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  • Archbishop of Canterbury Hopes Approval of Female Bishops will not Block Ecumenical Progress

    07/19/2014 10:23:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the other Christian leaders, saying that he hopes ecumenical progress can continue after the decision of the Church of England ordain women as bishops. Dr. Justin Welby acknowledges that some “ecumenical partners may find this a further difficulty on the journey towards full communion.” But he observes that a shared Christian faith provides “much that unites us,” and argues that there is “so much troubling our world today that our common witness to the Gospel is of more importance than ever.” In his letter the Anglican primate explains the drive to approve the...
  • Church of England set to vote on women bishops

    07/14/2014 7:04:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2014 6:38 AM EDT
    The Church of England is set to vote on whether women should be allowed to enter its top ranks as bishops. […] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the BBC that he hopes the vote will go through, saying “the votes, I think, are there.” …
  • Assisted Dying: Church of England Seeks Inquiry

    07/12/2014 11:11:41 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/12/14
    The Church of England (CofE) has called for an inquiry into assisted dying. It follows a U-turn by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, who said he would back legislation to allow the terminally ill in England and Wales get help to end their lives. The current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says the Assisted Dying Bill is "mistaken and dangerous". But the Church said an inquiry would include expert opinion and carefully assess the arguments. Speaking on behalf of the CofE, the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev James Newcome, said a Royal Commission would allow the "important issue"...
  • Multimillion-dollar S.C. Episcopal split heads to trial Tuesday

    07/07/2014 3:02:15 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | July 7, 2014 | Jennifer Berry Hawes
    Like many divorces, this one began with small tiffs that escalated. After years of arguing over theology and administrative control, disputes among Episcopalians boiled over in 2012 when the local bishop and a majority of parishes left the national church. The aftermath flows Tuesday into the courtroom of a circuit judge in St. George who will decide the future of more than $500 million in church property - although her ruling is likely to be appealed. As the much-anticipated trial begins, two men will be in court, each in Anglican bishop purple, each claiming to be the rightful leader of...
  • ‘Sin’ is back but ‘the Devil’ optional in new Church of England baptism service

    06/20/2014 10:29:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 20 Jun 2014 | John Bingham
    The Church of England has reinstated the word “sin” into baptism services after a backlash from parishes who complained a new wording was “bland”, “dumbed down” and "nothing short of dire". Plans to introduce an alternative order of service using more “accessible” language, have had to be redrawn after members inundated Lambeth Palace with letters complaining the move went too far. But the church is to press ahead with plans to banish references to “the Devil” from the new format. An official explanation sent out to members of the Church’s General Synod, following a trial of the proposed wording, said...
  • Gay marriage puts the world’s Christians at risk of violent revenge attacks: Archbishop’s…

    04/05/2014 12:30:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:23 EST, 4 April 201 | Steve Doughty
    A Church of England decision to accept gay marriage would be “absolutely catastrophic” for Christians in troubled countries, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday. Anglicans in countries such as South Sudan, Nigeria and Pakistan are in danger as a result of liberal positions taken by the leaders of churches in the west, he said. The Most Reverend Justin Welby said he had visited a grave containing 369 bodies in South Sudan, where some people believed “if we leave a Christian community here we will all be made to become homosexual and so we will kill all the Christians”. […] The...
  • Anglicans and Sexual Contradictions

    12/12/2013 4:07:04 PM PST · by matthewrobertolson · 216 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 12 December 2013 | Matthew Olson
    The Church strongly opposes contraception, in keeping with the historical position of Christianity. Openness to procreating life is one of the defining characteristics of marriage, which is primarily what makes homosexual "marriage" impossible. The Church also upholds the life-long commitment that is marriage. Contrast the Church's beautiful teachings on all of this against the positions of Protestantism -- those of Anglicanism, in particular. Anglicans once agreed with the Church on these subjects, up until the 1930 Lambeth Conference that approved contraception in some cases (which, of course, had a snowball effect). Here's the 15th resolution from the Conference: "Where there...
  • Church of England Gives Blessing to Recognising Civil Partnerships

    04/10/2013 9:14:35 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/10/13 | John Bingham
    The Church of England yesterday gave a green light to wedding-style services for couples in civil partnerships despite its official opposition to same-sex marriage.A report from the Church’s doctrine watchdog urged priests to devise “pastoral accommodations” for gay couples” and to be “flexible”. It said the aim was to enable them to enjoy a “closer approximation” to marriage. The senior bishop who drafted the missive to priests insisted that it did not amount to a policy u-turn and that an official ban on formal "blessings" for civil partnerships remained in place. But he said it was clear there was a...
  • African Leaders Warn Welby: Anglican Church is ‘Fractured’

