Friday, March 2, 2012

Local Episcopal priest nominated to be bishop

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-

The Rev. Scott Quinn, an Episcopal priest in Crafton, is the fifth and final candidate for bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

He is the only local priest on a slate whose other members were announced in January. His name was added through a local petition. The election is April 21.

The diocese split over theological differences with the national church in 2008, when the majority of its parishes, clergy and its former bishop formed the conservative Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. The current Episcopal shepherd, Bishop Kenneth Price Jr., is an interim "provisional bishop."

Father Quinn, 57, became rector of the Church of the Nativity in Crafton in 1983. He is among the theological conservatives who chose to remain in the Episcopal Church when the diocese split. Afterward he was placed in charge of pastoral care for hurting clergy and congregations.

"My job was to pick up the pieces after the battle and lay the groundwork for the healing to begin," he wrote in a profile the diocese released Thursday.

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