Saturday, July 31, 2010

Former St. Paul’s Priest Resigns from Cincinnati Parish

The Rev. Stockton WulsinThe Rev. Stockton (Stocky) Wulsin, who was on the staff of St. Paul’s a decade ago, has delivered his letter of resignation to St. Andrew’s, Evanston, in Cincinnati. Stocky is rector of St. Andrew’s, and his wife, the Rev. Barbara Wulsin, is also employed by the church.

The resignation was reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer:
In his letter [to the Vestry], which Wulsin said was not intended for the public, the priest cited two reasons for his decision. “The Anglican Communion has been in a state of crisis for several years over the choice of the American Episcopal Church to ordain bishops living in openly homosexual relationships and to pronounce liturgical blessings on people living in same sex relationships.”
Bishop of Southern Ohio Thomas Breidenthal announced last November that priests in the diocese could begin blessing same-sex unions in Easter 2010. (See story in The Columbus Dispatch.)

I don’t know what Stocky’s plans are, but, given his reasons for his resignation, I assume he is leaving the Episcopal Church. I also assume that, wherever he is going, Barbara is going also. You can read additional details in the Enquirer story.

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