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  • The Conservative Episcopalian Mess

    06/24/2016 11:05:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 19 replies
    Touchstone ^ | 06-19-2016 | S. M. Hutchens
    For more than thirty years now I have been an observer and sometime participant in what I will here call the conservative Episcopalian mess. The departure of more orthodox Episcopalians from an apostatizing mainstream headed by weak and clownish English archbishops and astoundingly aggressive heretics in North America, contained no real surprises, for this is the predictable fruit of religious liberalism hatched upon an ignorant, passive, and venal laity, that we have seen in other major Protestant churches, and from which modern Roman Catholicism, especially under a Nice Pope, is unlikely to be much of a refuge. What I have...
  • Anglican-Catholic dialogue hammering out the tough difficulties

    05/16/2016 5:14:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | May 16, 2016 | Michael Swan
    After nearly 50 years of discourse between the Catholic and Anglican communions, the official dialogue body wants to fine-tune how it studies the differences and similarities between two churches which both call themselves Catholic. ARCIC III hasnt proved itself yet, Sir David Moxon, Anglican co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, told The Catholic Register following an ecumenical evensong on Pentecost Sunday. This third stage of the dialogue has been meeting since 2011, but has yet to publish a major document. It is currently studying how the Church arrives at moral teaching. The official dialogue sponsored by the Vatican and...
  • John Kasich, Who Says He Won’t 'Win a Vote' With God, Brings Religion to Forefront

    02/15/2016 8:18:46 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 15 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 13, 2016 | Ben Gittleson
    "My parents were killed by a drunk driver, but my parents did not die in vain," he says in the advertisement, which was slated to start airing Friday in South Carolina. "I was transformed. I discovered my purpose by discovering the Lord. I believe the Lord put us on this earth to use the gifts that we've been given to bring about a healing. And that's the motivation for me." Kasich, who worships at an Anglican church and regularly attends a Bible study group, has always made his spirituality central to his pitch to voters, telling attendees of his over-100...
  • First Anglican Ordinariate Bishop Ordained: ‘It Means We’re Here to Stay’

    02/04/2016 2:11:38 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 4, 2016 | KATHLEEN NAAB
    HOUSTON — In a majestic Mass at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday evening, history was made for the Anglican ordinariates established by Pope Benedict XVI: Their first bishop was ordained. “In a nutshell, it means we’re here to stay,” summarized Msgr. Harry Entwistle, the ordinary of Australia’s ordinariate, which is under the patroness of Our Lady of the Southern Cross. The new bishop, Stephen Joseph Lopes, 40, a native of California, was in fact instrumental in the creation of the ordinariate that he now leads — the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The...
  • BREAKING: Episcopal Church suspended from Anglican Communion

    01/14/2016 12:50:28 PM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | January 14, 2016 | Kimberly Winston
    The Anglican Communion voted to censure its American branch, the Episcopal Church, during a meeting in Canterbury, England, called to reflect on the future of the communion. The vote Thursday (Jan. 14) to suspend the Episcopal Church from voting and decision-making for a period of three years was leaked a day ahead of a press conference that had been scheduled for Friday.
  • Church of England attendance plunges to record low

    01/14/2016 6:50:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 12, 2016 | John Bingham
    Attendance at Church of England services has plunged to its lowest level ever as the Archbishop of Canterbury warned it was battling to maintain its place in an increasingly “anti-Christian” culture. Official figures – based on an annual pew count – show that only 1.4 per cent of the population of England now attend Anglican services on a typical Sunday morning.
  • 'Repent' Call to [Anglican] Church Over Gay Christian Treatment

    01/10/2016 6:03:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/10/16
    More than 100 senior Anglicans have urged the Church of England to repent for "discriminating" against lesbian and gay Christians.The demand is made in a letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York ahead of a meeting of 39 primates from the global Anglican Communion. They say the Church must acknowledge members around the world have been treated as "second-class citizens". The Church of England says the letter will be discussed at their meeting. The Bishop of Buckingham and several cathedral deans are among the 105 signatories. 'Interpreting scriptures'The letter asks the two archbishops "to take an unequivocal message" to...
  • Britain no longer a Christian country, and it’s time to rid public life of Anglicanism, panel says

