Another Episcopal Bishop Joins the Catholic Church

by Steve Ray on November 28, 2007

Retired bishop announces plans to become Roman Catholic

By Mary Frances Schjonberg, November 26, 2007 — [Episcopal News Service] John B. Lipscomb, who recently retired as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, has announced his intention to leave the Episcopal Church to join the Roman Catholic Church.

In a November 20 letter, Lipscomb told the members of the diocese that he had written to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori asking to be released from his ordination vows and "the obligations and responsibilities of a member of the House of Bishops."

Lipscomb wrote that he and his wife, Marcie, have been through "a long season of prayer and reflection" during which they "believe this is the leading of the Holy Spirit and God's call for us for the next chapter of our lives."

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Wojtek/Warsaw November 29, 2007 at 6:25 PM

Welcome Home, bro:)

Fr. Hygi Aghaulo December 12, 2007 at 3:00 PM

Thanks for such information . Some erroneously think that everybody is leaving the Catholic Church. It is cool to learn that some church office holders are finding their way back to Rome.

Do please e.mail me such news as this in the future.

Fr. Hygi Aghaulo
Nigeria

Ken Sponburg June 1, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Welcome home Mr. Lipscomb, welcome home.

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