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1 posted on 03/05/2012 12:19:47 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

So hand it over and walk away. They’ll be better off for doing it.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 12:22:21 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: marshmallow

So sad and it assumes that these parishes are subject to the Dennis Canon which they are not.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 12:31:33 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: marshmallow

It’s just my opinion, but I think any “Church” that evolves—and morphs into something which flips the Bible on its head—saying Evil is Good—should be stripped of the “Christian” name.

Any “Christian” church that glorifies the sins in the Bible—and actually claims sodomy as good, worships at the altar of Baal and they should have to Change the name of their god who is really Satan.

You don’t have “majority vote” on changing the Bible’s basic concepts of Good and Evil—especially when it defies Natural Law—so beautifully explained by St. Thomas Aquinas. Natural Moral Law and God’s Laws never differ and Natural Law predated the New Testament and is the basis of reason.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 12:31:53 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: marshmallow

Here is a good review of the case by Anglican Curmudgeon.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/2012/03/heads-we-win-tails-you-lose-that-sums.html


5 posted on 03/05/2012 12:37:26 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: marshmallow

This is always a tough thing to decide. On the one hand, the buildings and property probably belong to the denomination. On the other hand, it was the parishioners, and their predecessors, who paid for it.

The people who are using the church could continue to use it. The Episcopal Church has betrayed all its principles, and it’s doubtful, with the current, local congregation leaving, that they’ll be able to fill the church with new customers, or pay for its upkeep.

Maybe they can sell it to the Muslims at a fire sale price?

Also, what’s with this not being able to use the word Episcopal in their name? Doesn’t this idiot judge know that that just means “church”? So it’s the Church Church?


6 posted on 03/05/2012 12:45:14 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: marshmallow

This is a shame. Truro Parish is the parish of my ancestors, even though I am not an Episcopalian, I feel the parish has been defiled.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 12:49:26 PM PST by wfu_deacons
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To: marshmallow; Chode
Photobucket Rev. Mother Superior message to them is to leave it behind. After all, her husband, who is also our Lord and Savior said to drop everything and follow me. Rev. Mother says she will greet them with a smile and hold the door open for them when they come to Mass on Sunday too!
9 posted on 03/05/2012 1:29:36 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: marshmallow
A Virginia judge has ordered seven congregations that broke from the Episcopal Church to return all property to the local diocese -- from valuable land to sacred chalices -- by April 30.

Gut feeling (talk is cheap), they should walk, leave their stuff behind and be free of it.

Bellows also ordered the breakaway congregations not to use the name "Episcopal" or "Episcopalian" in their names.

"Episcopal" is an adjective, referring to a particular form of church government. ECUSA has a lock on an adjective now?

11 posted on 03/05/2012 2:38:00 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("Alex Jones allows people to channel their inner whackjob" --Cassandra and Sara's Daddy)
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To: marshmallow
More disarray in Henry VIII's church.
Not good to see in ANY church. The publicity never helps.
13 posted on 03/06/2012 5:33:41 AM PST by cloudmountain
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