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The Compass share price has double in six years and its dividend payout has risen every year since 2001.Steady operational growth has seen sales rise by an average of 8% since 2014, while operating profits have risen by an average of 5.6% each year over the same period.However, what really attracts me to this business is its ability to generate high returns on money invested in new opportunities. This has allowed the group to fund growth and dividends without needing too much debt.Although the stock’s 2020 forecast dividend yield is just 2.3%, the payout should be covered twice by earnings and looks very safe to me. I expect its market-beating growth to continue.A defensive winnerDefence spending is a large part of many government budgets, especially in the US, the UK, and parts of the Middle East. That’s good news for FTSE 100 defence group BAE Systems (LSE: BA), which makes most of its money in these regions.This UK-based engineering group can trace its roots back through more than 400 years of British engineering and technology. Today it’s a high-tech engineering group whose operations include shipbuilding, aircraft, electronics, and cyber warfare.Working on big, multi-year projects means that BAE’s short-term financial performance is sometimes lumpy. But over longer periods, the group tends to enjoy strong cash generation and solid profit margins.A strong run over the last year has pushed the BAE share price up by 25% to nearly 650p. As a result, the dividend yield has fallen to just 3.6%. However, this payout hasn’t been cut for 20 years and should be covered twice by earnings this year. I believe BAE stock remains a good income buy for patient investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

first_imgAustralia – Tries: Cummins, Hooper (2), Cooper Cons: Cooper (3) Pens: Cooper (2) DUBLIN, IRELAND – NOVEMBER 16: Ben Mowen of Australia tries to tackle Paul O’Connell of Ireland during the International match between Ireland and Australia at Aviva Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images) Danger man: Israel Folau runs towards Australia’s 32-15 victory over Ireland during their first visit to the Aviva StadiumBy Bea Asprey at the Aviva Stadium In a nutshellIreland were outscored four tries to nil in Dublin by Australia, who enjoyed their second Test win of this month’s tour. Fly-half Quade Cooper, reinstated by Ewen McKenzie having been ousted for the summer’s Lions series, led the attack, while Ireland’s opposing number Jonathan Sexton left the field at half-time with a hamstring injury. Both 10s had their hits and misses with the boot in the first half, and after 23 minutes Ireland found themselves 3-15 down thanks to tries from Nick Cummins and Michael Hooper. But Sexton managed to claw the scoreline back to 12-15 at half-time, before being replaced by Ian Madigan for the second half. Tries by Cooper (six minutes into the second half) and a second for Hooper sealed Ireland’s fate.Under pressure: Mowen wins a lineoutThe home side’s game plan failed to get off the ground for much of the match, while the crowd looked on in near-silence for the majority of the 80 minutes as their team’s defence crumpled under the Wallabies’ pacey attack. Even more worrying for new coach Joe Schmidt was the fact that his side’s set piece was put under pressure throughout the match. Ireland lost their opening two lineouts, as both Devin Toner and captain Paul O’Connell were thwarted, and their scrum was at times annihilated by a dominant Australia pack, which operated, successfully, with seven men at the end of the second half.Key momentMadigan replaced Sexton at half-time, and though Schmidt was quick to defend the Leinster pivot, he admitted that the team was slightly ‘rudderless’ in the second half. Madigan is a sleek operator, and won the RaboDirect Pro12 Golden Boot last season, but the signing of Jimmy Gopperth at Leinster has not helped his International cause. Schmidt said: “We do have some undercooked players. We had a man on in the second half who hasn’t played many games this season. It’s also about game time as a group, and the evidence is what the Wallabies delivered as opposed to what we did tonight.”Breakdown: Hooper touched down twiceStar man – Michael HooperAustralia lived up to their reputation of hurting their opposition on the floor, and openside Hooper’s exploits meant that Ireland were simply unable to generate any tempo. Though he was penalised several times, resulting in his being sent to the sin bin after 32 minutes, his influence on the game became even more apparent in his absence, as Sexton immediately capitalised on the Wallabies’ loss and was able to boot six points before half-time.In quotes Australia head coach Ewen McKenzie: “A lot of people expected a different outcome but four tries to none is pretty emphatic. It was our first visit to this stadium and it was a tough game, but we put on a good performance. We were confident throughout the game that we could score tries, but it was our indiscipline that let us down at the end of the first half. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Even when the scorelines have looked really unkind (against the Wallabies) we’ve been moving forward. We’ve done a lot of work off the field, and you can’t assume that things will suddenly happen. A lot of hard work has to go in first.”Australia captain Ben Mowen: “Little things like a ball spilling on the ground and then three Wallabies diving on it, that’s how you know the desperation is there. That’s how we’ve been training all week.“We’re not happy about the criticism that’s been slung our way because we’ve got a very good scrum. It’s becoming a big platform for us to attack off.”Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: “I can put my finger on a few different spots (that went wrong). We were no different to last week, and that’s unfortunate because you want to see improvement week on week. But there’s no more work to be done than I thought. We’re a work in progress.”Stifled: O’Connell is wrapped upIreland captain Paul O’Connell: “Australia have played some heavy teams in the last few months, and they will have learned a lot more about themselves than we have. The way we started the game wasn’t accurate, and that doesn’t give you confidence.“Everyone’s got to look after themselves and lift themselves now. We’ve got a lot of believe in our coaching staff, and in ourselves, and we’ve got to make sure there’s not a repeat of this next week.”Scorers Ireland – Pens: Sexton (4), Madiganlast_img read more

first_img Marc Kivel says: April 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm Rev. Morrissey, I’m not concerned about the Southern Hemiphere Church looking askance at Rev. Dr. Morrissey, I’m not concerned that the Southern Hemisphere Church looks askance at us. That will all play out in the future as concerns are addressed and dealt within the Communion. The facts are that the Episcopal Church is the only body within the United States that is officially affiliated with the Worldwide Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and the Upper Diocese of South Carolina are the only groups in South Carolina that are officially affiliated with the Worldwide Anglican Communion. This is fact, not opinion. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Marc Kivel says: Bonnie Leazer says: Ronald J. Caldwell says: Comments are closed. April 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm Bonnie, this being actions within a church, one would think that we could look at the spiritual realities contained within the situation. I am sorry that those realities seem to be beyond your mental grasp, but that makes them none the less true and real. As the book says, if one is following Christ, one may expect the same attacks that came upon Christ to come upon those that follow Him. The spiritual is more real than the material. Here these words and take them to your heart. What you see is a spiritual parallel working itself out in the material world. Lord, forgive them for they know not what they are doing to one of Christ”s own! Marc Kivel says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 1, 2013 April 2, 2013 at 4:09 pm Ya know, folks, if you don’t want the Episcopal Church to take what you call “your” property, perhaps you should join a Congregational-style church next time. The Episcopal Church is a hierarchical church, as is the Roman Catholic Church. It started long before Bishop Katharine and 815, so stop blaming either of them. You should have gotten used to the Episcopal way by now — including her wonderfully pastoral chief bishop. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York April 2, 2013 at 8:33 am What’s sad is that 815 is attempting to decide for the people of the Diocese of South Carolina – the vast majority of members and parishes of the pre-split Diocese – who owns what and who will be the Bishop.It is tragic that the courts have to be involved – but 815 setting Dr. Schori up as supreme ruler and arbiter of the Church is no less tragic. Bonnie Leazer says: John Lawrence says: Marc Kivel says: Bonnie Leazer says: Pete Meggett says: April 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm Vacuity of the spiritual. Emptiness. Nothing. Nil. Yet, not amazing. Happy Easter, all! Psst…the tomb, dude; it’s empty! Comments navigation Newer comments Ann Willis Scott says: April 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm To equate a man who made all sorts of promises NOT to alienate South Carolina from TEC and then went back on his word almost immediately after becoming bishop with Our Lord Jesus Christ is truly a blasphemy against the Holy Spirit if there ever was one… Submit an Event Listing Marc Kivel says: April 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm I feel that Bishop Lawrence and his clergy should consider it an honor for it to have happened when it did. On Maundy Thursday. Christ’s foot washing, the dipping of the sop, feeding the piece to Judas, then Judas immediately betraying Jesus and turning him over to the law. What a wonderful blessing that Bishop Lawrence and those clergy stand condemned in the eyes of TEc. ( John 13) Bishop Lawrence fits into Matthew 5: 10-12 quite perfectly!I also love the reason given for the lawyers filing the papers. They said they were constricted by time so they had to file them quickly thereby the event transpiring on Maundy Thursday. Remember Christ’s words to Judas. “What you have to do, do quickly”. CRUCIFY THEM! Tags April 2, 2013 at 