    12/07/2015 9:52:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The National Post ^ | December 7, 2015 | John Bingham and Steven Swinford, The Telegraph
    LONDON — Britain is no longer a Christian country and should stop acting as if it is, a top-level inquiry into the place of religion in society has concluded, provoking a backlash from politicians and the Church of England. A two-year commission, chaired by the former senior judge Baroness Butler-Sloss and involving leading religious leaders of all faiths, calls for public life to be systematically de-Christianized. It says the decline of church-going and the rise of Islam and other beliefs mean a “new settlement” is needed for religion in the U.K., giving more official influence to non-religious voices and those...
  • Christian 'naturism' advocate appointed (Anglican) Bishop of Sherborne

    11/27/2015 2:05:49 PM PST · by Loyalist · 10 replies
    Anglican Ink ^ | November 27, 2015 | George Conger
    The Church of England has appointed as Bishop of Sherborne a leading advocate of Christian nudism. On 26 Nov 2015 the Prime Minister’s Office announced the The Queen had approved the nomination of the Ven Karen Gorham, the Archdeacon of Buckingham, to the Suffragan See of Sherborne in the diocese of Salisbury in succession to the Rt Rev. Graham Kings. Archdeacon Gorham was educated at the University of Bristol and trained for the ministry at Trinity College, Bristol. She served her title at Northallerton with Kirby Sigston in the diocese of York from 1995 to 1999 and went on to...
  • STOP REFERRING TO GOD AS HE! INSISTS FIRST FEMALE BISHOP IN LORDS

    10/26/2015 9:31:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 26, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The first woman to take a Bishops seat in the House of Lords has said that God should not be referred to as either He or She, insisting that God is gender-neutral. The Bishop of Gloucester, who today took her place in the upper chamber for the first time, said that she always referred to God as simply God.
  • Mystery reliquary found under Americas first Protestant church

    07/30/2015 2:08:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 30, 2015 | Madeleine Teahan
    Historians speculate that early settler leader could have been a Catholic spy Historians have discovered four bodies and a mystery Catholic reliquary under the first English Protestant church in America.In an extraordinary turn of events, graves have been discovered under what used to be the floor of America’s first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia – the church where Pocahontas married the English colonist John Rolfe.The graves include the bodies of Captain William West, who was killed by Indians, Rev Robert Hunt, Jamestown’s first Anglican minister and Sir Ferdinando Wainman, the first English knight buried in America. The grave of...
  • Former Archdiocesan Cathedral Musical Director: Why Im Leaving the Greek Orthodox Church

    06/25/2015 9:07:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    The Pappas Post ^ | 06-24-2015 | Gus Chrysson
    Church has always been an important part of my life, and it will continue to be the central expression of my faith in God, and the core of my spiritual life. Attending Liturgy was always the pinnacle of my week, and I have virtually every word of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom committed to memory as a result of years as a church musician. My experience of church is beginning to take a different shape, however, after several years of difficult and painful discernment. I am now leaving the Greek Orthodox Church, and continuing to live out my Christianity...
  • If You Give a Gal a Bishopric

    06/16/2015 11:58:25 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 130 replies
    R.C. Sproul Jr. ^ | 6-15-15 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    The attempt to change God the Father to God the Mother is full bore idolatrya syncretism of the spirit of the age. I remember some of the most emotionally powerful moments of worship that I have experienced occurred in a context where there was the least amount of belief. There was a time in my life when I regularly went to worship at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, a beautiful church building that had this glorious liturgy. And it would be my habit to go there on Sunday morning and to sit in the pew and listen to the music...
  • Anglican Leaders Push for Female Language in Descriptions of God

    06/04/2015 7:23:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/04/2015 | Chris Queen
    As the Church of England prepares to install its first female bishop this year, church leaders are growing bolder and louder in their call for the use of feminine language to describe God. Some of them are even going so far as to refer to Jesus, a historical figure — and a man — as “Jesa Christa.” Many priests and bishops already substitute “she” for “he” in parish services around the country. At a recent Westminster Faith Debate on women bishops, a woman rabbi sang ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’ with female instead of male pronouns.Bishop of Buckingham Alan Wilson...
  • Calls to refer to God as a woman as female bishops take up posts (CofE)

    06/01/2015 7:11:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 31, 2015 | John Bingham
    Support is growing within the Church of England to rewrite its official liturgy to refer to God as female following the selection of the first women bishops. Growing numbers of priests already insert words such as she and mother informally into traditional service texts as part of a move to make the language of worship more inclusive, it has been claimed. But calls for a full overhaul of liturgy to recognise the equal status of women have already been discussed informally at a senior level.
  • Temporary Inattention or Willful Blindness: Why Did Michael Coren Leave the Church?

