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Heather Cook’s Replacement as Asst. Bishop is Leading Voice on Addiction Recovery

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Chilton Knudsen
Chilton Knudsen

With Heather Cook having resigned as assistant bishop, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland decided not to shy away from issues of addiction. In fact, they brought in a recovering alcoholic and addiction specialist as Cook’s replacement.

Heather Cook Defrocked as Episcopal Bishop

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Heather Cook
Heather Cook

Heather Cook resigned as a clergy member of the Episcopal church, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland announced Friday afternoon. Here is the full statement:

Top Episcopal Bishop Offers Ash Wednesday Apology for Handling of Heather Cook Case

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Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton (holycovenant.org)
Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton (holycovenant.org)

Episcopal Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton began Lent with an apology on behalf of Heather Cook. Sutton began a message posted on Ash Wednesday simply with the words, “I’m Sorry.”

Heather Cook Indicted in Hit-and-Run Crash

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Ghost Bike on Roland Ave. memorializes Tom Palermo.
Ghost Bike on Roland Ave. memorializes Tom Palermo.

A grand jury returned a 13-count indictment against Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook on Wednesday. The move essentially means the jury agreed to move forward with all of the charges that were filed last month by State Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the death of cyclist Tom Palermo.

‘Not Your Fault’: Top Episcopal Bishop Reflects on Heather Cook’s Hit-and-Run Crash

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Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton (holycovenant.org)
Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton (holycovenant.org)

“There are still too many questions for which there are no easy answers, and we are filled with anger, bitterness, pain and tears,” Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton wrote in a pastoral letter released Tuesday.

Sutton, the leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, used the letter to reflect on the alleged Dec. 27 hit-and-run crash that killed cyclist Thomas Palermo on Roland Ave. He addresses the circumstances surrounding Heather Cook, the diocese’s Bishop Suffragan, who is currently in jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene, as well as being drunk and texting while driving.

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