 19, 2014

As Episcopal Church officials struggle with how to re-organize an unwieldy bureaucracy and legislative body formed for a much larger church, more bad news is dripping out.

Muslims bow in Friday prayers at the Washington National Cathedral on November 14, 204 (Photo Credit: Washington National Cathedral)

National Cathedral Hosts Muslim Friday Prayers

November 14, 2014

For the first time, the Episcopal Church’s Washington National Cathedral has hosted a Muslim service of Friday prayers at the landmark national church.

Washington National Cathedral (Photo credit: Faith J. H. McDonnell)

A Letter to Global South Anglicans

November 14, 2014

One wonders how far the Cathedral will go to accommodate the service. Will they remove the Cross?

Episcopal Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde recites prayers at the
first Way of the Cross station March 25 in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Suffragan James Curry, left, and Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas
listen. (Photo Credit: Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS)

Episcopalians Chime in against Redskins, Guns

November 8, 2014

The Vikings were not the only Minnesota-originating opposition piling on the Washington Redskins last weekend.

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Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori & Martyrdom

October 21, 2014

Katharine Jefferts Schori, the controversial top bishop who’s presided over her denomination’s schism and accelerated decline, almost gave a good sermon last week.

Winged Skull Gravestone at Cramond Kirk (Photo Credit: Calum McRoberts/Wikimedia Commons)

Episcopal Church Continues Shedding Members

October 14, 2014

A U.S. denomination that prides itself on inclusivity is including significantly fewer people in its 2013 membership and attendance figures.

Students and faculty gather for 2013 commencement exercises at the Episcopal Church's General Theological Seminary in New York. (Photo credit: General Theological Seminary / YouTube)

Another Episcopal Seminary Meltdown?

September 30, 2014

Eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in New York are no longer employed at the school after a dustup with the seminary dean and board of trustees.

Katharine Jefferts Schori

Jefferts Schori Won’t Run For Second Term

September 23, 2014

Controversial Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has announced that she will not run for a second term in office.

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Yale Episcopal Chaplain Resigns After Anti-Jewish Comments

September 12, 2014

The chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Yale has resigned from his post this week after his allegedly anti-Semitic letter to the editor of the New York Times sparked controversy.

The historic sanctuary of The Falls Church, constructed in the 1760s. (Photo credit: The Falls Church Anglican)

Same-Sex Blessings Arrive at Falls Church Episcopal

August 25, 2014

A church property won from departing Anglicans in a lawsuit by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has hosted its first blessing of a same-sex union.