Links for news from New Orleans

Posted by The_Elves

By request, making this sticky.
Here's a roundup of folks who are providing live coverage of the HoB meetings in New Orleans.

NOTE: I've un-stickied two previously sticky posts. Here are the links:

-- Monday mornings' "Catch Up Reading" Links by Greg G. is here.
-- Kendall's Proposal is here:

Episcopal News Service:

latest article: Eight bishops agree to serve as 'episcopal visitors'

UPDATE: Here is a MUCH better link. ALL the HoB stories from ENS on one page.


Stand Firm has a big team onsite: Greg Griffith, the Rev. Matt Kennedy, Sarah Hey, Jackie Bruchi

Matt's latest entry is here:


Anglicans United: Cherie Wetzel is providing detailed reports online and via e-mail

Cherie's latest is here:


The intrepid and wonderfully creative Baby Blue is onsite too:

Mary's latest is here: [link fixed, sorry!]
She's also got some pictures to help "set the scene" here:


The Living Church has the Rev. George Conger and probably others (?) reporting:

TLC's latest is here:

[Not sure whether George Conger will be posting articles or pix to his personal blog, but if he does, here's the link: ]

Anglican TV's Kevin Kallsen is also onsite, though doesn't yet have anything posted from N.O.


Integrity's reports from John Gibson and John Bradley can be found here:

Here's the latest update/commentary from them:


Not sure if Episcopal Cafe has anyone in N.O. [no, Jim Naughton is not there. Not sure if any other cafe reporters are there.]
Here's the link:


EpiScope (Jan Nunley's official TEC blog) is here:



Just had an e-mail from Chip Webb of the IRD. He too is in N'awlins and is commenting at his blog Anglican Action:

With the unintended juxtaposition of links to EpiScope and the IRD, the elf must confess a strong temptation to break out into a chorus of "Hail hail the gang's all here...!" wink

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Posted September 20, 2007 at 1:55 pm

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1. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Kevin’s plan alights at 2pm today.

The Rabbit.

September 20, 2:48 pm | [comment link]
2. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

OOOps that’s plane not plan.
I do hope he arrives with a plan.

The Rabbit.

September 20, 2:49 pm | [comment link]
3. KAR wrote:

Br_er Rabbit —Are you the Chauffeur? (actually that can be a good gig at times).

September 20, 2:54 pm | [comment link]
4. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Well, no. He’s renting a car. But he does plan to call me from the airport.

The Rabbit.

September 20, 3:04 pm | [comment link]
5. Kendall Harmon wrote:

There is also stuff here

September 20, 3:18 pm | [comment link]
6. The_Elves wrote:

Yes, as Kendall properly reminds me, there are important links from the reappraising side of the aisle.  I’ll try to round those up ASAP.

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September 20, 3:20 pm | [comment link]
7. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

The Kallson-Plane has landed. Anglican TV is onscene in Louisiana.

The Rabbit.

September 20, 3:29 pm | [comment link]
8. Jim Naughton wrote:

I am team parent for the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Cross Country team for this weekend’s foray to the William and Mary Invitational in Williamsburg, Va. Which is a long way of saying that I am not in New Orleans.

September 20, 4:57 pm | [comment link]
9. The_Elves wrote:

Thanks Jim.  Hope the meet goes well.  I’ll update the post above, but leave the link to Episcopal Cafe, of course.

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September 20, 5:58 pm | [comment link]
10. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Elves, this was hard to find this morning (am I awake yet?). Maybe you could find your Elmer’s glue and stick it to the top?

The Rabbit.

September 21, 9:55 am | [comment link]
11. wvparson wrote:

No Friday news yet. Our correspondents must have had a late night.

September 21, 12:16 pm | [comment link]
12. KAR wrote:

By request, making this sticky.

Found the Elmer’s, huh?  LOL

September 21, 1:59 pm | [comment link]
13. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

12:35 The conference has started. Archbishop Rowan and Bishops Schori (speaking now), Jenkins, Gray, and Bishop Suffragan Catherine
Roskam of New York.

