The Presiding Bishop proposes an alternative 2013-2015 budget

Posted by Kendall Harmon

When asked by Episcopal News Service, the Rev. Canon Gregory Straub, General Convention secretary and the church’s executive officer, said that to his knowledge this was the first time a presiding bishop had proposed a budget after Executive Council had sent its draft budget to the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance.

“I didn’t know that Bishop Katharine was preparing her own budget,” House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson said via email June 21.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori* Christian Life / Church LifeParish MinistryStewardship* Economics, PoliticsEconomy

Posted June 22, 2012 at 7:19 am

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1. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

Left hand: Hey, right hand, what are you doing?
Right hand: shut up and mind your own business
Left hand: But what you do affects me, we are part of one body.
Right hand: What I am doing is on a need-to-know basis and you don’t need to know.
Left hand: I need to know, so that the body can work together
Right hand: All you need to know is that I am in charge, I am the Leader and when you need to know something I will give you instructions.  Now keep quiet while I write directly to your fingers.
Left hand: I am a hand in my own right - you’re not in charge of me, I won’t do what you say.
Right hand: You must obey me or I will exterminate you: Obey, Obey, Obey, Exterminate, Exterminate, Exterminate.
Left and right legs: Why don’t you ladies give it a rest.  Without us you gals ain’t goin’ nowhere.

Some days I sit and think. Other days I just sit!!

June 22, 9:07 am | [comment link]
2. Milton wrote:

#1 The Daleks strike again! smile

June 22, 10:11 am | [comment link]
3. Brian from T19 wrote:

Perfect analogy #2…Exterminate!

The view that has been expressed by all the Instruments of Communion in recent years is that <u>interventions are not to be sanctioned</u>. - Archbishop Rowan Williams

June 22, 5:35 pm | [comment link]
4. driver8 wrote:

How very, very weird. What an utterly dysfunctional process. The PB sits on the Executive Council and never informed them that she was developing her own budget? Whatever the merits or demerits of the various proposals it surely indicates catastrophically poor relationship amongst those responsible for leading our church.

June 22, 6:41 pm | [comment link]
5. A Senior Priest wrote:

Who is this Mrs Shori? Is anyone at all able to trust her? It’s all very weird.

June 22, 7:30 pm | [comment link]

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