    05/20/2015 5:06:00 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    NC Register ^ | 05/19/2015 | JIMMY AKIN
    Canadian broadcaster and commentator Michael Coren has left the Catholic Church again...Currently, he is affiliating with the Anglican church, where he says he feels very comfortable. Why did Coren leave the Catholic Church? In an interview with Canadas National Post, he says that it was because of the Churchs teaching on homosexuality... [long snip] He says that although the Churchs teaching on homosexuality was the main reason he left, theres more than that some teachings on contraception and on life. There seemed to be an obsession with issues that Jesus never mentioned. Dude, really? The Gospels are limited documents...
  • Westminster Abbey acknowledges Mohammed in succession of prophets

    04/30/2015 6:48:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 38 replies
    Archbishop Cranmer (blog) ^ | 04-28-2015 | Archbishop Cranmer (blog)
    Peace be upon all auspicious prophets of God, from Adam, Noah and Abraham to Moses, Jesus and Mohammed Mustafa..
  • Pace Quickens as Pansexuality Pushes to Fast Track Realignment

    04/13/2015 5:00:10 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 27 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | April 11, 2015 | David W. Virtue
    It is becoming increasingly clear that realignment in the Anglican Communion is reaching new levels of intensity and speed as concern for the inroads of pansexual behavior by western pan Anglicanism provinces increases with greater stridency. Consider the following. In Melbourne, recently, the chairman of GAFCON, the Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala of Kenya, launched a new chapter of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and ripped the "cultural captivity" of North American Anglican Churches. He went on to say that a crisis is developing in the Church of England, which you can be sure Archbishop Justin Welby does not want to...
  • Church of England to have first bishop couple

    03/27/2015 2:48:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 25, 2015
    London (AFP) - The Church of England will have its first husband and wife bishops after nominating Alison White to be the next bishop of Hull on Wednesday. White will become the Church's of England's second female bishop at a ceremony on July 3 in York, the diocese which includes Hull. "This is an adventure I had never imagined setting out on," White said in a statement. "You may have noticed that I am married to a bishop. This may seem excessive! You would think that one in a family is more than enough. "Believe me, this has crossed...
  • Climate Denial is Immoral, Says Head of US Episcopal Church

    03/24/2015 4:13:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 24, 2015 22:29 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a blind and immoral position which rejects Gods gift of knowledge. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.
  • Man found guilty in death of priest

    03/23/2015 9:35:16 AM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 14 replies
    WRAL ^ | na
    A local man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of a Durham priest. The killer admitted he had met the priest on a gay sex website and attempted to blackmail him after having sex in the woods. The priest had told the murderer he was married.
  • Former St. Petersburg Episcopal priest says 'Thank God for marijuana' (w/video)

    03/08/2015 11:49:49 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 3 replies
    Tampa Bay TImes ^ | March 4, 2015 | Waveney Ann Moore
    ST. PETERSBURG The bishop was not amused. Not with the video of one of his priests complete with clerical collar advocating gratitude for marijuana. "Now, thanking God for weed might feel a little awkward at first," says the Rev. Chris Schuller a former rector at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in the Snell Isle neighborhood in the short video that's punctuated with the reggae rhythms of Bob Marley. "Thanking God is going to feel so much better than throwing stones at people who are already stoned," he says. But Bishop Dabney Smith, head of the Episcopal...
  • Anglican Decline and Its Biblical Remedy

