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2022 Bishop’s Address

The Diocese of Springfield 145th Annual Synod - 2022 Bishop’s Address There was a time that we walked everywhere. Whether the journey be short or long, we followed paths that were clearly laid out and most often than not, led us to our home. Walking was not a burden. It was an opportunity to be [...]

Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

Dear People of God; One of my earliest memories of being the Church came when I was sent climbing a dark staircase to the choir room of our South Florida Mediterranean style parish church left to us from 1923. Since I could read to an advanced level (phonetically) at the age of 6 ½ and [...]

Regarding the 80th General Convention

The Feast of St. James, Apostle Being July 25, 2022 From the 2022 Lambeth Conference Dear People of God: Being raised Anglican in a Prayer Book Catholic parish, I was taught how to understand the importance of resolutions and canons when it comes to articulating the mind of the Church. Although they inform the order [...]

In Prayer for the Tragedy in Texas

Dear People of God, As our Nation traverses the horrible tragedy of 19 children and two adult teachers being murdered within an elementary school classroom in Uvalde, Texas, I ask that you please join me in prayer for the families of those who died, the survivors, the first responders and those who must meet the [...]

On Coming Home

On the evening of Saturday, April 30th, Denise and I crossed over the Illinois State line into the Diocese of Springfield from Indiana on SR 36. The brilliant orange sun was setting far in the west as we approached a gentle as well as welcome rain shower. The fields to our left and to our [...]