    11/12/2012 5:56:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/9/12 | John Bingham
    The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is taking over a Church in “spiritual and institutional crisis” leaders representing 31 million African Christians warned tonight.A group of Bishops and senior clerics from Nigeria and Kenya issued a call for the Archbishop of Canterbury effectively to be replaced as leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion by an elected chairman. Meanwhile the Anglican church in Uganda offered Bishop Welby its support but warned the Church is “fractured” over questions such as homosexuality and the interpretation of the Bible. The remarks come following a meeting of Anglican leaders from around the world in...
  • Church Panel Under Pressure to Name New Anglican Leader

    10/27/2012 9:50:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/25/12 | Alessandra Prentice and Peter Griffiths
    (Reuters) - A secretive group choosing the next Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the world's 80 million Anglicans, is under pressure to break a deadlock in their talks and reach a decision, nearly a month after an announcement was expected. The choice of the next head of the worldwide Anglican Communion comes at critical time for a church threatened by a rise in secularism and long-running divisions over senior women clergy and homosexuality. The 105th Archbishop of Canterbury will have to contend with the risk of a schism over sex and sexuality. Liberal church leaders in the United States...
  • Mr. President Why Did You Give a Medal to TWO DIFFERENT JEW HATERS Today ?

    08/12/2009 3:09:59 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 526+ views
    The Lid ^ | 8/12/09 | The Lid
    Today the President handed out the Presidential Medal of Freedom to not one, but two Antisemites. There was has been a lot of written about one of of the recipients, former Irish President Mary Robinson, who was responsible for the 1991 UN Conference on Racism, which turned out to be a conference for every type of Antisemitism in the world. But the former UN hate monger wasn't the only Antisemite receiving a Presidential award today, the other one honored by the President was Bishop Desmond Tutu For example Tutu has made some very disturbing statements about the Holocaust. He has...
  • Gay Marriage 'Nothing to Fear', Say Senior Anglicans

    06/12/2012 1:59:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/12/12
    A group of leading Anglicans says the Church of England has "nothing to fear" from the prospect of gay marriage and it is should be a cause for rejoicing. In a letter to The Times, prominent figures including five former bishops say statements by church leaders give a false impression of popular feeling. "We believe the Church has nothing to fear from... civil marriage for same-sex couples," it says. "It will be for the churches to then decide how they respond pastorally." A leading signatory of the letter is Dr Jeffrey John, the openly gay dean of St Albans, whose...
  • 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...
  • 3 more priests turns away from Anglican Communion into Catholic Church {Catholic/Anglican caucus}

    07/08/2011 3:36:05 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Christian today ^ | 28 Jun 2011 | Daniel Blake
    The latest priests to turn their backs on the Anglican Communion and join the specially established Catholic Ordinariate are Father David Elliott, of Reading, Berks, Father Jonathan Redvers Harris, of the Isle of Wight and Father Graham Smith, of Christchurch, Dorset. Earlier this month The Christian Post reported how seven former Church of England clergy were ordained into the Ordinariate, as part of a series of ordinations taking place over Pentecost...According to the BBC, one of the three, Father Elliott, resigned from his post as the Anglican vicar of Holy Trinity in Reading in April. He moved to the Catholic...
  • Here Come More Anglicans: Up to 100 priests + 2,000 Laypeople in U.S.

    06/16/2011 8:33:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 5/16/11 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    More news from the USCCB confab in Washington state: As many as 100 U.S. Anglican priests and 2,000 laypeople could be the first members of a U.S. personal ordinariate for former Anglicans who want to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington reported to his fellow bishops June 15. Cardinal Wuerl was appointed by the Vatican last September to guide the incorporation of Anglican groups into the Catholic Church in the United States under “Anglicanorum coetibus,” an apostolic constitution issued by Pope Benedict XVI in November 2009. At a news conference following his...
  • British Anglicans Preparing Mass Defection to Roman Catholic Church

    01/30/2011 2:26:12 PM PST · by fabrizio · 192 replies
    LONDON -- Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans were preparing Sunday to defect from the Church of England to the Roman Catholic Church in time for Lent, Sky News reported. It follows a campaign by a former Anglican bishop in protest at its stance on the ordination of women and gay clergy. Father Keith Newton has encouraged Anglicans to join the Ordinariate -- a special branch of Catholicism established by the Pope -- to welcome protestant defectors. Despite the efforts of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Anglo Catholics have begun leaving following the conversion of three Anglican bishops in mid-January.
  • Anglicans cut Episcopalians from ecumenical bodies

    06/08/2010 10:25:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 49+ views
    LONDON, CA (AP) -- The Anglican Communion has suspended U.S. Episcopalians from serving on some interfaith bodies because of the election of a lesbian as a bishop in California. The U.S. church opened a rift in the global communion, and within its own ranks, seven years ago by electing a gay man, V. Gene Robinson, as bishop of New Hampshire. Conservative African Anglicans have taken a lead in opposing moves in the United States and Canada to promote gays and to bless homosexual relationships.
  • Dhimmicrats on the March?

