Here is Katharine Jefferts Schori's statement on her lawsuit against the people and clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Ft. Worth:
The Episcopal Church, with the *Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and the *Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, filed in court today for a declaratory judgment as the rightful owners of all diocesan property, real and personal, including funds and endowments. We feel sorrow that the former diocesan leaders took such actions that led us to this time. However, this is a necessary step in order for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, comprised of Episcopalians of the full theological spectrum, to continue its gospel work in Texas. In other court venues, the courts have ruled in favor of the Episcopal Church and we anticipate a favorable outcome in this case and to a continuation of The Episcopal Church's mission priorities.
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori,
Presiding Bishop, the Episcopal Church
*Entities created by the Presiding Bishop's office following the overwhelming vote by the Episcopal Diocese of Ft. Worth to leave The Episcopal Church. However, dioceses are canonically formed to petition General Convention for membership (they are not handpicked and formed by the Presiding Bishop herself, which is why the Communion Partners released this), but according to an 815 litigious "roach motel" strategy, dioceses may check in but they may never check out.
UPDATE: Get thee hence to Anglican Curmudgeon and read his most excellent commentary. Following the comments on our post here, we offer this inspiring music to read by and a shout-out to the Gang in the New York: