Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visits Raleigh

Posted June 22, 2010

— Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church, was in Raleigh over the weekend.

Schori, who was elected to the nine-year term in July of 2006, is the first woman to hold the post. She said her biggest surprise was learning how interconnected the church has become.

"The Episcopal Church is vibrantly engaged in missions in most places that I go. It is not growing numerically in most parts of the United States, but it is growing in most of our overseas dioceses," Schori told WRAL's David Crabtree.

Watch more of Crabtree's interview with Schori.

Schori said the church is working to do a better job of engaging the nation's growing parts of the population.


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  • PAINFREE Jun 22, 2010

    I think Bishop Schori's referring to the Anglican Communion as a "bunch of teenagers" was an attempt to explain the squabbles that take place between denominations as in families, among siblings and other family members. In that respect, I think her description was pretty accurate. We love each other, but do not always agree on everything.

  • CestLaVie Jun 22, 2010

    I used to work for the Episcopal Diocese here in Raleigh. I could really tell you some stories about how many hypocrites there are in that church, but, like you find in all churches. Shame, isn't it? Just adds fuel to the fire for non-believers. But, it seems to me that churches & parishioners have been fighting diocesan issues for a long time, as people have become disgusted & turned to other denominations, to be fed spiritually. And those denominations have been the ones more in tune with "The Word".

  • cwood3 Jun 22, 2010

    Most Bishops and other church beaurocrats-irregardless of denomination, overlook topics they do not wish to discuss. Obviously, Bishops do not want to discuss homosexuality because they might be forced to take a stand-which could be divisive.

    All bishops and clergy need to refer to "THE WORD" to determine what direction they need to be going. When that happens, the beaurocrats and clergy will either get out of the boat or on board-instead of riding the fence. The balancing act is not helping anybody.

    "The Word" is a clear guide.

  • vetproducts Jun 22, 2010

    Perhaps Mr. Crabtree should have disclosed that he is a Deacon in the Episcopal Church U.S.A. It is not surprising that neither he nor the presiding Bishop brought up the issue of homosexuality nor the schism in the Anglican Communion over the Episcopal Church U.S.A.'s stance on such things. Bp. Schori's description of the Anglican Communion as a bunch of teenagers shows just how out of touch she is. What a travesty!