4:46 pm Wow, is that how you view their blatant disregard for Church canons and the unity of God’s Church? Persecution? Ronald J. Caldwell says: April 4, 2013 at 1:36 am So explain to me how Spong retains his orders?Oh yes..I have a degree in History too. Should we really want to bring in the history of the remains of TEC? April 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm I note, Dr. Caldwell, you wrote: ” However, the direct cause of the schisms is the issue of homosexuality. The specific cause the led to SC’s break was the adoption of the optional liturgy for the blessing of same sex unions.” Now here is what I find most interesting. Supposedly Mr. Lawrence has chosen to become a schismatic over a piece of liturgy he was not required to implement in a state where, to the best of my knowledge, same-sex unions are not legal. Do I understand correctly? So, what is in fact the justification for this schism? When he was the legitimate Ordinary in South Carolina, all he had to say was, sorry, it’s not on here as long as I am the Bishop. He could continue to teach and preach as narrow and fundamentalist a faith as he wanted to and who would have stopped him? No one. As has been noted this IS all about property – and why do I have this sneaking suspicion that evangelicals and Southern Baptists have been padding the pews in the schismatic churches for years? Milton Finch says: April 2, 2013 at 11:36 am Bonnie,My issue all along, and I have not wavered from it, is that TEc and those that depend upon them, and not Christ, have been played like puppets. The puppet master yanked the strings, the presiding bishop got angry, the lawyers filed the papers quickly, and now we have the rest of the story. Maundy Thursday happens all over again. Just like Jesus said it would. “If they attacked Me to silence Me, and you follow Me, expect nothing less for yourselves if you stand with Me.”. That is my issue. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Property, April 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm Oh please Milton, let’s get real. It doesn’t matter when the filing of the papers took place, it was going to happen, and its all the result of legal actions Lawrence and his standing committee took. This use of the Judas example is just an attempt to divert attention away from the real issues in this case that any intelligent person can readily see through. Mark Lawrence is not Jesus Christ. Actions have consequences, and now this is all going to play out, like it or not. Milton Finch says: Pete Meggett says: April 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm Ann, pardon, but you’re wrong. Yes, the Roman Catholic Church is hierarchical from the Pope to the Parish. Yes, the Episcopal Church is hierarchical from the Diocesan Bishop to the parish. But not above the Diocesan Bishop. KJS isn’t an archbishop. The next higher authority of the Diocesan Bishop is the General Covention, and the General Convention doesn’t own any property.At the hearing before the Supreme Court of Texas, a justice asked a very pertinent question. “If I wanted to buy this property, to whom would I go?” Of course, the answer is to the person who has the deed. In the Diocese of Fort Worth, Bishop Iker has all the deeds. In the Diocese of South Carolina the deeds have been given to the parishes.TEC will lose in South Carolina and Texas. All the money TEC spent on lawyers instead of mission will have been in vain. Vance Mann says: April 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm In 1861, when Easter Sunday was also on March 31, the State of South Carolina initiated the Civil War, firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Murray Bowen and other Family Systems therapists would have a field day with this. How many wars must we fight to defend the full humanity of all the family in South Carolina? April 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm Neff, I sure am sorry you’re offended via what you have been taught concerning history, right or wrong as it may be. Tell us the spiritual reality of Maundy Thursday so that we may see Christ betrayed after having fed Judas. Tell us of them turning Jesus over to the law along with its spiritual ramifications for Judas. Tell us how Satan manipulates and pulls strings and scues thought to lead one away from the cross that is each ones’ to bear. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Doug Desper says: April 9, 2013 at 6:46 pm Mr. Morrisey, kindly allow God to deal with God’s matters in God’s time… Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest April 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm Your own words suggest that you know who is following Christ and who isn’t. You are in no position to make such a judgment. The followers of Jim Jones and other cults believed they were following Christ too. Remember how that all turned out. Milton Finch says: April 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm I speak spiritually about a matter that is out there for the world to see. Any Christian…any Christian worth their salt can see the realities and parallels of this situation that began with the attempted silencing of Bishop Lawrence by his “removal” before this all transpired. The High Priest and his cronies really did a wonderful job of silencing the Son of God. It looks like the bunch at the top of TEc are doing just as admirable a job of it. It looks to all as if the two, the High Priest and the presiding bishop are cut from the same cloth! Marc Kivel says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rebecca Alford says: April 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm Oh please Milton, let’s get real. It doesn’t matter when the filing of the papers took place, it was going to happen, and its all the esult of legal actions Lawrence and his standing committee took. This use of the Judas example is just an attempt to divert attention away from the real issues in this case that any intelligent person can readily see through. Mark Lawrence is not Jesus Christ. Actions have consequences, and now this is all going to play out, like it or not. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Marc Kivel says: April 9, 2013 at 6:11 pm Doug,Let’s be a bit more charitable, shall we? Whether or not Thomas or Nathaniel/Bartholomew were likely mythical characters – I was not aware that the Nicene creed considered that to be an essential of the faith nor is it beyond possibility that the names of the apostles were modified, confused, or assumed. And truly, if an ossuary with the bones of “Jesus son of Joseph” were found near the traditional tomb would you be of so little faith that you would suddenly decide the Truth was a lie?! The faith as taught by the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church is no narrower or broader than it has ever been…God does not change and while much is made over the differences of this time I notice that the BCP is still used, the Hymnal sung, the Scriptural Lessons read, and the Eucharist celebrated regularly among Episcopalians on both sides of “The Great Schism”…I find myself wondering if St, Paul’s advice to keep one’s beliefs to one’s self and God might not be profitable to all in the Church? The Rt. Rev. Neff Powell says: David Yarbrough says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bradley Byrne says: South Carolina Rector Martinsville, VA April 11, 2013 at 7:45 am Mr. Kivel: Thanks for the suggestions. You raise some important points. On membership in local churches, I will not be able to get into parish records until the Episcopal church properties now occupied by non-Episcopalians are returned to the Episcopal diocese. Looking at the earlier four breakaway groups, this will take 2-6 years. The old diocesan archives are also under the control of the secessionist diocese and therefore off limits for the moment.On the seminary issue, however, there is a clear pattern. Trinity School for Ministry, in Ambridge PA is a crucial link to the schism in SC. This seminary was established in 1976 as a counter point to the social gospel movements that had guided TEC in the 1960s and 70s. It was set up to be a conservative “Evangelical” training ground to produce clergy to counteract the social “liberalism” in TEC. Early leadership in this seminary had strong ties to SC, and still does. By the 1990s, there were numerous alumni of Trinity in SC parishes. Perhaps the best known was the Rev. Kendall Harmon. Of course, the most famous product of Trinity is the leader of the schism in SC, the Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence.We should note that what has happened in SC is unique in the Southeast. Not one other diocese has gone along with SC in its schism. Why is that? The conservative leadership in SC, starting in the 1980s was able to capitalize on the innate cultural conservatism in SC and adapt this conservatism to the issues in TEC. This did not happen in any other diocese of the region. By the time Gene Robinson hit the stage in 2003, SC had already gone through years of escalating hostility to TEC. Conservsatives in SC had a virtual monopoly on the apparati of the diocese. From there it was an easy road in SC to installing Lawrence as bishop and removing the majority of the people of the diocese of SC from TEC.The good churchpeople of SC are no more or less conservative than those in surrounding states. The difference is the leadership. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ronald J. Caldwell says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Harvey Cottrell says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Grant Carson says: April 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm If you were concerned with Christ you’d not have time to notice the mote in others eyes…you’d be at the ER having the timber removed from your own under general anesthesia… Rector Albany, NY April 2, 2013 at 11:57 am I have friends in South Carolina on both sides of this dispute. I don’t want to take “sides”. It seems to me that we are grieiving the heart of Christ by having this fight in the first place and by becoming one “side” or the other. Can’t we be one in Christ Jesus? Can’t we follow the Commandment we all heard on Maundy Thursday? What do we gain if we get the buildings but lose the people? This past Easter Sunday mornng, at a beach front bar (!) not far from where I live, over 2000 people attended a worship service where Christ’s Resurrection was proclaimed, the Lord worshipped and the Word spoken boldy, although in a less than orthodox place. How many of our Episcopal churches had 2000 people present? But, isn’t that where Christ was and continues to be? Where two or three (or 2000!) were and are present? Let’s quit fighting among ourselves and get out there where the “harvest is plentiful” and spend our labors, not in fighting one another, but in doing God’s will by loving one another. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET April 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm You say the real differences between the two sides are “theological.” In a way I agree with you. Fifty years ago TEC leadership began a program of promoting the social gospel based on the concept that the relationship between man and God is horizontal. We do God’s will by reaching out to cure the ills of society by Christ-like work. Hence came active participation in the Civil Rights movement, reform of the liturgy (New Prayer Book) to be inclusive, and the ordination of women. Conservatives, however, objected to the social gospel in favor of the traditional emphasis on individual salvation, a vertical relationship between one person and one God. They saw the social reforms as a pointless corruption of pure Christianity. Many conservatives began peeling off TEC which they called too liberal. However, none of these three issues between 1960 and 1990 caused a schism.The fourth issue arose in 1990, the full inclusion of homosexuals in the life of TEC. On this issue conservatives drew the line. Soon after Gene Robinson was consecrated a bishop in TEC, schism began and led to five dioceses voting to abandon TEC. Indeed, the ACNA, the main splinter group from TEC, has agreed with all three earlier reforms (except no women bishops) while condemning the fourth. Why did the fourth issue lead to schism when the first three had not? That is a good question that I am exploring while I am researching the causes and nature of the schism in SC.So, in my view the fundamental cause of the 5 schisms is theological. The two sides hold widely diverging views of the nature of the relationship between men and women and God. However, the direct cause of the schisms is the issue of homosexuality. The specific cause the led to SC’s break was the adoption of the optional liturgy for the blessing of same sex unions. Lawrence said that was a bridge he could not cross.At this point it looks as if the momentum in the legal fight has shifted to vonRosenberg. His lawyers have managed to get it into federal court where he is more than likely to win. In the next 30 or so days, Lawrence will have to appeal to the federal judge who will decide whether to keep the matter in federal court or send it to the state court.Even if Lawrence loses the legal war, it is possible that some of the non-Episcopal congregations may be allowed to keep Episcopal Church properties through one means or another as has happened in other dioceses. However, I doubt this is going to happen in places where there are viable continuing Episcopal congregations prepared to resume control of the property. For instance, the property of Lawrence’s old parish, St. Paul’s in Bakersfield, for years in the Anglican diocese, is about to be reclaimed by the Episcopal diocese. April 3, 2013 at 11:42 am Milton Finch and everyone else on this commentary page need to know there is far more to this story than has been publicized so far. On Maundy Thursday (March 28), Bishop Lawrence also filed papers in court. In the United States District Court…Charleston Division: “Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative to Abstain or Stay Proceedings” (2 pages) and “Defendant Lawrence’s Memorandum in Support of his Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative to Abstain or Stay Proceedings” (35 pages plus exhibits). So far, and after six days, the Diocese of SC has failed to post this on their website. It is about to be posted elsewhere.The Rev. Canon James Lewis issued a press release letter (at anglicanink.com) on Mar. 28 castigating Bp vonRobsenberg for going to court on Maundy Thursday. His own bishop was doing the same thing on the same day. That letter has yet to be posted on DSC website.Lawrence’s court papers of Mar. 28 contain a very important item: his list of the people in SC that he singled out as his primary opponents. Some poeple might call this his enemies lists. These are the people he chose to be served with the court papers from the state court after the bTemporary Restraining Order, the Preliminary Injunction, abnd the Second Amended Complaint There are three lists: 12 names, three names, and three names.You can read these names for yourself when the papers are posted.So let’s not have any more vilifaction of one bishop going to court on Maundy Thursday. Both bishops did it. April 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm Christ lived, died, and rose for love. As far as I can tell, Lawrence and his followers have made their choices based on excluding those they don’t care for. So be it, but they cannot expect to take with them the patrimony left to The Episcopal Church by generations who meant their gifts to go to that church, not to some upstart clique that has abandoned the gospel. Ronald J. Caldwell says: April 9, 2013 at 9:57 am “Compassionate conservatism” is an oxymoron that was consigned to the rubbish heap years ago along with the rest of Georgw W. Bush’s nonsense. As for “liberals are markedly less charitable than conservatives,” that depends on how you are defining “charitable.” My comment refers to the social gospel. Who fought for civil rights and who fought against it? Who pushed to get the new prayer book and who wanted to keep 1928? Who waged the long campaign to get ordination for women and who fought to stop it? Who is now fighting for the full inclusion of homosexuals in the church and who is making schism to stop it? Liberals or conservatives? I think we all know the answers.Of course conservatives do individual acts of kindness. No one ever said they didn’t. But there is a big difference between doing acts of charity and fighting the big battles for human rights. Conservative Christians (orthodox, fundamentalist, charismatic etc.) empahsize the individual connection between one person and one God and therefore see the big battles for social justice as a diversion and corruption of pure religion that will eventually lead to its self-destruction. When Mark Lawrence says TEC is a comotose patient on life support, that is what he means.As a native and life-long white southerner who fled from fundamentalism in 1964 to become an Episcopalian, I’ll say that I am proud and honored to be in such a great institution that has made a profound commitment to applying the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the big battles for human rights, for blacks, for women, for homosexuals, for all people. Admittedly, this has cost TEC dearly in terms of membership and income. However, if doing the right thing costs dearly, even life itself, it is still the right thing to do. Blessed Jonathan Daniels is my hero. Curate Diocese of Nebraska April 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm Mr. Morrisey, The Episcopal Church is in communion with Lambeth…I am not aware that +++Justin has extended that same recognition to Mr. Lawrence and his schismatics…. Zachary Brooks says: April 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm Thank you for your note, Dr. Caldwell…I would strongly encourage you to consider some review of the growth of parishes in the former Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina identifying number of members received into the Diocese from various churches in the years between 1994 and today as well as the seminary affiliation(s) of the clergy siding with Mr. Lawrence in his choice to leave TEC…it might also be interesting to correlate your findings with the political affiliation and socioeconomic class of those having chosen to walk out on TEC… [Episcopal News Service] Legal documents filed in South Carolina Circuit Court on March 28 say that Bishop Mark Lawrence and those people who followed him out of the Episcopal Church have no authority over the assets or property of the Diocese of South Carolina or any of its parishes and have conspired to damage the diocese.The filing by the Episcopal Church in South Carolina told the court that for more than three years the Lawrence-led group had “knowingly, deliberately, and repeatedly engaged in transactions that purported to transfer interests in real property contrary to explicit provisions of the Constitution and Canons of the Church, and contrary to solemn declarations, oaths, and subscriptions made by individuals who held offices in the Church and were and are among the leadership” of the diocese.The continuing Episcopalians said that Lawrence and his followers “have publicly declared, and continue to declare, that their actions were not contrary to the Constitution or Canons of the Church, and that [the Constitution and Canons] impose no restriction or limitation on their abilities to continue to engage in such transactions.”Members of the continuing diocese said in their filing that they are entitled to restitution of property and funds acquired by Lawrence and his supporters through what they say has been fraud, misappropriation, conversion, breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duty.The Episcopal Church also on March 28 filed a separate document, known as an “answer and counterclaims.”The documents are part of the legal response to a suit filed against the Episcopal Church and the continuing South Carolina diocese by supporters of Lawrence. Those supporters included 34 parishes who say they have disassociated themselves from the Episcopal Church. A 35th parish, St. Andrew’s in Mount Pleasant, is also one of the plaintiffs, although it claims to have separated from the Episcopal Church some time ago, according to a press release from the continuing diocese.The breakaway group’s suit, originally filed in January and amended twice since then, asks the court to declare them the sole owners of diocesan and parish property.The continuing diocese asked the court in its March 28 filing to prevent Lawrence and his followers from “transferring or purporting to transfer, or receiving any purported transfer of, any interest in parish property or diocesan property” in any way other than to return it to the Episcopal Church.In November 2011, Lawrence either signed or directed others to sign, quitclaim deeds to every parish of the diocese disclaiming any interest in the real estate held by or for the benefit of each parish. A quitclaim deed generally transfers ownership of the property from the party issuing the deed to the recipient. The “Dennis Canon” (Canon 1.7.4) states that a parish holds its property in trust for the diocese and the Episcopal Church. The March 28 filing requests that the court void all of the quitclaim deedsThe court filing also asks that the Lawrence-led group be required to submit with 90 days of the court’s order an accounting of “all real and personal property, investments, bank accounts, funds, securities, and other property, and all proceeds thereof” that the group claims to possess or control. In a related request, the continuing diocese wants an accounting “all transfers, dispositions, acquisitions, and exchanges of or for any such property or assets, and all receipts and expenditures of or from any of such funds or other assets” during the time period beginning Jan. 28, 2008, when Lawrence was ordained as bishop of South Carolina.And, the filing says the continuing diocese is entitled to “recovery of all damages suffered or incurred by it” because of the wrongful conduct of the Lawrence-led group. No amount is specified in the filing.“We would not have chosen for this filing to take place during Holy Week, a time when all Christians are focused on prayer and reflection, but the legal deadlines have left us no choice but to respond in a timely way to the action that was brought against us,” the Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg, bishop provisional of the continuing diocese, in the press release.In its filing, the Episcopal Church answers claims by the Lawrence-led group and outlines the hierarchical governance of the church, including the ways in which dioceses are formed and dissolved; the nature in which all property is held in trust for the mission of the church and the vow that its ordained members take to conform to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of the church. The document claims the Lawrence-led group’s action violate both the Constitution and Canons and the Declaration of Conformity.The Episcopal Church’s filing also asks that the Lawrence-led group be prevented from using the diocesan and Episcopal Church names and trademarks because by doing so it is confusing and deceiving people, and tarnishing those names and trademarks.And it says that those people claiming to run the diocese and the parishes who have joined the Lawrence-led group are not qualified to do so because they are no longer members to the Episcopal Church.The church’s answer and counterclaim asks the court to declare that the continuing Episcopalians constitute the leadership of the diocese, not the Lawrence-led group, and remedy the counterclaims it makes. The filing reiterates most of the requests made of it by the continuing diocese.The Maundy Thursday filings are the latest in a multi-front approach taken by the continuing Episcopalians in South Carolina and by the wider Episcopal Church. In early March the vonRosenberg filed suit in federal court asking that he be declared as the bishop recognized by the Episcopal Church and thus having the authority to act in the name of Diocese of South Carolina.And another motion in U.S. District Court asked for a preliminary injunction to stop Lawrence from using the name and marks of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and from representing that his activities are associated with the diocese.Just before Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori convened delegates of the remaining Episcopal Church parishes and missions at a special convention Jan. 26, the breakaway group was granted a temporary injunction banning the remaining Episcopalians from using the name of the diocese. That injunction remains in effect.The order by Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein forced local Episcopalians to temporarily adopt a working name for their diocese so they could conduct business without violating the injunction. At their special convention they chose the name “The Episcopal Church in South Carolina” to use until the issue can be resolved.The lawsuit by Lawrence and counterclaims by the Episcopal Church and the continuing Episcopalians followed a series of actions in later 2012 that resulted in the Lawrence-led group leaving the Episcopal Church.In October 2012, the church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops had certified to the Presiding Bishop that Lawrence had abandoned the Episcopal Church “by an open renunciation of the discipline of the church.” Jefferts Schori then restricted him from exercising his ministry until the House of Bishops could investigate the Disciplinary Board’s findings and act.The day the board’s decision was announced, the diocesan Standing Committee said that the action “triggered two pre-existing corporate resolutions of the diocese, which simultaneously disaffiliated the diocese from the Episcopal Church and called a special convention.” Lawrence reiterated that declaration in a Nov. 17 speech to a special diocesan convention. He asked for and received affirmation from those at the Nov. 17 gathering of that departure.In December, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said she and her Council of Advice agreed Lawrence had renounced his orders by way of his actions and statements by him in the fall of 2012.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. April 2, 2013 at 9:28 am Milton and David, I sincerely believe that you believe you are following Christ. That is not the issue here. The issue is that you are presuming to know who isn’t following Christ and you are in no position to judge that. You do not know that. Only God does. On another matter. Many of you in your comments reference the fact that the majority of the membership of the DOSC chose to leave TEC. So be it. We who chose to remain are steadfast in our commitment to the Episcopal Church and the Worldwide Anglican Communion. We are supportive of our leaders and there is nothing anyone can say or do that will change that. Ronald J. Caldwell says: Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY April 2, 2013 at 5:11 pm I imagine the thief does imagine he is being persecuted when the owner of the house calls the police on him. Marc Kivel says: April 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm Perhaps Milton you should go back and read the Letters of Paul about folks who come and try to lead the saints astray for their own profit… April 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm As deacons, priests, and bishop we have all taken an oath that we believe Holy Scripture contains all things and necessary to salvation and that we will be loyal to the doctrine, discipline and worship of The Episcopal Church. At any time when a clergy person no longer can keep either side of that promise that promise, the appropriate thing to do is to leave, leaving the keys on the table. And, speaking as a history major, I am deeply offended by the twisting of the history of The Episcopal Church and the canons of this church in the story told by those who are leaving TEC. April 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm Doug, I concur that there are at least as many failures as you cite in the Church and probably many more. I do think part of the structural problem is that given the geographic size and demographic variety of the USA we would be better served by having an Archbishop in each of ECUSAs provinces recognizing that regional provinces might be able to better discern the Holy Spirit as it applies to the realities of differing parts of our nation. As to your cited failures: I think we should follow Augustine’s charge: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, charity; and in all things love.” I believe we can all gather round the BCP as written, Hymnal, the Holy Scriptures, and Baptism and Communion as essentials. Beyond these I would trust the bishops and archbishops to determine with laity and clergy in each province what the Holy Spirit is calling them to do.I do believe there needs to be some recognition that “official doctrine” while very appropriate in the Church of Rome is not a hallmark of the Anglican church in the USA – if a bishop or archbishop wants to establish a more formal customary or offer a more robust argument on matters ecclesial or theological – wonderful! But recognize that the unstated assumption among the Laity is that Elizabeth I Regina was correct: it is not necessarily desirable to open windows into men’s souls. The rule which, as I understand it, goes back before our birth as a nation, is that a Bishop may only be held accountable by God and his/her peers. Inasmuch as +Spong has not been “sent down” one can either assume various machinations by men or ask what does the Holy Spirit intend to do with +Spong as a sign of God’s will? Thoughts? April 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm It’s tragic that our brothers and sisters feel the need to leave our communion, and to take our silver with them. It’s tragic that they hate their fellow Christians so much that they libel us with accusations of apostasy and can’t even be bothered to call our Presiding Bishop by her rightful title. It’s tragic that they are so blinded by their hate that they can’t view the canons of our Church in any way that isn’t insultingly self-serving. It’s tragic that they can’t hand over the keys and leave with integrity. There is a lot of tragedy here, but it’s not in the Presiding Bishop doing her job against schismatics. Bishop Schori is only acting as an agent of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, and it is a tragedy that she is vilified that. April 9, 2013 at 7:11 pm Amen!!! Carol Anderson says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC April 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm Well said! The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET April 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm Milton–Please stop these absurd ad hominem attacks. They are unbecoming decent Christian discussion and debate. But if you want to get to the real issues, here they are: There has clearly been an attempt to usurp properties, finances, and resources both material and spiritual and convert them to uses other than they are legally and canonically set apart for. The Diocese of South Carolina subscribed to the Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship of The Episcopal Church when it was first formed as a Diocese in communion with that national body, accepted the episcopate from the national Episcopal Church in union with the General Convention, and, even after the Civil War, reaffirmed its identity as a constituent member of that body. Over the decades and centuries, buildings have been built, ministries have been authorized and ordained, and congregations have been nurtured, built, and continuously supported and provided with ordained leadership for, by, and through the national Episcopal Church. As a result, generations have given of their time, talent, labors, and family members for the building up of this local, diocesan, and national ecclesiastical community. There are clear, definitive fiduciary issues here that the Presiding Bishop and the General Convention (and their designated counsel) are morally and legally bound to uphold. It is disingenuous for people to attempt conversion of property or resources and then complain that it isn’t fair for them to be called on it. Their forebears deserve better, and so do this Communion and its members. April 4, 2013 at 1:29 am Bonnie, check the fruit of the labors (today’s lexicon?..metrics) of the Episcopal Church. Be careful when including the world wide Anglican Communion. The Southern Hemisphere Church outstrips the European and North American Churches and predominately looks askance at us..hardly believing their “eyes.” April 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm I suspect you’ll find that isn’t the case, Grant: you’ll find that there is a hierarchy implied by accession to the Constitutions and Canons which Ft. Worth accepted as binding upon its becoming a Diocese within TEC…and of course, there’s always Federal court if the folks down in Austin are less than wise… David Yarbrough says: Rector Tampa, FL April 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm http://your-cathedral.org/sermon-march-31-2013/An Easter Sermon immediately following an attack and betrayal by “good Christian folk.” April 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm Dr. Caldwell is not comparing apples with apples. His comment that the Diocese filed on Maundy Thursday is true but only to simply ask the Federal court to refer the matter back to the SC Circuit Court which has been considering this matter since January. I understand, too, that date, March 28th, was given to the Diocese as a deadline by which to file. The filing of this request in no way would distract from people observing Holy Week as it was against entities and not people. The lawsuit filed by TEC and The Episcopal Church in South Carolina on Maundy Thursday was a countersuit filed in Circuit Court in response to the SC Circuit Court’s injunction. It did not have to be filed on on that date as there was an 4 April deadline. There was adequate time after Holy Week during which the suit could be filed but they opted for Maundy Thursday to sue Bishop Lawrence as well as parishioners for damages including punitive damages. There is a substantive difference.It seems this suit by TEC is clear about what they are all about and that is…property! TEC wants our churches although it has contributed not one penny or maintaining these places of worship, many of them having historic significance. This has been made clear in some 80 other lawsuits TEC has filed throughout the country. If a church does not follow the canons to the letter or worship through traditional orthodox Christianity, then they want the church’s property.Then if the church wants to buy it back, at fair market value or more, a refusal of the offer is given and the property might be sold to be turned into a mosque or Islamic center, as in the case in Binghamton, NY. Of course, that’s not surprising when a suit is filed during the holiest of week Lowell Grisham says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA April 2, 2013 at 8:39 am The Diocese of South Carolina and the majority of its membership can no longer abide the abandonment of Scriptural principles, as well as the denial of the unique salvific nature of Jesus Christ, by its Presiding Bishop. This is far from equating Bishop Lawrence with Jesus himself, as he would be the first to admit.The Diocese of South Carolina is openly admitting that it follows Jesus Christ. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Milton Finch says: April 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm Excuse me. Can you tell me what you think Jesus would do? Aren’t these churches leaving to better serve Jesus? Amazing that in a “progressive” Episcopal church, the war paint is put on only when it comes to buildings and $$. I wonder if Jesus would mind if these churches kept their building to worship him, follow and serve him. I think he preached things about you will know the tree by it’s fruit. You really think Jesus would call for a law suit because they no longer want to play ball with a Church denomination that looks very little like the one started by its founding fathers? Why is there no problem tossing basic tenants of Scripture because they are “progressive”, but they will fight to the death on details about who gets the building based on a line in their by laws. You will know a tree by its fruit. Submit a Job Listing April 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm As a sidebar, I find it interesting, curious, and actually offensive that you refer to the schismatic Mark Lawrence who has effectively been deposed as a Bishop of The Episcopal Church as “Bishop Lawrence” while referring to the legitimate Bishop of Southwestern Virginia as “Neff” and the person recognized by The Episcopal Church and the entire worldwide Anglican Communion as our Presiding Bishop as either “Dr.” or “High Priest” (apparently linked in your mind with Caiaphas). You seem to be setting yourself up as the judge of who rightly has authority and who does not. That, historically, has been the hallmark of heresy and heretical sects. Pick and choosing those whose leadership you accept doesn’t work in a Communion, a nation, a community, an institution, or a family. the Rev Dr M. J.Morrissey says: April 6, 2013 at 9:26 am Absolutely! Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ April 25, 2013 at 7:02 am But if you want to get to the real issues, here they are: There has clearly been an attempt to usurp properties, finances, and resources both material and spiritual and convert them to uses other than they are legally and canonically set apart for. The Diocese of South Carolina subscribed to the Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship of The Episcopal Church when it was first formed as a Diocese Again I find the claims that the Diocese of SC is trying to take TEC property a amusing one. The idea that “The Diocese of South Carolina subscribed to the Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship of The Episcopal Church when it was first formed as a Diocese” That is not quite the truth. Our parish was founded long before there was TEC and even after the American Revolution we were slow to fall under the TEC. I believe that is was not till the early 1810’s that we had a Bishop and most of the churches in the diocese have always asserted their independence from the national. We have tended to be more Calvinist than other parishes due to the background of so many of the early founders. Our church was founded long before there was a United States of America and I find this a funny and strange idea that the property that so many of our local families have been using for over 300 years does not belongs to our church and parish. A dear friend who passed away a few years ago was a direct decendent of one of the signers of the Decoration of Independence and he really had a since of ownership of the church. At one point I felt that we should just walk away from the building and stuff and show that our true Christian Faith was the most important aspect of this ongoing fight. Yet the more I think about this why should I have to leave a building that my family was attending over 300 years ago. They helped to build some of these church’s in SC and I do have a since of ownership and knowing that one day I might also be laid to rest with other family members on the land we have been a part of since the mid 1600’s. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Milton Finch says: April 5, 2013 at 8:38 am I’m sorry, Zach, but the “schismatics” aren’t those who feel compelled to separate. Those who fracture the Church are those who have repeatedly tested the patience and good will of the Church by ignoring canons, giving a pass (if not a blessing) to anti-Nicene, Christ denying teachings, and those who have elevated their own spiritual journey above the established teachings of the Church (again found in canons). Just look at a recent small sample of this schismatic behavior. Bishop Spong’s Newark diocese declined about 40% during his tenure, but he was invited by a Virginia diocese to preach at a Good Friday Service, during which time he treated the listener to such personal revelations as how Thomas and Nathaniel (Bartholomew) were likely mythical characters who “may have no more reality than Jane Eyre or Harry Potter.” Or how about the Bishop of Washington DC who recently blogged about the Resurrection that:“To say that resurrection is essential doesn’t mean that if someone were to discover a tomb with Jesus’ remains in it that the entire enterprise would come crashing down. The truth is that we don’t know what happened to Jesus after his death, anymore than we can know what will happen to us”.Facts are hostile witnesses; and today’s new media will not cover these types of leaders well for very long. Now, who is the schismatic: the one who holds the faith as taught by this Church and wants to retain the work of their own labor (property), or the leaders who wield control to shape a Church led by their own personal revelations who receive no restraint or discipline from their own colleagues? Bonnie Leazer says: April 5, 2013 at 9:05 am On the issue of Maundy Thursday: neither bishop was required to file on that day. Lawrence had until April 13 to file. That date was an extension that he had earlier requested and been granted. That was sixteen days after Maundy Thursday. vonRosenberg had until April 4 to file, seven days after Maundy Thursday. Why they chose to go to court on Maundy Thursday?–only they can tell us.On Maundy Thursday (Mar. 28), Jim Lewis issued an official press release from the PECDSC office criticizing vonRosenberg for going to court on Maundy Thursday. Either Lewis was incredibly disingenuous, or he was out of the loop. Only he can tell us the reason for his strange letter. He also slammed vonRosenberg for being “personal.” In fact all the names in the TEC papers were persons in offical positions in PECDSC. In Lawrence’s papers of Mar. 28, however, we see his enemies lists (p.2-3) some of whom had no official positions. Thus, Lawrence was far more “personal” than vonRosenberg. For a bishop to publish a hit list (these people had been chosen by Lawrence earlier to be hit with court papers), and to do so on Maundy Thursday–well, anyone can draw their own conclusions.As for the court papers: vonRosenberg filed on Mar. 28 in Circuit Court a response to Lawrence’s suit first entered in Circuit Court on Jan. 4 and twice amended “Answer, Affirmative Defenses, and Counterclaims of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina to Second Amended Complaint and Declartory and Injunctive Relief.” TEC also filed a response to Lawrence’s law suit entitled “Answer and Counterclaims of the Episcopal Church to Second Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctiv Relief.” Let’s be clear. These responses had to be made in answer to the suit that Lawrence had filed against them in the Circuit (state) court. Lawrence had sued the Episcopal Church first; thus, TEC and vonR had no choice but to respond. On the same day, Mar. 28, Lawrence filed two papers in the U.S. District Court: “Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative to Abstain or Stay Proceedings” and “Defendant Lawrence’s Memorandum in Support of his Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative to Abstain or Stay Proceedings.” These papers were his response to the suit vonRosenberg had filed in the U.S. Court on March 5. He too, had no choice but to respond. Both bishops were acting in reponse to suits that had been brought against them.All this boils down to a turf war. Lawrence is maneuvering to have the litigation fixed in state court where he has a good chance to prevail. vonRosenberg is maneuvering to have this in federal court where he probably will win. And yes, bottom lin–it is about the property. Pete Meggett says: Marc Kivel says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Marc Kivel says: Comments (70) Marc Kivel says: Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY April 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm If you want unity, you basically have to “take the side” of the Episcopal Church. It’s the Episcopal Church calling for unity, and Bishop Lawrence and his followers who are breaking it. April 2, 2013 at 8:11 am Milton in all of your posts you seem to wish to make Lawrence equal to Jesus. That is one of the first and most significant signs of the formation of a cult. Lawrencites are so fond of using the “we/they” rhetoric and negative comments. You seem to suggest here that one is only a “real” Christian when they claim allegiance to the Lawrence faction. That should make anyone suspicious of that group. Bonnie Leazer says: April 9, 2013 at 6:35 pm First, David, which Scriptural principles have been abandoned? Do you mean Pauline scripture or the Gospels? I wasn’t aware that Paul was the sole or best spokesman for the Risen Christ – if you take a few moments what you may consider abandonment of the Scriptures may simply be disagreement that Paul is somehow to be considered co-equal with the Christ: something Paul would have been horrified to be accused of…Second, if you go back and read the Gospel According to John, you will discover that Christ Jesus himself says that only the folks that the Father gives him are his – the shepherd knows HIS sheep and the sheep know THEIR shepherd…not everyone was given to Jesus by God the Father evidently…third, a person who is not called is not reasonably going to be a follower of Christ Jesus – that they may have a different relationship to God than ours is more a reflection of God’s incredible love, grace and mercy than the TULIP infection which Calvinism in South Carolina seems to cause… Comments navigation Newer comments April 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm There is a lot of good commentary here, but this quote is overly reaching into a false characterization: “Conservatives, however, objected to the social gospel in favor of the traditional emphasis on individual salvation, a vertical relationship between one person and one God. They saw the social reforms as a pointless corruption of pure Christianity”. Social studies have proven quite dramatically that the most reliable contributors to the relief of others, charity, and church are conservatives. Arthur C. Brooks, a professor at Syracuse University, published “Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism.” The surprise is that liberals are markedly less charitable than conservatives.So, this is not an all or none evaluation. I believe that most conservatives are not reacting against calls for charity, equality, etc. Most conservatives are reacting to errant bishops and priests who cannot preach Christ crucified and risen in a clear and convinced manner. I attended a funeral led by an Episcopal priest who read the Gospel but never once used the name of Jesus Christ in his homily, and never once mentioned the hope of resurrection through the life of Jesus Christ. This, sadly, is too common. People cannot be led to the desert to continue drinking the sand and not sooner or later understand that they are dying of thirst. April 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm Mr. Caldwell, there is a great deal of difference between the battle for human rights for blacks (the cause for which Jonathan Daniels gave his life), Hispanics, and women, and the battle for recognition of unrepented homosexual behavior as a scripturally valid lifestyle.God created male and female, white, black, Asian, Hispanic. However, God’s law explicitly forbids homosexual behavior. Christ himself said He did not come to change the law. (According to scripture, the exclusion of women from ministry is Paul’s prohibition, not God’s.)Conservative Christians are trying to rescue God’s Church from the slippery slope of falling into self-exaltation, and acquiescence to secular standards rather than God’s. Schism in the current situation simply means that those who reject the authority of God and scripture have slid down the slippery slope.The dumbing-down of the BCP in 1979, which removed the language confessing our own unrighteousnesss and total reliance on God in Christ for salvation, is part of the selfsame self-exaltation movement which has brought about this acquienscence to secular standards and the worship of a God created in our own image instead of the other way around.Your earlier comment regarding “the relationship between man and God being horizontal” vividly shows the creation of God in our own image. The proper application of a social gospel does share with the poor and the poor in spirit – but does so in humble reliance on a holy and omnipotent God, not in pulling God down to man’s level. Charles E A Johnson+ says: April 10, 2013 at 10:10 am Mr. Kivel: You are right in that as the Episcopal bishop Lawrence did not have to accept the liturgy of the blessing of same sex unions in his diocese. The liturgy is optional and entirely up to the diocesan bishop. Many bishops, including my own, have announced that they will not permit this liturgy. Lawrence could have done that.After General Convention of 2012 adopted the optional rite for the blessing of same sex unions, Lawrence returned home to SC and went through a discernment process by which he concluded that he could no longer remain in an institution that allowed anyone to bless same sex unions. He had fought as hard as he could to stop the homosexual-rights movement in TEC for over ten years. He had been a leader in the opposition at GC to Gene Robinson in 2003. Lawrence was exhausted after fighting a long, losing war. He threw in the towel. Therefore, on the first good excuse, the Presiding Bishop’s suspension of Lawrence on Oct. 15, Lawrence and his supporters announced the diocese automatically withdrew from TEC.There are many conservatives still in TEC. At least 11 dioceses of the 109 are solidly conservative. Their adaptation to this situation is to vote against the “liberal” measures on the national level, condemn them at home, pass resolutions in their diocesan conventions, and then go on about their own business running their dioceses as they wish while keeping the leadership of TEC at arm’s length. Actually, I think that is a reasonable approach as long as they are not violating the Constitution and Canons of their church.Thus, Lawrence and his faction in SC had two models they could have followed 1-the secessionists’ (four dioceses had voted by majority vote to secede from TEC), and 2-the conservative dioceses (denounce national leadership while staying in TEC). Lawrence and his allies chose the first model. Why and how they chose this one and not the second is a problem that I am now researching. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 the Rev Dr M. J.Morrissey says: Submit a Press Release Bonnie Leazer says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ronald J. Caldwell says: Carol McRee says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Doug Desper says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR J. W. McRee says: April 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm Milton, the spiritual-secular argument is a nonstarter…Neo-Platonist pagans may choose to buy into a spirit-body duality, but that isn’t good theology. Having been an observant Jew before becoming a Christian and a member of The Episcopal Church, I assure you that Christ Jesus would not be looking to Mr. Lawrence as a leader or representative nor would he have much use for folks who seem to make their “yes” into “no” when it suits their politics and break away rather than sit and reason together…. April 6, 2013 at 10:02 am Yes, while the current problems/litigation in SC are over the ownership of the property, the real difference between the Diocese of SC and TECUSA are theological! Always have been and always will be!I am not sure why TECUSA is trying so hard in a state where the supreme court has said that the Dennis Canon is null and void and of no effect. Why waste their effort? Do buildings mean that much to them? Alas, they don’t have the numbers to even begin to maintain many of these buildings.As for theological differences, TEC bishops from Spong to Budde have denied the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ. To a majority in the Diocese