Many of the regular readers here probably already know that Bishop Karl Hugo Pruter died yesterday evening, November 18, 2007, at age 86. I blogged about his memoirs (The Blue Jellybean) back in March. He wrote extensively on Old and Independent Catholicism (e.g., The Old Catholic Sourcebook) and was one of the best known and most loved bishops in the independent movement. He was a former Congregationalist minister, and I think the intersections of free church/congregationalist thought and Old Catholicism in his work could stand more exploration than they have seen thus far – and might contain interesting hints for future ecclesial directions. A project for someone!
Memory eternal: Karl Pruter