The top legislative body of the Episcopal Church is reviewing its policies on alcohol and addiction as part of the churchwide soul-searching over a Maryland assistant bishop charged with drunken driving while texting and killing a bicyclist.
A measure in Maryland would allow punitive civil penalties against some drunk drivers.
More than a week after the death of a cyclist in Baltimore, no charges have been filed against the driver. The Episcopal church has identified her as a high-ranking bishop, who initially left the scene.
The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader for the prominent, 106-year-old church to announce Wednesday that it would begin hosting such nuptials.
The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland says it’s suspending worship services at the state’s oldest Episcopal parish.
Three Episcopal priests in Baltimore are being ordained in the Roman Catholic Church to better align with their beliefs.