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  • Archbishop of Canterbury to resign, reports

    09/11/2011 4:23:49 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    news.com.au ^ | September 11th 2011
    THE Archbishop of Canterbury will resign next year, almost a decade before he is due to step down, British media report. Dr Rowan Williams, 61, has been the head of the Church of England for about 10 years and although he is eligible to remain in the position until the age of 70, he is considering quitting, according to sources. Friends of the archbishop say that having overseen a period of turbulence in the church, he is considering a life of academia, British newspaper The Sunday Telegraph reports.
  • The intolerance of the tolerance preachers

    09/09/2011 8:59:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 9-9-11 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    The Washington National Cathedral, in its commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, has deliberately and carefully excluded evangelicals from their multi-religious commemoration. The service includes Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims, but not evangelical Christians. Mind you, I am opposed to interfaith services in any shape or form and that is why, in a previous blog, I stated that I was relieved that the mayor of New York spared us the agony of watching the One, True God of the Bible “worshipped” alongside false gods. National Cathedral (Washington, DC)The National Cathedral is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. Having...
  • Anglican Diocese on Support for GLBT Members

    09/08/2011 2:41:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Scoop.co.nz ^ | 6 Sep 2011 | Press Bureau
    St Matthew-in-the-City Congratulates Anglican Diocese on Support for GLBT Members Saturday, September 3 was a huge day in the ongoing struggle to end discrimination against GLBT members of the Anglican Church. The Revd Glynn Cardy rejoiced that, “Never before has an Auckland Synod so clearly, overwhelmingly, and emphatically endorsed the being, relationships and ministry of its gay and lesbian memberships!” For the first time an Auckland Diocesan bishop publicly said he would be willing to discern and ordain GLBT candidates for ordained ministry, including if they were in committed same-sex relationships. The Revd Cardy observed, “We thank him for his...
  • Church in Wales inquiry after rector burns Bible pages (thought parts of KJV were hateful)

    07/22/2011 3:32:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/22/11
    The Church in Wales says it is investigating after a Gwynedd rector burnt some pages from the Bible. The Reverend Geraint ap Iorwerth of St Peter ad Vincula Church, Pennal, also cut up pages from the King James Bible to create an artwork. Unveiling it at a church event, he said it revealed a "cruel and vile God". The Bishop of Bangor said: "Destroying parts of the Bible we don't like is disrespectful and will offend many people." Mr ap Iorwerth told BBC Wales he had burnt scraps of cut up the passages at the public event because he had...
  • Bath man's anger over 'gay cure' letter in newspaper

    07/21/2011 3:22:14 AM PDT · by Cronos · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 July 2011 | BBC
    A gay Bath resident has said a letter claiming that homosexuality can be "cured" is "absolutely disgraceful".Baz Harding said he was "shocked and dismayed" after the letter, titled 'It is still a sinful act', appeared in the Bath Chronicle earlier in July. It was written by Julie Trollope in response to a letter by gay church leaders claiming the Church of England was failing to embrace diversity. The newspaper said she had a right to have her views aired. Ms Trollope, who signs off the letter with Bath Christian, said she wrote it in response to an open letter to...
  • Could the Church of England Be Dead in 20 Years?

    07/17/2011 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2011 | Michael Youssef
    The headline on the July 14, 2011, edition of the British paper, The Telegraph, heralded some very bad news for British Anglicans. It declared, “Aging Church of England 'will be dead in 20 years.'” They buttressed their argument in two ways: 1. The average age of a Church of England attendee is 61 (you do the math).2. In the last 40 years, church attendance has been cut in half.You would think that the Archbishop of Canterbury would wake up and smell the coffee. Instead, a few weeks earlier, he finally came clean. Well, he was forced to come clean. For...
  • Graveyard vandal pleads guilty {Anglican in Australia}

    07/14/2011 6:13:06 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    ABC.net ^ | 14 Jul 2011 | Gordon Taylor
    A 24-year-old Canberra man has pleaded guilty to vandalising historic gravestones at Canberra's oldest church.James Dudley March pleaded guilty to damaging 14 headstones in the graveyard beside the Anglican Church of St John the Baptist in Reid in May.Many of the headstones vandalised are more than 100 years old and of significant historic value. St John's was consecrated in 1845, 70 years before Canberra was named the national capital. The ACT Government has already pledged $20,000 to restore the headstones. Today in the ACT Magistrates Court, the prosecution indicated it will be seeking $30,200 from March in compensation for...
  • Anglican Church ‘may cease to exist in 20 years’

