Pittsburgh Update

Pittsburgh Update publishes weekly summaries of recent developments in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, The Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion that affect or could affect Pittsburgh Episcopalians. Emphasis is on reporting, not interpretation. This is a service of Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh. This site is in no way affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh or the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Editorial Note

A New Service

Over the next 6 to 12 months, Episcopalians in the Diocese of Pittsburgh anticipate that disputes within this diocese, in The Episcopal Church, and in the wider Anglican Communion will lead to significant changes to the Anglican landscape:
  • A group of provinces (i.e., national/regional churches) within the Anglican Communion might establish their own communion of “orthodox” churches.
  • Pittsburgh’s Bishop Robert Duncan, who has been certified by the Title IV Review Committee as having abandoned the communion of The Episcopal Church, might be deposed by the House of Bishops and removed from all positions of responsibility within the church.
  • Divisions within the Diocese of Pittsburgh might develop into a schism that results in lawsuits over ownership of diocesan and parish property.
  • Depending on how events play out, the Diocese of Pittsburgh might have to choose new leaders, including an interim bishop.
To provide accurate and timely information about unfolding events, the editors of this blog will post weekly summaries of developments in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the wider church. We plan to tell you what has happened and to point to stories and essays that will help you make sense of those events. We want to be as objective as possible, but we recognize that, ironically, objectivity is a very subjective commodity.

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Update (3/15/2010): As of today, the proper address of Pittsburgh Update is http://update.pittsburghepiscopal.org/. See posts here and here for additional details.