!2:40 +++Rowan speaking. He expects to hear from HOB folks later this week, and will be in consultation over the next two weeks with other bishop.

The Rabbit.

September 21, 2:42 pm | [comment link]
14. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Jenkins: “We’re not settling. We’re not settling any more.” He compared to the ‘whites only’ seats on the bus.

The Rabbit.

September 21, 2:44 pm | [comment link]
15. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

+Roskam: “My fellow bishops showed the willingness to hang together.”
“We have first and foremost to respect our baptismal vow.”

The Rabbit.

September 21, 2:46 pm | [comment link]
16. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

There is a line of 6 journalists waiting to speak at the microphone.

The Rabbit.

September 21, 2:48 pm | [comment link]
17. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Rowan: “We have a need for one another.” “The churches in the world have a need for the older churches.”

Offerings at service last night was $131,000

The Rabbit.

September 21, 2:49 pm | [comment link]
18. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

+Shori “We have already begun to give our responsed to [DES] and will continue to do so over the next few days.”

The Rabbit.

September 21, 2:50 pm | [comment link]
19. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

?Postpone Lambeth? (Virtue)
+Rowan: “I’m not persuaded [to do so]. I don’t think we know what an adequate cooling off period is.?

The Rabbit.

September 21, 2:52 pm | [comment link]
20. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

+Rowan: “Meeting at Lambeth is one of the things we have to do on the way to the cross.”

The Rabbit.

September 21, 2:53 pm | [comment link]
21. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Integrity: Why would a gay or lesbian person want to be a Christian?
+Rowan: unacceptability of prejudice against them, “That they have a place among the body as baptised persons is not in doubt here.”

The Rabbit.

September 21, 2:56 pm | [comment link]
22. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Kevin of Anglican TV:
“is healing available to homosexual persons…”
+RDW “That assumes that homosexuality is a disease. ... I do not assume that homosexuality is a disease.”

The Rabbit.

September 21, 2:58 pm | [comment link]
23. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

re: DES (Rowan)

Some primates more robust some less. It’s been characterized as a set of demands. “I don’t think they were a set of demands.” (he went on the characterize the 3 requests from DES as ‘proposals’.

The Rabbit.

September 21, 3:00 pm | [comment link]
24. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Reuters: Isn’t this in a large part about money?
Rowan: No. If all the money factors go away, the problem would still be there.

The Rabbit.

September 21, 3:02 pm | [comment link]
25. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Baby Blue: “we’re free to go, just leave the buildings behind.”

Rowan: “Start by looking for arrangements through what’s there [inside].” “Be rather slow in looking for solutions elsewhere.”

The Rabbit.

September 21, 3:04 pm | [comment link]
26. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

ENS: border crossing ministry - “Does this trouble you?
+RDW “It does.” “I would really, really look for local solutions.”
He will continue to refuse to recognize bishops consecrated for these reasons.

The Rabbit.

September 21, 3:05 pm | [comment link]
27. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Closing remarks Schori (standard fare), Gray (thanks for nearly $1M in one collection), Rokham (plug memorial CD for didnt catch the name)

The Rabbit.

September 21, 3:08 pm | [comment link]
28. KAR wrote:

Wow ... Robust servers!!!!!

I remember the frustrations during GC06 & Dar es Salaam (as well as other times).  Folks may consider donating a dollar or two to help defray Greg’s cost for this service (servers host both SF & T19).

September 21, 3:30 pm | [comment link]
29. aardbark wrote:

This is probably not the right place for this… but here it is anyway.  I was present at the Diocese on NC info night Tuesday, this week… First time in many such gatherings that I actually felt ‘uncomfortable…’ sort of of “if you are not with us, you are against us…”  “don’t be here if you want to question what we are doubg…”  Interesting to note that at the end of the evening when we had to hear all about the other provinces minding their business and that they ought to stay at home in the ‘Southern Cone’, our bishop announced that following the HOB in NO, LA, he and a group of Lay and Clergy folks were going to South Africa (I think) to assist in starting an “anglican” church… and that those there were anxiously anticipation the event…  jmichael

September 21, 4:20 pm | [comment link]
30. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Rode up the elevator at the convention with Philip Aspinal, Primate of Australia.