    03/03/2015 4:01:41 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 3, 2015 | TYLER BLANSKI
    For years, I thought I was called to be an Anglican priest. My wife and I wanted to plant an Anglican church in Minneapolis. To that end, I attended a beautiful Anglican seminary couched in the forests of Wisconsin. There, surrounded by men and women much holier than myself, I was challenged to grow up in Christ. During the course of my studies and discernment, I came to believe that Christ intended his Church to be apostolic—and also that Rome had greatly exaggerated Peter’s role in the apostolic college. I had many opinions about the papacy, most of them...
  • How a supporter of womens ordination left the Anglican Church to become a Catholic

    02/20/2015 11:52:09 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 19, 2015
    Women priests (PA) The author of Bread Not Stones had a dramatic and unconventional journey to RomeIt is always interesting to read the various ways that converts stumble onto the path to Rome. Surely one of the strangest accounts in modern times is that of Dr Una Kroll, whose autobiography, Bread Not Stones, has recently been published by Christian Alternative. Dr Kroll received quite a lot of publicity in the past as an active and vocal Christian feminist. Indeed, she was ordained into the Anglican priesthood as one of the first women priest of the Church of Wales. The...
  • Traditionalist Anglican Priest Interrupts Ordination of First Woman Bishop

    01/27/2015 4:08:23 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Aleteia ^ | January 27, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Rev. Libby Lane In a way, it was sort of like when the cleric officiating at a wedding asks, If any of you has reasons why these two should not be married, speak now or forever hold your peace. Usually, no one objects, except in movies. The ceremony that took place in Englands Yorkminster Monday will be memorable for the historic nature of it, to be sure, but also because one man did not hold his peace. The Anglican Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, gave the congregation one last chance to sign off on the consecration ofRev. Libby...
  • Anglican Bishops March Proclaiming "Every Life is a Gift"

    01/26/2015 10:01:33 PM PST · by Tyndales Child · 4 replies
    Virtueonline ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jeff Walton
    By Jeff Waltonhttp://juicyecumenism.com/ January 23, 2015A delegation of one dozen bishops from the Anglican Church in North America joined in the annual March for Life on Thursday, January 22 in Washington, D.C.Led by Archbishop Foley Beach, the Anglican group was organized for the third year by Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic Bishop John Guernsey and Georgette Forney of Anglicans for Life.The March for Life is the largest annual protest in the United States, regularly drawing tens of thousands of people to mark the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that struck down state restrictions on abortions in 1973....
  • Rethinking "Biblical Equality"

    01/17/2015 4:36:34 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 13 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | January 3, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    When people speak of "Biblical equality" I am immediately suspicious of their interpretation of Scripture. Usually, on closer examination, I discover they are proponents of the complementarian doctrine, which imposes dualism on the Scriptures. The complementarian doctrine holds that men and women have different but complementary roles and responsibilities in marriage, family life, and religious leadership. It is a soft form of the egalitarian doctrine held by feminists. In both views women are granted the role of priest. Neither of these views aligns with Biblical doctrine on gender distinctions. Not a single priest named in Scripture was a woman. Since...
  • DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 5: A CATHOLIC CREATORS COMPLEX WORLD

    01/11/2015 2:33:55 PM PST · by NYer · 46 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 10, 2015 | KATE O'HARE
    I’ve been plowing through season five of “Downton Abbey,” the saga of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in early 20th-century Britain, which premieres on Sunday, Jan. 4, on PBS’ “Masterpiece Classic,” and a few thoughts have come to mind. They’re not particularly organized, but here goes (warning, if you want to remain utterly spoiler-free, you may want to stop now. I don’t tell, but I do hint).Creator and writer Julian Fellowes is a Catholic, and while not born to British aristocracy, he married into it (meeting his wife while having an affair with someone else’s), and has become...
  • Church of England names first female bishop as government unveils plans to fast-track them into

    12/17/2014 8:44:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2014 | Claire Carter
    The Church of England has named its first female bishop, just four weeks after elevating women to the role was approved. Rev Libby Lane, who has spent much of her career working in the North East has been announced the new Bishop of Stockport, an assistant in the Chester Diocese. The historic move comes a month after the General Synod in York approved legislation to elevate women to the position and 20 years after the first women were ordained as priests.
  • Catholic "Women Priests": Can There Be a Discussion? (No - here's why)

