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RE: Woman physicians and others (fwd)




The Presiding Bishop does not have the authority to limit the
constitutional power of bishops in the Episcopal Church, nor does
Executive Council.  That would require a constitutional change and
would have to be passed at two General Conventions.

The primates of the Anglican Communion exercise no jurisdiction in the
Episcopal Church, nor is the AAC the final arbiter of what
"alternative episcopal oversight" means.

"Supplemental episcopal care" is a venerable, traditional way within
TEC's polity to provide "alternate episcopal oversight."
"Supplemental episcopal care" does not inhibit the visiting bishop in
the exercise of care:  many have been providing such care to dissident
congregations for years, usually without any interference of the host
bishop.

If the visiting bishop attempts to seize the authority of the
ordinary, that's another matter altogether.

L.




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