The Rabbit.

September 21, 5:09 pm | [comment link]
31. aardbark wrote:

you “rode up the elevator” with the primate from NZ…?  what did you learn?

September 21, 5:31 pm | [comment link]
32. aardbark wrote:

OOps… Austrailia…

You know that any report from NC will reflect exactly what the Bishop wants…  As the newspaper article claimed, incorrectly… ” all those who are left in this diocese agreed with the current dioscean position…”

September 21, 5:35 pm | [comment link]
33. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Nothing, really Aardbark, except that the activities of the TEC HOB are momentous enough to attract foreign primates.

The Rabbit.

September 21, 5:57 pm | [comment link]
34. The_Elves wrote:

Br_er, thanks very much for your live blogging, I had tech troubles and couldn’t see the press conference.  So appreciated your work.

Make sure to check out Cherie Wetzel’s report which we’ve just posted for a really interesting account of ++Aspinall’s words to the HoB.  I was pleasantly shocked!

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September 21, 7:16 pm | [comment link]
35. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

I’m glad you appreciated it, elves. It just sort of happened: All my duties had been completed and I was sitting there blogging when a press conference happened around me. I just started catching what I could and posting it.

The Rabbit.

September 21, 10:24 pm | [comment link]
36. Spiro wrote:

Finally, where does all this leave us?
The ABC has neither the conviction nor the guts to go one way or the other. It would be much better for the Communion if the he took a clear stand.
Is this a game of yo-yo or what?

September 22, 1:14 am | [comment link]
37. Br. Michael wrote:

Spiro, the other thing that struck me was the ABC saying that we should look to local solutions.  Yet the only solution was to leave both TEC and the AC.  Foriegn bishops were the only solution for thow who wanted to remain in the AC.
It appears to me that the ABC is looking for a lifeboat that isn’t there, a solution that does not exist and he is unwilling to make any decision at all.  But that itself is a decision and that decision will be made without him and I think it will turn a small split in the AC into a very large one.

September 22, 8:22 am | [comment link]
38. Alice Linsley wrote:

“Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you
thousands will be saved.” (St. Seraphim of Sarov)

September 22, 7:33 pm | [comment link]
39. hyacinth wrote:

Must we really be directed towards Standfirm?  Greg’s latest ranting and raving about David Virtue is really very embarassing to the orthodox camp.  Much akin to TEC in thinking about its own ego and rights at the expense of embarassing the orthodox community with this latest airing of dirty laundry.  I say take it off this links list!  At least until the whining and freaking out is ended and egos are brought down to earth.  I don’t know which is more shameful: what’s goin on at TEC or Standfirm.  Let’s behave as orthodoxs with a dose of greater civility - despite alleged offenses!  We’re in the midst of a Communion crisis without having to deal with petty squabbles amongst ego-centric bloggers.

September 22, 9:21 pm | [comment link]
40. The_Elves wrote:

In the future, we’d like to ask that concerns such as Hyacinth’s get sent to us privately:
ksharmon[at]mindspring[dot]com or
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We can appreciate that some may not support what SF posts, just as some at SF do not support the way we run T19. We are separate blogs.  But, Stand Firm is far and away the best in the business when it comes to webhosting support and ability to keep the servers running when faced with massive blog traffic. 

Combined, the 2 blogs have received 11.5 MILLION page hits. 
There have been about 250,000 page hits since the HoB meetings began. 

We are immensely grateful for their webhosting support and for their commitment to comprehensive coverage of Anglican news, their excellence in liveblogging, their innovative use of technology, etc.

P.S. For the record, the thread Hyacinth was concerned about is no longer posted at Stand Firm, the situation now having been resolved with attribution properly made to Stand Firm’s post.  It was not about egos, but about proper attribution of others’ work and “fair use” policies.

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September 23, 12:33 pm | [comment link]

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