    12/12/2014 1:05:14 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | December 10, 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Those Catholics who are seeking and hoping to "ordain" women are working within a hermeneutic of revolution. Rose Marie Dunn Hudson and Elsie Hainz McGrath kneel before Patricia Fresen, center, during a ceremony in November 2007 "ordaining" them into a group called the Roman Catholic Womenpriests at a St. Louis synagogue called Central Reform Congregation. (CNS photo/Karen Elshout) Eleven years ago Christine Mayr Lumetzberger was excommunicated because she attempted to be ordained as a Catholic priest. A mischievous and misleading article by British journalist Peter Stanford entitled “Meet the Female Priest Defying Catholicism for her Faith" recounts her story.  Ms....
  • Welby Hails New Beginning for Church as Women Bishops Becomes Law

    11/17/2014 6:26:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/17/14 | John Bingham
    Archbishop of Canterbury hails a completely new phase of its existence after enabing women to become bishops The Church of England has entered what the Archbishop of Canterbury hailed as a completely new phase of its existence as legislation enabling women to become bishops came into force. Forty years of debate and campaigning over the role of women in leadership in the Established Church was brought to an end in just 10 minutes as the Churchs General Synod symbolically showed its approval for the change through a simple show of hands and a few signatures on a piece of paper....
  • Vicar of Baghdad unarmed on the front lines, standing up to ISIS

    10/04/2014 10:43:52 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 3, 2015 | John Zmirak
    Canon Andrew White, pastor of Baghdad's St. George (Anglican) Church, the "Vicar of Baghdad." (Courtesy) Last week I got to visit the chic headquarters of Estee Lauder, and savor its privileged view of New Yorks Central Park, where ornate pre-war towers flank the green, rolling hillets of Americas Versailles gardens. But perfume and real estate were starkly beside the point. I was there to meet an eyewitness to ongoing genocide, and his report from the front reminded me once again why pacifism is deadly, and why the Nazis loved gun control. Some background first. I just published a book...
  • Archbishop's Call to Action: Christian Persecution in Syria and Iraq

    08/03/2014 4:34:24 AM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    Anglican Church in North America ^ | 3 August AD 2015 | Rt Rev. Foley Beach
    Greetings in the Name our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! May God grant you the abundance of His Grace as you follow Him day by day! If you have been paying attention to what is happening in the Middle East in recent months, you will note that those who are Christians are being brutally murdered, women and girls raped and forced into marriage, experiencing all kinds of torture, and hundreds of thousands have been forced out of their homes and countries. We are seeing communities who date to the 1st Century with their Christian presence being totally annihilated and killed....
  • Anglican Ordination of Women Bishops Ends Reunion Prospects

    08/01/2014 2:11:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 1, 2014 | DR. WILLIAM ODDIE
    It was, of course inevitable, having ordained women to its priesthood that the Church of England, mother Church of the Anglican Communion, would in the end ordain women to its episcopate (I place the key-words in inverted commas, not to be insulting but to indicate simply that most Anglicans use the words to describe something very different indeed from our notions of priesthood and episcopacy).The General Synod has now decided on women bishops. All the obstacles are down. The mystery was why it took them so long: in the Catholic understanding, if a person is a priest, he is,...
  • The Anglican question

    07/28/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 7 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/28/14 | Dr. H. P. Bianchi
    In a widely praised move, the Church of England recently voted to allow for female bishops. It would seem to follow that the churchs shift toward popular opinion would result in an influx of new members. If one, however, looks at the American branch of the Anglican community, the Episcopalian Church, the predicated impact of the vote is quite the opposite. The Episcopalian Church is far more progressive than its sister church in England. The American church consecrated Barbara Harris as its first female bishop in 1989, and in 2006, Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected as the head of the...
  • How Can You Heal Your Family Tree?

