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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Monday, January 30, 2012

News for Week Ending 1/30/2012

AMiA/Rwanda rift continues to make news

The rift between the Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMiA) and the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda continues to make news. (See Pittsburgh Update story here.) On January 20, 2012, George Conger reported that the break between the AMiA and the Rwandan church was complete, Bishop Chuck Murphy having rejected the agreement hammered out on January 4. On January 26, however, VirtueOnline ran a story saying that AMiA Bishop John Rodgers had accused Conger of making false statements about Murphy and the Church of Rwanda. Two days later, The Tennessean ran a story on the uncertainty posed by the AMiA/Rwanda situation. In that story, Amglican Church in North America’s Archbishop Robert Duncan is quoted as saying that the AMiA clergy that have broken away from Rwandan oversight are now “former Anglicans.”

Moyer rebuffed by Catholic Church

Fr. David L. Moyer, former rector of Good Shepherd, Rosemont, in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, has been blocked by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput from becoming a Roman Catholic priest in the recently announced Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. (See Pittsburgh Update story here.) Moyer was deposed by Bishop of Pennsylvania Charles Bennison and immediately welcomed briefly into the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh by then Bishop Robert Duncan 10 years ago. VirtueOnline ran a story on Moyer and his strange ecclesiastical odyssey January 29, 2012. (For additional background, see Pittsburgh Update story here.)