Bishop Jack Iker reports the latest news is that there is no new news out of the Texas Supreme Court
To the Clergy and People of the Diocese of Fort Worth:
Well, December has come and gone, and still no decision from the Second Court of Appeals. We had expected a ruling by the end of the year, based on our understanding that the justice writing the opinion was to retire on December 31. So evidently the case has been given to a different justice, and we have no idea when the opinion may be released. Shelby Sharpe estimates that the decision is “a few months away.” This is discouraging, but all we can do is wait and pray and try to remain patient and hopeful.
We still expect a favorable ruling, based upon the previous decision of the Texas Supreme Court. The delay does not indicate anything has gone wrong or that we should be worried about a different outcome.
Do pray daily for wisdom and clarity for the justice charged with writing this very important opinion.
Happy New Year to all of you!
The Rt. Rev. Jack Leo Iker
Bishop of Fort Worth