Our bishops are now in session. Most likely we will receive a statement from them later this afternoon.
When you read this statement, make sure you read it again, and then maybe a third time. Try to set aside your own personal feelings so as to fully comprehend what the bishops are attempting to communicate.
It has been a difficult time for our bishops. The pressure is intense. The divisions are deep. Regardless of the end result of their efforts, we need to offer them our thanks. And, as they take counsel together on their last day, we need to offer them our continued support.
Let us pray.
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and
understanding, be present with those who take counsel
in the House of Bishops for the renewal and mission of your Church.
Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide
us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to
pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