    05/25/2010 4:42:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 119+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    What's a dhimmicrat, you say? It's not the same thing as a Democrat. A dhimmicrat is a person who, while not Muslim himself, nonetheless clears the path for shariah law to be adopted and incorporated into otherwise free nations. One prime example of this would be the Right Rev. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. Normally, you would think this top Anglican cleric, who lives in a palace in London, would appreciate Britain's history as the world's leader in the Rule of Law. As a minister of the Gospel, Mr. Williams might see his country as a Christian country. Bishop Michael...
  • Episcopal Church Ordains Its 2nd Openly Gay Bishop : This Time, Bishop Is Woman.

    05/15/2010 5:41:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 954+ views
    ap ^ | May 15, 2010
    Seven years after the Episcopal Church caused an uproar by consecrating its first openly gay bishop, it has done the same thing again -- only this time with a woman. The Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool, of Baltimore, was ordained and consecrated on Saturday, making her the second openly gay bishop in church history and one of the first two female bishops in the Diocese of Los Angeles' 114-year history. Breakaway Episcopal conservatives have formed a rival church, the Anglican Church in North America. Several overseas Anglicans have been pressuring Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the world's 77...
  • Global South Anglicans Reconsider Communion with Western Counterparts (Split over gay ordination)

    04/23/2010 8:25:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 224+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/23/2010 | Lillian Kwon
    Anglican leaders in the Global South have been encouraged to reconsider their relationships with The Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada "until it becomes clear that there is genuine repentance." Some of our Provinces are already in a state of broken and impaired Communion with The Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada. Their continued refusal to honor the many requests made of them ... have brought discredit to our witness," said some 130 Anglicans from 20 provinces at the conclusion of the Fourth Global South to South Encounter in Singapore. They condemned the two...
  • Anglicans Detail Church of Wales' Anti-Jewishness

    01/31/2010 9:31:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 241+ views
    INN ^ | 1/31/2010 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Anglican Friends of Israel has published an article detailing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements and positions taken by the Church in Wales (C-i-W). The organization cites the following examples of the Church of Wales’ negative stance towards Israel and the Jews: 1. Archbishop Barry Morgan’s statement after Yasser Arafat died, to the effect that he would remember the arch-terrorist “for his perseverance and resolve” in the face of so many challenges. Morgan said he prayed “that in death, Yasser Arafat will find that peace which only G-d can give and which was denied him in life." 2. Canon Naim Ateek...
  • Anglicans split over election of lesbian bishop

    12/06/2009 6:45:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,170+ views
    Times on line ^ | 12/6/09 | Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent
    The future of the worldwide Anglican Communion was in jeopardy last night after the Archbishop of Canterbury said that the election of a lesbian bishop in the United States raised “very serious questions”. Dr Rowan Williams added that the choice of Canon Mary Glasspool to be a suffragan bishop in Los Angeles had “important implications”. The election of Canon Glasspool, who has lived with the same female partner since 1988, is the second appointment of an openly homosexual bishop in the US Episcopal Church
  • Benedict’s Gambit (Pope is offering an Anglo-Catholic mansion within the Roman Catholic faith)

    10/26/2009 6:58:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 978+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/25/2009 | ROSS DOUTHAT
    The Church of England has survived the Spanish Armada, the English Civil War and Elton John performing “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana’s Westminster Abbey funeral. So it will probably survive the note the Vatican issued last week, inviting disaffected Anglicans to head Romeward, and offering them an Anglo-Catholic mansion within the walls of the Roman Catholic faith. But the invitation is a bombshell nonetheless. Pope Benedict XVI’s outreach to Anglicans may produce only a few conversions; it may produce a few million. Either way, it represents an unusual effort at targeted proselytism, remarkable both for its concessions to...
  • Is Pope Benedict a closet liberal?

