The Church's One Foundation
About the legal division of assets of the Diocese of Pittsburgh:
"The buildings and the bank accounts are the legacy of generations before us. I don't have the right to give those away for other purposes. My fiduciary responsibility, my moral responsibility, is to see that those gifts are used for the ministry to which God calls us in the Episcopal Church. I can't give it away to the Methodists or the Orthodox Church or a Jewish synagogue," she said.
We should have sung that hymn, but alas, I do not pick the music. At any rate, it'd be ironic given it comes from the hands of a Wesley.
The PB was sitting directly behind Michael and me at the cathedral (where we also happen to attend church) and I leaned over before the service and said to her, "Save us from Duncan". She seemed quite surprised at my candor. Later, at the reception, she told me not to lose faith. She mentioned the quiet conversations between the two battling groups which take place behind closed doors. I then said that what we need is a come-to-Jesus and a full laying of the cards out on the table. We need someone to kick some balls.
From my favorite hymn:
Let goods and kindred go, This mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God's truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever