Posts by smaa

D034 Amend Canon IV.19.4 – Suspending Statute of Limitations

Posted by on Tue, Jan 8, 2019 in Announcements

D034 Amend Canon IV.19.4 – Suspending Statute of Limitations Resolved, That the 79th General Convention amend Canon IV.19.4 to read as follows: Sec. 4(a) A Member of the Clergy shall not be subject to proceedings under this Title for acts committed more than ten years before the initiation of proceedings except: if a Member of the Clergy is convicted in a criminal Court of Record or a judgment in a civil Court of Record in a cause involving immorality, proceedings may be initiated at any time within three years after the conviction or judgment becomes final; if an alleged Injured...

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A Pastoral Letter from the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies

Posted by on Tue, Jan 8, 2019 in Announcements

Letter to the Episcopal Church from the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies Statue of Limitations Suspension for Clergy Sexual Misconduct Begins Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: Nearly a year ago, we issued a call for the church to examine its history and come to a fuller understanding of how we have handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse through the years. In particular, we asked to hear voices from the wider church at General Convention so that deputies and bishops might consider both how to atone for the church’s past...

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A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Rickel: Statute of Limitations on Clergy Sexual Misconduct Suspended by General Convention

Posted by on Tue, Jan 8, 2019 in Announcements

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Rickel To all the good people of the Diocese of Olympia, This past summer, at our General Convention in Austin, Texas, the Episcopal Church took some historic and much needed steps in addressing past abuses by clergy toward lay persons and toward other clergy in the church.   For far too long there has been too much silence, and often misdirection, when persons in our church were brave enough to bring such allegations forward. I am writing this letter in order to make you aware of the implementation of one specific resolution from General Convention, namely, D034,...

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My Saint Michael’s Story: Dan DeLucca

Posted by on Sun, Oct 28, 2018 in Giving

My name is Dan DeLucca and I’m originally from the Philadelphia area. I was raised Roman Catholic in a faith that was dutiful, clinical, and not very emotional. I was never able to make a connection with the faith of my youth. I never lost faith in God but I did lose faith in organized religion.

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My Saint Michael’s Story: Teri Quaranta

Posted by on Sun, Oct 14, 2018 in Giving

I grew up as a cradle Episcopalian. For as long as I can remember, which was when I was still in the nursery at Emmanuel Episcopal on Mercer Island, our family rarely missed a Sunday. My parents were well connected and both sang in the choir. I stopped going when Mike and I got married and moved to Portland, although I knew I intended to return once we had children because I felt it was an important part of their education.

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