Episcopalians: The P.B. Steps Down

"In the New Testament sense of the word," wrote the Rt. Rev. Arthur Lichtenberger in a letter to his fellow bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S., "I have had and I am having a good time in my work as Presiding Bishop. I do wish I could continue.

But since I should not and cannot, I believe I am ready by God's grace to accept this necessity." Thus Lichtenberger announced his intention of resigning in October as chief spokesman for the nation's 3,500,000 Episcopalians.

The Presiding Bishop's decision was not...