of SC and the Anglican Communion that does not make them Christian nor Anglican. April 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm I think it is so sad that in a country where there is separation on Church & State that the State will decide which group owns church property and who will be bishop of the diocese of South Carolina. In all of this the Episcopal Church is being forced to play by the same rules as the “break-away” group. Anthony Christiansem says: Marc Kivel says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Marc Kivel says: Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Milton Finch says: Episcopal Church, SC Episcopalians reply to breakaway group’s lawsuit April 2, 2013 at 11:04 pm Jesus weeps. Nothing is easy when our sisters and brothers disown our relations. It’s not made easier by name calling or accusation. Leaving is a choice, with that choice comes everything that leaving means. Staying is harder. Community is not always easy. Refusing to call our presiding bishop by her title, or choosing to lowercase he “c” in TEC is sad. Leave if you must, but do so with respect, and with the understanding that leaving is just that. Leaving. You don’t get to keep calling yourselves episcopalians and your not continuing anything, other than continuing to cause schism and division and that is not Christ inspired. Lord behold this your family….Jesus weeps. April 5, 2013 at 11:47 am Bishop Powell is my bishop and for that I respect him and he is cordially welcomed. However, I think that a lot of our current nonsense shows a few failures: Failure 1). That a few in our Church want non-essential (to salvation) doctrines defined narrowly (such as ordination of women being banned). Failure 2): The House of Bishops has utterly failed in its duty to discipline errant bishops who have replaced the teachings of this Church with their own private thoughts. There is a largely UNanswered question as to why bishops in the Episcopal Church are more and more like the Mormon prophets in Salt Lake City; leaders who’s private ruminations can become take the place of or be tolerated instead of official doctrine. Failure 3): There is the assumption that a few loud voices (like Bishop Lawrence, et al) hold enough sway to dupe educated clergy and laity into disloyalty and error. This view truly demeans the laity into being mind-numbed enough to listen in lock-step to a mere bishop. Which leads to Failure 4): That there is the assumption that people leaving this Church are incapable of rational thought and have found little that can be decried as divisive foisted on us by errant bishops and priests and that once found we should just keep quiet and let the errant misguide and deform the Church. When the leaders of the Church vacate their responsibility to lead and teach the faith delivered to us people will react. Those people are not the schismatics. And now, someone has to explain why – when it becomes obvious – that our beleagured Church is crippled with these controversies that the blame is on those who want to continue in peace and not give up the fruits of their labor into the hands of (as an example) one bishop who’s tenure resulted in a 40% decline in his diocese while he went undisciplined by the House of Bishops. In these days it seems that the one major sin in TEC is to speak and act against the status quo dysfunction while those who create the intolerable circumstance get invited on more speaking engagements. Here’s an idea: stop blaming the reactions and start addressing the causes. Rector Smithfield, NC April 25, 2013 at 1:57 am Well said Doug. Zachary Brooks says: April 4, 2013 at 6:01 pm Rev. Dr. Morrisey. The first sentence is obviously a misprint. Milton Finch says: Zachary Brooks says: April 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm Zachary,I like this concept that they want to take your silver and leave. I don’t believe any of the silver was given to TEC. My family was a member of one of the parishes that is still using the silver that was given to the church in the 1700’s. My 5th GGrandfather gave the land that has been used as a cemetery. Another GGrandfather gave several hundred acres so a church could be built in the mid 1700’s. The land that my father has given was given to the local group. Although the family had learned and the last time we gave land to a group it was to the local group not the national and it was set up that the land returns to the family if the use or group changes. This has been a bit long winded, but the comment about” our silver” rather annoyed me. I know that when we have made gifts to the church we have specified that it was to only be used by the local parish. My wife’s family has made major donations to a local church and I assure you they were with the intent of funds being used by the local and not national. So just that I’m clear on this why do you have the idea that this is your silver. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 John Lawrence says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Bonnie Leazer says: Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Doug Desper says: David Yarbrough says: Featured Jobs & Calls Zachary Brooks says: last_img read more

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Alison O’Reilly Poage named interim director of the Booher Library The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Dec 15, 2014 Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME People Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Seminary of the Southwest press release] Academic Dean Scott Bader-Saye has announced the appointment of Alison O’Reilly Poage to serve as interim director of the Booher Library at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Poage’s presence “will strengthen our current library staff, provide fresh eyes in a time of transition, and allow the search committee to continue its work with confidence that the library is fully staffed and in good hands,” according to a seminary press release.Poage served most recently as director of the Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library in Cutchogue, New York. She has lived in Austin before, having worked for the Austin Public Library system from 2007-2010. She received her Masters of Library Science from City University of New York in 2001.“She brings great experience, enthusiasm, and vision to this position, and I am sure she will assist us well in her time here,” said Bader-Saye.Poage will begin her work at Southwest on Jan. 5, 2015. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

first_imgFirst female Māori bishop ordained in New Zealand Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Indigenous Ministries Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Bishop Waitohiariki Quayle. Photo: Anglican Taonga via ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] More than 1,000 people joined in the celebrations for the ordination of Bishop Waitohiariki Quayle as bishop of Te Upoko o Te Ika, who became the first Māori woman to be ordained a bishop in the church of Aotearoa New Zealand.The celebration service on 12 September was held in the Anglican school Rathkeale College, Masterton, and was a day of excitement and celebration with the voices of women and young people playing a key part through readings, songs and prayers.Read the full article here. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By Rachel FarmerPosted Sep 18, 2019 Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

first_img Projects 2018 Photographs ArchDaily Houses Guadalupe House / ET.coSave this projectSaveGuadalupe House / ET.co “COPY” Manufacturers: Cemex, Escenium HAUS, Masisa, Tecnolite, Teka, Ternium Hylsa, VALVOConstruction:Omar López BautistaLightning Design:Samantha BetancourtStructure:Miguel Ángel TorresArchitect In Charge:Omar López BautistaCity:OaxacaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Omar López BautistaRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the outskirts of the city of Oaxaca, a developing context, in the middle of changes in land use, where barely more than half are buildings; a combination between houses and large storage units.Save this picture!© Omar López BautistaThe assignment is given with some very clear requests, due to the conditions of its current surroundings it is emphasized for the house to appear unfinished from the outside, to generate an opportunity to have a recreational space inside by using half of the plot of land as a garden; and the possibility for a visual escape through scale towards the view of the city, the Sierra Norte or of the hill of Monte Alban. The plot of land is 20 meters long at the front and 10 meters in depth, the program is developed in a fourth of the available area, an area of five by ten.Save this picture!IsometricsFrom the specific requirement of the desired appearance, of the immediate benchmarks of context and from a personal philosophy of design where tectonics are essential the construction material is chosen; hollow concrete blocks, which due to its characteristics, conditions the space design to modules marked by the construction system, and at the same time allows for the management of the empty spaces in the necessary and specific proportions to vent and illuminate each one of them.Save this picture!© Omar López BautistaThe ventilation openings that serve as windows on the first and second storey are positioned as a consequence of the undesired glances from the neighbors; on the ground storey it is different, seeking to generate the largest connection possible with the garden area through larger and multiple openings.Save this picture!Section BB’The functionality of Casa Guadalupe is developed through two main axis, a horizontal one and a vertical one, the first one public and the second one much more private; the first one is a succession of spaces with differentiated uses, garden, communal and service areas, those related to social activities, production and recreation. The second axis corresponds to the development of personal activities and rest, which make use of the most intimate spaces, vertically connected and isolated at the same time. Save this picture!