    10/25/2009 7:06:58 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 27 replies · 837+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2009 | David Gibson
    ...In less than five years Pope Benedict has shown himself to be quietly yet deliberately engaged in reshaping Catholicism. Even more surprising are the remarkably liberal means he has used to achieve his ends -- means that could lead to places the pontiff may not intend to go. A case in point is last week's stunning announcement...that the pope is creating a novel "church within a church" so that Anglicans can join with Catholics without giving up their rites and traditions... In another development last week, one that drew far less notice but could have a profound impact, the Vatican...
  • Senior Anglican Bishop Reveals He Is Ready To Convert To Roman Catholicism

    10/24/2009 9:19:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 1,010+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 24th 2009
    Senior Anglican Bishop Reveals He Is Ready To Convert To Roman Catholicism The Rt Rev John Hind, the Bishop of Chichester, has announced he is considering becoming a Roman Catholic in a move that could spark an exodus of clergy. Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Religious Affairs Correspondent 24 Oct 2009 Bishop Hind said he would be "happy" to be reordained as a Catholic priest and said that divisions in Anglicanism could make it impossible to stay in the church. He is the most senior Anglican to admit that he is prepared to accept the offer from the Pope, who shocked the Church...
  • I Won't Rule Out Converting To Catholicism, Says Bishop [1000 Anglican Clergy May Defect!]

    10/24/2009 9:29:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 1,207+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 24th 2009
    I Won't Rule Out Converting To Catholicism, Says Bishop By MAIL ON SUNDAY REPORTER 25th October 2009 Outspoken: Dr Michael Nazir-Ali could set a trend A controversial bishop yesterday became the most high-profile cleric to hint he might convert to the Roman Catholic Church following the Pope’s offer to disaffected Anglicans. The former Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, an outspoken figure in the Church of England, said: ‘I won’t rule it out or rule it in. I wait with interest to see what the details of the offer are.’ Any suggestion that Dr Nazir-Ali, who retired in September, could...
  • Britain's Conservative Anglicans Welcome Vatican's Overture [Protestantism's Coming Collapse?]

    10/23/2009 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 678+ views
    LATimes ^ | October 23rd 2009
    Britain's Conservative Anglicans Welcome Vatican's Overture For many disillusioned by the Church of England's liberal bent, the offer from Rome to include conservative parishes in the Roman Catholic fold is a godsend. By Henry Chu October 23, 2009 Reporting from London - The parishioners at St. Savior's come from various backgrounds: Afro-Caribbean countries, Eastern European nations, Britain itself. But it may be that all roads are leading them to Rome. The East London church is Anglican in name but Roman Catholic in spirit and worship, with the "smells and bells" of traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. Father David Waller sticks to...
  • Pope's gambit could see 1,000 quit Church of England

    10/20/2009 8:37:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 48 replies · 1,440+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10/20/09 | Ruth Gledhill
    As many as 1,000 priests could quit the Church of England and thousands more may leave churches in America and Australia under bold proposals to welcome Anglicans to Rome. Entire parishes and even dioceses could be tempted to defect after Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to offer a legal structure to Anglicans joining the Roman Catholic Church. His decree, issued yesterday, is a serious blow to attempts by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, to save the Anglican Communion from further fragmentation and threatens to wreck decades of ecumenical dialogue. Dr Williams was notified formally only last weekend by the...
  • Church of England Under Pressure To Accept Gay Marriage

    07/11/2009 9:28:09 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 639+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 1ith 2009
    Church of England under pressure to accept gay marriage By STEVE DOUGHTY 11th July 2009 The Fellowship Of Confessing Anglicans, a coalition of clergy and lay people, are unhappy with the liberal agenda of some churches The Church of England warned last night that it is under pressure to accept gay marriage. But two senior bishops - writing on behalf of the CofE - said it is not prepared to abandon its traditional teachings in favour of the idea of 'gender neutral' marriage. They said that the Church of England considers 'it is vital for the Church to maintain a...
  • Anglican Agonies

    06/08/2009 7:52:15 PM PDT · by bronxville · 82 replies · 1,339+ views
    Standing on my Head ^ | June 07, 2009 | Dwight Longenecker
    Let me speak from the heart. I was an Anglican for fifteen years: for most of that time I was an Anglican in England, first a theological student, then a priest. My visit this weekend to Church of the Atonement, San Antonio, made me feel nostalgic for those days, and for the great traditions of the Anglican Church. When I go on to the Anglo-Catholic blogs like Anglican Wanderings and others I feel even more nostalgia for the Anglican Church and all its many treasures. Not only do I feel nostalgia for the fine buildings, the exquisite choral tradition, the...
  • Young Clergy Face Life On The Dole After Church of England Loses £1.3 Billion

