If you follow my blog you will have got an inkling how the ‘heavies’ at Trinity Church in Wall St (the big brother in the two church parish with St Paul’s at Ground Zero) tried to shut down the the opening of St Paul’s to the Rescue Services immediately after 9/11; and got rid of the young minister who encouraged it. They ‘wanted our church back’ – meaning the sanitised, neat and tidy, regular Sunday by Sunday piety.
Well, can a leopard change its spots?
Episcopal clergy convicted after N.Y. “Occupy” demonstration
New York (ENInews)–A retired Episcopal bishop and a priest from the Episcopal Diocese of New York were among seven people convicted on 18 June on charges of trespassing on property owned by Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street, during a 17 December Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstration. George Packard, former Episcopal bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries, and the Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, were sentenced to four days of community service. They had faced up to 90 days in prison on the most serious charge, according to Packard’s lawyer, Gideon Oliver, Episcopal News Service reports. [576 words, ENI-12-0354]