Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bishop, Staff won't talk to media about Reservation mission closures

From the Sioux Falls Argus Leader:

Robertson was not at work Wednesday and would not answer questions at his home Wednesday night.

"I'll be in my office (Thursday)," he said.

Diocesan Administrator Randy Barnhardt did not return a message left at the diocese Wednesday and was not home in the evening.

And do I dare mention that we had the news up on this blog 3 days before the major daily newspaper? Mainstream Media - Some of the news, and most of it late.


Anonymous said...

This really should not come as a shock to anyone who has paid attention to the leadership of this diocese as they have lead us into a decomposing pile of lost ministry for several years. I would not be surprised if the number of churches being closed increases. It is almost embarrassing to say I am an episcolpalian from South Dakota.

Anonymous said...

So five little churches out of 15 on the Pine Ridge are being shut. Clearly "All is NOT well" in the Diocese of SD. The current picture of a graveyard on the homepage of this blog is very apt. And the fact that the two women clergy serving those closing churches are ages 72 and 75 is another ominous sign. Who will replace them?

Who will carry on the work of proclaiming the gospel and rebuilding the Church on the Pine Ridge? "That they may have life."