    07/14/2011 6:09:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 44 replies
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 13 July 2011 | Yorkshire Post
    The Church of England will no longer be “functionally extant” in 20 years time according to some projections, a member of the General Synod has warned. The Rev Dr Patrick Richmond, from Norwich, told members of the Church’s national assembly that they were facing a “perfect storm” of ageing congregations and falling clergy numbers. The average age of congregations was 61, with many above that, he said. “These congregations will be led by fewer and fewer stipendiary clergy ... 2020 apparently is when our congregations start falling through the floor because of just natural wastage, that is people dying. “Another...
  • Christians should learn how to be a 'minority' from Muslims, {Anglican}bishop says

    07/12/2011 6:38:57 AM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 July 2011 | Tim Ross
    The Rt Rev Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford, said some parishes in his diocese were 95% Muslim but that this should not be seen as “a problem”.“This is a fantastic opportunity,” he told the General Synod, the Church of England’s national assembly, in York. “It is a challenge, yes, but it’s an opportunity to rethink what it means to be a Christian community. We often ask Muslims to learn what it is to be a Muslim as a minority culture....They voted overwhelmingly in favour of a plan to tackle the Church’s “pale, male and stale” image by using methods...
  • National Conference of Anglican Use Society Begins Thursday {Catholic/Anglican Caucus}

    07/08/2011 3:45:18 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Catholic.org ^ | 7 July 2011 | Randy Sly
    .........In addition to Catholics, attendees for annual event come from a variety of traditions, including Anglican, Lutheran and other Protestant denominations.With the beginning of the U.S. Anglican Ordinariate anticipated for the near future, attendees will be eager to hear the latest news on its establishmentThe original purpose of the Anglican Use Society, established in 2003, was to promote the usage of the liturgical practices contained in The Book of Divine Worship and evangelical outreach to members of the Anglican Communion seeking union with the Roman Catholic Church and to promote an understanding of the special pastoral provision initiated by Pope...
  • Seeds of the Anglican Ordinariate are Beginning to Sprout {Catholic/Orthodox/Anglican Caucus}

    07/07/2011 7:32:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Catholic.org ^ | 28/6/2011 | Randy Sly
    There have always been Anglicans "on the journey" to the Catholic Church and many have come into full communion over the years. With the exception of a handful of parishes that entered through the Pastoral Provision, most had to come in through a solitary journey and those who were clergy wondered if there might ever be another opportunity to offer the sacraments.The Anglican Ordinariate, however, through to the terms of the apostolic constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus, has given pilgrims a real sense "welcome" and expectation while they are on their way." Catholic parishes are opening their doors to Anglican Use liturgies...
  • Anglicans on the Move {Conservatives come to Catholicism} Catholic-Anglican Caucus

    07/05/2011 10:58:03 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 5 July 2011 | Charlotte Hays
    “As we began to think about certain matters, our hearts began to melt, and we moved towards Rome,” said Father Mark Lewis, rector of a church that was formerly St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bladensburg, Md. St. Luke’s has made headlines as the first Episcopal church in the Washington, D.C., area and the second in the state of Maryland to avail itself of Pope Benedict XVI’s offer to Anglicans. That offer was outlined in Anglicanorum Coetibus, an apostolic constitution that makes it possible for groups of Anglican congregations to enter the Catholic Church For the St. Luke community, that will...
  • Finally, a settlement at St. Francis (Anglican - gays get church, conservatives leave)

    07/05/2011 10:51:09 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    El Paso Inc ^ | 4 July 2011 | David Crowder
    The fight over the Westside church on the hill has finally ended. The Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande has agreed to settle a 2008 lawsuit that challenged the ownership of St. Francis on the Hill Church. The settlement means the conservative breakaway Anglican group now occupying the church has to be out by the end of July. It also means a smaller group of Episcopalians who felt forced out of the church a few years ago will take control of the property, but not its financial assets.The departing Anglicans have found a new home down the hill, off Mesa...
  • Anglicans should throw out dry tradition ( should rip up the pews and encourage real participation)