    07/19/2014 3:25:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | July 19, 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Healing the Family Tree is a groundbreaking book by the British psychiatrist Kenneth McCall. I met Dr McCall when I lived in England, and used his book in my own developing healing ministry as an Anglican priest. Dr McCall was brought up in China as the son of Christian missionaries. While there he experienced exorcisms and the influence of generational curses on families. As he matured he studied to practice medicine and specialized in psychiatry. He discovered that some incurable psychiatric patients had, as part of their problem, unresolved deaths within their family circle. He experimented with a new therapy...
  • Church of England votes for women bishops; move seen as ecumenical snag

    07/15/2014 4:13:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cns ^ | July 15, 2014 | CINDY WOODEN
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The General Synod of the Church of England voted July 14 to authorize the ordination of women as bishops and approved motions pledging to respect and work with people who believe that, theologically, the vote was a mistake. Before the vote, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, told the synod that "to pass this legislation is to commit ourselves to an adventure in faith and hope. Like all adventures, it carries dangers ... uncertainties and for success will require integrity and courage." Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, England, greets Pope...
  • [C of E] Archbishop Welby Prepared to Bulldoze Synod

    07/10/2014 6:46:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Standing on My Head ^ | 7/10/2014 | Fr Dwight Longenecker
    This article from Londons Guardian reports that, should the Church of England General Synod again reject the ordination of women as bishops that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has plans to bulldoze the measure throughtrampling on the whole synodical process in the Church of England.For those who dont know how it works, the Church of England decides everything through a democratic synodical system. The General Synod is made up of three houses: laity, clergy and bishops. For a major decision like womens ordination they need a three quarter majority in all three houses. When the vote for women bishops happened...
  • Australian Anglicans abandon their seal of confession. Trouble to follow.

    07/05/2014 9:04:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 5, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The pressure will now rise, since Anglicans have betrayed Christian tradition and history (again).Never mind that the Church of England has cobbled up a rite of baptism that omits any reference to the Devil (HERE), now we have this from CNW: Anglicans in Australia abandon seal of confession for serious crimesAnglican leaders in Australia have unanimously approved a proposal to abandon the confessional seal, authorizing priests to disclose information about serious crimes such as sexual abuse.The General Synod in Australia, meeting on July 2, passed an amendment to the Anglican canon on confessional secrecy. The change must now be approved...
  • Anglicans Set to Remove Satan from Baptismal Rite

    06/30/2014 9:01:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 30, 2014 | ANNE HENDERSHOTT
    Declaring that the devil has departed from the Church of Englands baptism service, the Guardian reported on June 20 that a simplified baptism which omits mention of the devil is now favored by the clergy who have test-marketed it throughout the United Kingdom. Claiming that the traditional rejection of the devil and all rebellion against God put off people who are offended to be addressed as sinners, clergy claimed that they found it much easier to ask parents and godparents to make vows that do not mention Satan.Responding to a population which sees no pressing reason to spend Sunday...
  • LATROBE, PA: Anglican Patriarch J.I. Packer Still Going Strong at 87

    06/29/2014 2:31:49 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 6-28-14 | David W. Virtue
    LATROBE, PA: Anglican Patriarch J.I. Packer Still Going Strong at 87 An exclusive interview with the Rev. Dr. J.I. Packer. By David W. Virtue www.virtueonline.org June 28, 2014 The Rev. Dr. James I. Packer is the Anglican Communions most widely known, most respected evangelical Anglican author, theologian, churchman and scholar. He was a speaker at the recent Anglican Church of North Americas 2nd Annual Assembly meeting at St. Vincent Archabbey and College in Latrobe, PA, on the occasion of the induction of a new archbishop of the ACNA and a farewell to the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, the ACNAs first...
  • Church of England dioceses approve female bishops

    05/23/2014 12:27:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2014 12:38 PM EDT
    The Church of England says all its dioceses have voted to let women serve as bishops, leaving just one major hurdle to changing centuries of church practice. The issue has long divided the Anglican Communion, a Christian denomination with more than 80 million adherents worldwide.
  • Church of Ireland bishop backs same-sex marriage

    05/19/2014 2:16:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 18 May 2014
    A Church of Ireland bishop has supported the introduction of civil marriage for same-sex couples for the first time. The Bishop of Cork, Dr. Paul Colton, said he hoped the church would one day recognize same-sex marriages in religious ceremonies.
  • (Anglican) Archbishop: We have evolved from Bibles teaching on divorce, why not gay marriage?

