Most of the attention of the Anglican Communion has been focused on the second person elected in Los Angeles. But the LA Times has a profile of Diane Bruce, who was also elected as a suffragan bishop by action of the same convention that elected Mary Glasspool.
Raised as a devout Roman Catholic, Bruce happened to visit an Episcopal parish in New Mexico, where the mother of a friend was officiating.
Bruce was moved by the joy inside the sanctuary and delighted by the sight of the female priest, something prohibited by the Catholic Church. She found unexpected similarities between the two approaches, including the Eucharist.
“There was something about being in an Episcopal church that felt like I had come home,” she said.