Charles Bennison

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September 22, 2010

“We exhort Charles, our brother in Christ, in the strongest possible terms, to tender his immediate and unconditional resignation as the Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania.” September 21, 2010

The House of Bishop of The Episcopal Church, meeting in Phoenix, AZ, approved the following...

September 21, 2010

Saying he has "always been, innocent of the charges against me," Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Charles Bennison announced late Sept. 22 that he would not honor his colleagues' request that he resign his position.

Bennison, via a statement e-mailed to Episcopal News Service by...

September 16, 2010

The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania's Standing Committee has told House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson that "the diocese is reeling with emotions" and that what it calls Bishop Charles Bennison's "refusal to confront the truth" about disciplinary hearings concerning his past behavior "...

September 1, 2010

President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson has said that she wishes the Rt. Rev. Charles Bennison would have the "wisdom and generosity of spirit to resign" as bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania.

A review court verdict enabled Bennison to return to work although it agreed that...

August 22, 2010

Five witnesses who testified at the trial of Pennsylvania Bishop Charles Bennison have expressed "great sorrow" that a review court verdict has enabled him to return to work despite agreeing that he failed to respond appropriately when he had reason to believe that his brother, John Bennison,...

August 10, 2010

The rector of historic Christ Church in Philadelphia is urging Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Charles E. Bennison to "prayerfully consider making the sacrifice of not returning" to the diocese as bishop.

In a posting on the church's website, the Rev. Timothy Safford wrote that...

August 5, 2010

The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania's Standing Committee plans a "time of open conversation and an opportunity to share our thoughts and feelings" about the reinstatement of Bishop Charles E. Bennison as diocesan bishop.

Evening Prayer will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Episcopal...

March 11, 2009

The decision by an ecclesiastical trial court that found Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Charles Bennison guilty of two charges of conduct unbecoming a cleric and recommended that he be deposed from ordained ministry will now go before a higher appeals court of the church.

James Parabue,...

February 3, 2009

An ecclesiastical trial court has issued its final judgment and sentence that Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Charles Bennison should be deposed from the ordained ministry of the Episcopal Church for having engaged in conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy.

The Court for the...

November 12, 2008

Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Charles Bennison's defense counsel argued before an ecclesiastical court in downtown Philadelphia on Nov. 12 that its verdict and sentencing were flawed, and that its recommendation that the bishop be deposed was too severe.

In his arguments, James A....

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