© Omar López BautistaThe project is a spatial intimacy quest, it is a basic volumetric exercise, it is finally drawn as a single element, thought out with the intention of generating the sensation of being a boulder, an inhabitable monolith; sensation achieved by the nature and proportions of the material, rough and imposing, which builds the space through its own scale, completely sensory and tectonic, which reenforces the context´s atmosphere in constant development. Save this picture!IsometricThe project defies different design challenges, as well as labor and costs. It is a true accomplishment to have been able to complete it with such a limited budget and inexperienced labour force in the construction system; which is not used in this part of the country to do these types of projects.Save this picture!© Omar López BautistaProject gallerySee allShow lessANGLE / Various AssociatesSelected ProjectsParque 6 de Junio – Safe Public Space / (EPMMOP)Selected Projects Share Mexico Guadalupe House / ET.co CopyHouses•Oaxaca, Mexicocenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906268/guadalupe-house-eo Clipboard Year:  Area:  161 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Emanuel Torres+ 23Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyAbout this officeET.coOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOaxacaMexicoPublished on December 04, 2018Cite: “Guadalupe House / ET.co” [Casa Guadalupe / ET.co] 04 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_imgPanelists Scott Williams, Godfrey Sithole and Ted Kelly, March 13.PhiladelphiaThe Sanctions Kill movement in Philadelphia is undeterred in its commitment to expose the truth about genocidal imperialist sanctions that the U.S. imposes on over one-third of the human population. But in this time of historic crisis activists must heed the warnings of health care workers telling us to take extraordinary measures to stem the spread of the COVID19 virus. The Philadelphia International Action Center, in conjunction with Workers World Party and twelve other groups, went forward March 13 with a planned Sanctions Kill panel discussion – only online rather than in person.Sanctions Kill is an international campaign endorsed by hundreds of organizations around the world, aimed at organizing a unified challenge to the U.S. empire’s stranglehold on the global working class. The Philadelphia panel discussion was one of many events called over the weekend of March 13-15 and featured Hyun Lee with Philadelphia Korea Peace Now!, Godfrey Sithole of the African National Congress, Indigenous organizer Carmen Guerrero with Coalición Fortaleza Latina, MOVE Minister of Confrontation Pam Africa, and Scott Williams of the International Action Center.  Leading off the program, Williams stated: “This pandemic underscores why we need to say sanctions are an act of genocide. Sanctions are war — not an alternative to war.” He read off the list of 39 countries from Belarus to Zimbabwe that suffer from what is effectively a blockade on medical supplies, food and other resources necessary for any functioning society. “The people of Iran in particular have been placed in a desperate situation because of U.S. sanctions, as hospitals run dangerously low on medical supplies and equipment,” Williams concluded.Hyun Lee detailed the incredible achievements of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea despite decades of U.S. sanctions. All workers and oppressed people should be inspired by the resilience of Korean workers, particularly during the period known as the Arduous March, when the dissolution of the USSR coincided with disastrous floods beginning in 1994 that devastated the country’s agricultural output.An important distinction about the nature of sanctions was raised by Sithole, an ANC member who was forced to flee South Africa to Tanzania as a refugee in the early 1960s. The international anti-apartheid movement called for sanctions against the Boer settler state, much in the same way that Palestinians and their allies around the world engage in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to fight back against the Zionist settler state. This tactic should not be confused with imperialist sanctions imposed upon colonized nations and countries which refuse to bow down to the U.S., which are the target of Sanctions Kill.Sithole took time to mention that for as long as there was resistance to apartheid there were LGBTQ2S+ freedom fighters in the movement, even if these individuals were forced to remain closeted because of bigoted colonial mentalities that had not yet been addressed.Speaking as an Indigenous woman from a colonized continent, Carmen Guerrero focused her talk on the ecological and environmental devastation caused by sanctions and imperial occupation. The destruction of the land, water and air and of the ability of people to feed themselves and their families is yet another genocidal aspect of sanctions.The MOVE Organization, founded by its late Coordinator John Africa, has for decades fought against environmental destruction, animal cruelty, racism and state violence. Pam Africa spoke personally as a resident of the West Philadelphia neighborhood that was completely occupied and blockaded by the city and police in order to starve out the MOVE Organization. It was through neighborhood solidarity and individual workers willing to break through police checkpoints that  MOVE was able to survive this period, only later to be attacked with gunfire and firehoses in 1978 and ultimately firebombed by the city government in 1985.This incredible exchange of information, analysis and personal stories took place virtually and reached thousands online via livestream. Workers around the world face threats that are truly historic and unprecedented: cataclysmic climate change, a powerful and increasingly desperate global empire headquartered in the U.S., and now a viral pandemic that has already claimed the lives of over 6,500 people around the world. Socialist states like China, Cuba, Vietnam and the DPRK have admirably responded to these threats. It is clear now, perhaps more than ever, that the only way to save humanity and bring about a just and sustainable future is to wage war against the ruling class — one that would rather we die sick and in poverty than relinquish an iota of comfort and power.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterest TAGS  Pinterest Previous articlePackers going with Joe Barry as defensive coordinatorNext articleEvoqua Water Technologies Announces Launch of Secondary Public Offering Digital AIM Web Support In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, trader Fred DeMarco works on the trading floor, Monday, Feb 8. 2021. Stocks are moving higher yet again on Monday, adding to a streak that gave the market its best weekly gain since November last week. Investors continue to be focused on company earnings and the higher prospects for more economic stimulus to combat the impact of the coronavirus. Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusinessUS News Facebook Stocks push to more gains, and record highs, on Wall Street Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Deutsche Bank Lawsuits Morgan Stanley Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlements Deutsche Bank Lawsuits Morgan Stanley Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlements 2015-05-05 Brian Honea Previous: CFPB Report Finds 26 Million American Adults Have No Credit History Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 5/6/2015 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago May 5, 2015 1,307 Views Morgan Stanley reported in its quarterly filing that it might take a $292 million loss as a result of a potential settlement with Deutsche Bank over the misrepresentation of mortgage-backed securities.Deutsche Bank sued Morgan Stanley in April 2014, claiming that the New York-based investment firm breached a contract by misrepresenting the quality of about $735 million worth of loans held in a trust in in which Deutsche Bank was the trustee and Morgan Stanley was the sponsor.In April, a judge in the Southern District of New York denied Morgan Stanley’s motion to have the bank’s complaint dismissed.The announcement of a possible settlement with Deutsche Bank is the latest in a series of ongoing legal troubles Morgan Stanley has experienced with regards to its handling of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. In late April, reports surfaced that the investment firm was in talks with the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over a possible $500 million settlement to resolve claims that Morgan Stanley omitted certain material information on 30 subprime loans sold to investors, calling into question Morgan Stanley’s due diligence, underwriting, and valuation processes.Morgan Stanley settled with the Justice Department in late February 2015 to pay $2.6 billion to resolve similar claims, and in February 2014, the firm settled with the FHFA for $1.25 billion to resolve claims that it sold faulty MBS to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the crisis. Also, in mid-February 2015, Morgan Stanley made a motion in the New York Supreme Court to have two FHFA lawsuits dismissed that accused the firm of failing to buy back $2.5 billion worth of faulty securities.  Print This Post About Author: Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Morgan Stanley Says It Might Settle MBS Suit With Deutsche Bank for $292 Million Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Home / Daily Dose / Morgan Stanley Says It Might Settle MBS Suit With Deutsche Bank for $292 Millionlast_img read more

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Pinterest Searches are due to resume today in Buncrana for missing woman Jean McGaghey.The 72 year old from Derry has been missing since Sunday last.Search and rescue teams are due to recommence searches this morning shortly, at 10:30am.Searches are resuming today, along the shoreline in Buncrana for Jean McGahey who was last seen in the Drumard Park area of Derry at around 4:30pm last Sunday afternoon.Multi-agency searches today will be concentrated around the Lady’s Bay area and will involve, the Lough Swilly RNLI, Greencastle Coastguard, Donegal Mountain Rescue and divers from the Sheephaven Sub Aqua Club.They will be assisted by Gardai, Civil Defence members and the Rescue 118 helicopter.Searches were carried out earlier this week after 72 year old, Ms McGaghey’s red ford fiesta was discovered near the beach in Buncrana shortly before 9 o’clock on Monday morning. By News Highland – November 24, 2018 Searches resume in Buncrana for missing woman Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationscenter_img Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday November 23rdNext articleCalls in Seanad for proper funding for iCare and Bluestack Foundation News Highland Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more