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Columbia Cathedral defamation suit settled: Anglican Ink, December 14, 2012 December 14, 2012

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The Church Insurance Group has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a civil lawsuit brought against the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and Bishop Andrew Waldo of Upper South Carolina by the wife of the former dean of the Cathedral.

In a letter to members of the congregation dated 11 Dec 2012, senior warden Mark James said the cathedral’s insurance carrier had settled the lawsuit against the advice of the cathedral chapter and Bishop Waldo, who have maintained Ellen Linder’s lawsuit had no merit.

On 29 Sept 2011, Ellen Linder, wife of Dean Philip C. Linder, filed suit alleging she and her husband had been defamed and abused by Bishop Waldo and the cathedral following his 14 July 2010 suspension.

Read it all in Anglican Ink.

Waldo offers his support to TEC loyalists in South Carolina: Anglican Ink, December 3, 2012 December 3, 2012

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The Rt. Rev. Andrew Waldo

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Waldo

The Bishop of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina has offered his support to national church loyalists in the Diocese of South Carolina in their battle with Bishop Mark Lawrence.

In his 2 Dec 2012 Advent letter to the church, Bishop Andrew Waldo did not offer ecclesiastical oversight to the 5 to 12 South Carolina congregations that did not back the 17 Nov 2012 vote for secession, his offer of pastoral support lays the ground work for their absorption in to his diocese.

Bishop Waldo wrote this “Advent find South Carolina Episcopalians with an open wound, our armor pierced by our inability across diocesan boundaries to navigate the challenges of living and staying together in disagreement.”

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Upper South Carolina calls for cease fire in Charleston: Anglican Ink, November 12, 2012 November 13, 2012

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Bishop Mark Lawrence

The Standing Committee of Upper South Carolina has urged the Presiding Bishop to abort the national church’s legal campaign in South Carolina and wage peace with Bishop Mark Lawrence.

The 2 Nov 2012 letter urging a cease fire in the war between the national church and South Carolina may well be too late to avert a crisis.  A group claiming to be the true Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina has formed and through its “transition committee” has announced that they believe the members of the South Carolina standing committee have impeached themselves, and have taken up the legal name and seal of the diocese as their own.

Read it all in Anglican Ink.