    04/25/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 25, 2014 | HILARY WHITE
    Abp. Barry Morgan of Wales LLANDUDNO, Wales, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Anglican Church’s “views have evolved and changed” on the nature of marriage “a subject which Jesus pronounced very clearly,” the head of the Anglican Church in Wales said this week; therefore, it can also change its teaching on homosexuality. In an address to the governing body of the Church in Wales, Dr. Barry Morgan, the Anglican Archbishop of Wales warned of the danger of the Anglican Churches being “seen as homophobic.” Morgan said that the Church’s views “evolve and change” as it responds to the changes in the secular world....
  • Virginia church may look Anglican, but it's fully Baptist

    03/27/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 3 replies
    ABP News ^ | 3/26/2014 | Jeff Brumley
    Sunday mornings at All Souls Charlottesville are fairly common for an Anglican congregation. The Book of Common Prayer and the Revised Common Lectionary are standard, creeds are spoken together, the Eucharist is the central focus of the liturgy and the minister blesses the congregation before it scatters back into the world. But the Charlottesville, Va., congregation isnt an Episcopal church. Its Baptist in fact its a plant of the Baptist General Association of Virginia and is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2014. This isnt a Baptist church in the Charleston tradition, a structured expression of worship often distinguished from...
  • Meet the Gay Priest Getting Married (CoE)

    03/25/2014 6:00:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 24, 2014 | Nico Hines
    A prolific thief broke into the vestry of a North London church; grabbed the weekly collection, an iPhone and some silver, and began his getaway. He pushed past a female curate and raced towards the exit, but Father Andrew Cain got to the doorway first. Tall and broad-chested, he bellowed: Get on your knees! The ecclesiastical citizens arrest was widely celebrated in Britain at the time. Two years later, Cain is about to make headlines again, but this time his career is hanging in the balance. Defying the churchs orders, he will become the first Church of England clergyman to...
  • IRELAND: Anglican Canon Taken to Task over Doctrine of Original Sin

    03/18/2014 6:25:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 3-17-14 | David W. Virtue DD
    IRELAND: Anglican Canon Taken to Task over Doctrine of Original Sin "Clergy have an obligation to hold and teach those things they've taken an oath to do" A leading Anglican cleric in the Church of Ireland who questioned the Doctrine of Original Sin has gotten a push back by fellow Irish clergymen who say he has an obligation to uphold the church's teaching on the subject and cannot plead "further enlightenment" when the church's Constitution and 39 Articles forbid it. In his column Rehabilitating Eve in the March 7 issue of the Church of Ireland Gazette, the Rev. Stephen Neill...
  • Prayer Request: Fr. Ray Ryland (Steubenville OH) Near Death

    03/18/2014 9:17:08 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    Private e-mail | March 18, 2014 | Myself
    Yesterday while on his way to the Perpetual Adoration chapel at his parish church in Steubenville, Fr Ray fell on the steps and suffered very serious injuries. Barring a miracle, he is not expected to recover. He is unconscious and receiving palliative care at the hospital in Steubenville. Father Ray was the second married convert clergyman ordained priest under the Pastoral Provision. Those, especially, who attend Anglican Use parishes will want to join their prayers to those of Fr Ray's friends and family. Father is a native of Crescent, Oklahoma, and was chaplain at Cassidy School in OKC at the...
  • Anglican Church in Nigeria Subjects Members to Oath Denouncing Homosexuality

    03/02/2014 1:35:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has introduced a clause in its constitution subjecting members, who intend to hold positions in church, to take an oath of allegiance to God denouncing homosexuality. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the public denunciation took place in Abuja on Sunday at St. Matthews, Maitama, during the swearing-in of new members of the Parish Church Council (PCC). The Vicar of the church, Ven. Ben Idume, who administered the oath to members of the PCC, said the church recognised that those with such sexual orientation needed help and counselling. But they would not...
  • Nautilus Design On St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral In Boston Sparks Controversy

    02/10/2014 8:24:34 PM PST · by Epistolizer · 23 replies
    The pediment of The Cathedral Church Of St. Paul in Boston has stood empty for 190 years, as the builders of the impressive Greek Revival structure ran out of money during the initial construction phase. It was finally completed in May of 2013, but since then it's come under fire for its unusual design, which features a backlit nautilus sculpture.