    07/05/2011 3:43:55 PM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4 July 2011 | Theo Hobson
    I wrote an article on this site a few months ago in which I expressed a change of mind. After many years of kicking against my native Anglicanism, I found that the American version of it, the Episcopal church, was to my liking.As I previously explained, this church is proof that Anglicanism is not necessarily defined by the intolerable (to me) conservatism of the C of E. There is a world elsewhere. I always vaguely knew this on a theoretical level, but since moving to New York I have experienced its truth.....I've been attending a well-known arty-liberal church in Manhattan...
  • Christian leaders reach agreement on guidelines for evangelizing

    07/01/2011 1:37:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | July 1, 2011
    CNA STAFF, Jul 1, 2011 / 05:35 am (CNA).- Leaders representing 90 percent of all Christians worldwide issued guidelines on acceptable missionary conduct based on the witness of Christ and the early Church. “The example and teaching of Jesus Christ and of the early church must be the guides for Christian mission,” church leaders wrote.“Christian witness is always a sharing in his witness, which takes the form of proclamation of the kingdom, service to neighbor and the total gift of self even if that act of giving leads to the cross.”The document “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World” was issued...
  • Nigerian Anglican Primate Will Snub Canadian Counterpart in Visit

    06/22/2011 4:03:20 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Virtue online ^ | 21 Jun 2011 | David W Virtue
    In what is being billed as an "historic moment", the Archbishop of Nigeria Nicholas Okoh will visit Canada, but he will not see his counterpart, the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, the Anglican Primate of Canada. In what can only be described as a deliberate snub by the African Archbishop, the head of 20 million Nigerian Anglicans, Archbishop Okoh will visit some of his CANA (Convocation of Anglicans in North America) Churches in Canada between July 15 - 25th, 2011. CANA was formed following a complete break from the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) as a result of its departure...
  • Anglican Church set to bless gay bishops

    06/22/2011 4:01:20 AM PDT · by Cronos · 15 replies
    brimbankweekly ^ | 21 Jun 2011 | Riazat Butt
    The Church of England is ready to approve the appointment of openly gay bishops, providing that they are celibate. Britain's established church was to publish its legal advice on the issue yesterday in an attempt to clarify its policy following years of controversy and debate. The document, Choosing Bishops - The Equality Act 2010, summarises the points that those involved in the nomination process ''need to keep in mind'' when considering candidates in order to avoid breaking the law. It states there is no bar to the promotion of gay clergy to a bishopric as long as they are not...
  • Church of England To Allow Gay Clergy To Become Bishops [A Religious Abomination!]

    06/19/2011 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 19, 2011 | Donna Bowate
    Church of England To Allow Gay Clergy To Become Bishops The Church of England is using the Equality Act as a “smokescreen” for allowing gay clergymen to become bishops, according to the leader of the National Secular Society. By Donna Bowater 19 Jun 2011 Guidance due to be published on Monday was expected to pave the way for homosexual clerics in civil partnerships to become bishops provided they remained celibate. The document, published in response to last year’s Equality Act, will be sent to the General Synod before it meets in York next month. The paper said: "Someone in a...
  • Southwark: seven priests ordained for the Ordinariate {Anglican-Catholic Caucus}

    06/06/2011 12:04:09 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    Independent Catholic News ^ | 5 June 2011 | Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham/Archdiocese of Southwark
    Seven former Anglican clergy were ordained to the Catholic priesthood for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham by Archbishop Peter Smith in Saint George's Cathedral  Southwark, on Saturday, 4 June. In his homily Archbishop Peter promised them the support of the Archdiocese: "...you know you will have the companionship and support of the people to whom you have been pastors for many years, as well as the wider community, God's people in the Archdiocese - priests, deacons, religious and laity." He concluded: "I pray that your example and way of life as shepherds of the flock will bring...
  • First 53 Anglican clergy defects to Roman Catholic church (Catholic - Anglican Caucus)

    06/05/2011 11:54:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Christian Today ^ | Daniel Blake
    Overall more than 50 former Anglican clergy will complete their defection over the next two weeks in a series of Pentecost ordinations. The first of these will see seven former Church of England clergy be ordained in London by the Most Rev. Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark. The event will further establish the new Ordinariate formed by Pope Benedict XVI for Anglicans that wished to defect from the Anglican Church of England in protest against its moves to accept women bishops. In excess of 900 laity have already moved to the Catholic Church and have been waiting for their clergy...