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Re: Bp. Doss resigns (fwd)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 11:59:11 +0000
From: Alan French <acfrench@bellatlantic.net>
To: Louie Crew <lcrew@andromeda.rutgers.edu>
Cc: Bishops and Deputies Online <hod@andromeda.rutgers.edu>,
Subject: Re: Bp. Doss resigns


You win the award for being first out with news; however, it appears to be
premature. The Standing Committee was invited to meet yesterday with some
members of the Diocesan Council. An outline of a "proposed agreement" was
discussed, but neither Diocesan Body has been able to discuss the "proposed
agreement" with it in hand. Both the Standing Committee and the Council
will meet later today in Princeton and hopefully will have an agreement in

As President of the Standing Committee I have not yet received formal
notification that the "Proposed Agreement" is acceptable to Bishop Doss.

My hope for our Diocese and for Bishop Doss and his family is that we are
on the road to an agreement which will bring peace to all concerned.

Alan C. French

Louie Crew wrote:

> Bishop Doss resigned last night.  He will go on sabbatical on June 30th
> and take early retirement in a couple of years.
> Lutibelle/Louie
>       Louie Crew, English Dept., Rutgers, Newark, NJ 07102 973-485-4503
>            Chair, Rutgers University Senate.  Board of Governors.
>                         http://newark.rutgers.edu/~lcrew

>From network@ecunet.org Thu Mar  8 14:04:54 2001
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 99 9:34:27 EST
From: Ecunet mail gateway <network@ecunet.org>
To: lcrew@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Subject: Re: Bishop Doss resigns

In addition to the anguish all are feeling on both sides, I understand
that there is accusation going back and forth about who told me the
information, with persons on each side claiming that someone on the
other side leaked the material for a malicious purpose.

I have close friends on both sides who could have told me.  I will not
reveal who did, but I think it important to stress that I did not talk
to Alan French or Joe Parrish until after I had posted the
announcement.  Neither of them was my source; nor is my source someone
who was a major player for either side.  My source shared the
information with me in great grief, with no malice.  Nor did I have any
malice in sharing the news.  I presumed that others many have already
seen it, since it was already widely known by persons on both sides and
indeed,  did appear in at least one other cyber forum from someone who
had not seen my post.

I personally have not taken sides in this matter, and grieve to see the
pain of valued friends on both side.  When one part of the body hurts,
we all hurt.  I sincerely regret that my posting the news  has added to
the anguish for anyone.

I urge that we invest our anguish in prayer for Bishop Doss and his
family, for all in the Diocese of New Jersey that they may love one
another as Christ's own, and for the whole state of Christ's Church,
fully confident that God is always ready to perform the miracle, with
our cooperation, to birth us again with a new spirit.


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