    05/30/2009 6:54:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 30th 2009
    Young clergy face life on the dole after Church of England loses £1.3billion 31st May 2009 No jobs: The Church is turning away graduates of theological colleges The Church of England is turning away trainee clergy for the first time in history after £1.3billion of its investments were wiped out in the financial crisis. Up to a dozen graduates of theological colleges will miss out on their ordination next month and may end up on the dole as there are no parish jobs for them. The Church has previously given all graduates placements in parishes as curates, which they need...
  • (Former British Prime Minister Margaret) Thatcher Meets Benedict

    05/27/2009 1:20:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 656+ views
    ncr ^ | May 27, 2009 | Edward Pentin
    Margaret Thatcher in St. Peter's Square May 27. (Reuters/Alessia Pierdomenico) Margaret Thatcher met Pope Benedict XVI at the end of his weekly general audience today. The 83-year-old former British prime minister, who led the country from 1979 to 1990, had earlier in the day laid flowers at the tomb of John Paul II. An Anglican, it was Baroness Thatcher’s second visit to the Vatican in less than two years, leading some to speculate whether she is thinking of joining the Church. During her previous trip, she also visited John Paul II’s tomb to pay her respects. According to those who...
  • Anglican Friends of Israel- From Steve Nimmons

    05/12/2009 3:03:03 PM PDT · by blondewithbrains · 1 replies · 248+ views
    CEO ANGLICAN FRIENDS OF ISRAEL ^ | 9 May 2009 | SIMON MCILWAINE CEO
    Anglican Friends of Israel is dismayed at the Resolution on the Middle East passed by the Anglican Consultative Committee in the name of all Anglicans on 9 May 2009. Once again, Anglican representatives have singled out Israel for criticism without placing her actions in context or directly addressing the Palestinian contribution to the conflict. Thus the Resolution calls on Israel to lay down all measures which protect her citizens fromArab terrorism whilst failing to demand that Palestinian leaders meet anyof the obligations placed on them by UN resolutions, such as therequirement to dismantle their terrorist networks. Israel is falsely accused...
  • SETI and The Bishop of London

    02/14/2009 2:21:35 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 5 replies · 542+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | February 12th, 2009 | .cnI redruM
    The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) experiment ended up being far more successful as a marketing gimmick than as a science project. The intrepid researchers never found the little green men. Perhaps that's because they never aimed their high-dollar radio telescopes at The Church of England. The Right Rev Richard Chartres made the following comments that suggest his familiarity with how affairs are conducted on the third planet out from Sol is nodding at best. He addressed reporters covering the Church of England's General Synod on the financial crisis."Sometimes, people seem to be relieved to get off the treadmill and...
  • Anglican Bishops Hit Labor Government

    12/27/2008 9:18:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 279+ views
    Anglican Bishops Blame Labor Government for policies that have lead to the breakdown of Family. How absurd! The Anglican Community has reduced itself to a farce in its ordination of women, gays and lesbian bishops and selling its empty churches to Islamic activists for establishment of mosque and sharia law and now blame government for the breakdown of family. This is what occurs when tradition and culture are allowed to collapse into a meaningless acceptance of diversity and objective truth is mocked and reviled. As Chesterton remarked "he who believes in everything believes in nothing" and this is what has...
  • Provisional Constitution of the Anglican Church in North America

    12/03/2008 5:19:45 PM PST · by bobjam · 25 replies · 451+ views
    Virtue On Line ^ | 3 December 2008 | Anglican Church in North America
    PROVISIONAL CONSTITUTION ADOPTED 12/03/2008 PROVINCE OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA PREAMBLE In the Name of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. We are Anglicans in North America united by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and the trustworthiness of the Holy Scriptures and presently members of the Common Cause Partnership. We know ourselves to be members of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. We are grieved by the current state of brokenness within the Anglican Communion prompted by those who have embraced erroneous teaching and who have rejected a repeated call to...
  • Anglicans: United we fall

    08/08/2008 2:03:39 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 15 replies · 209+ views
    The Economist ^ | August 7, 2008
    The writhings of worldwide Anglicanism are another reason to disestablish the Church of England IN THE end it held together, but only just. The 650-odd bishops who attended the once-a-decade Lambeth conference went home with open schism between the liberal and conservative wings of the worldwide Anglican Communion averted. A split may prove no more than postponed, as the agreed mechanisms for making minds meet are oh-so-slowly put in place (see article). But at least the unedifying spectacle of comrades in Christ tearing strips off each other over gay sex will vanish from the headlines for a bit. Does it...
  • Way ahead found in Church gay row

    08/03/2008 4:14:33 PM PDT · by Soliton · 16 replies · 152+ views
    BBC News ^ | 3 August 2008
    Traditionalist Anglicans say several passages in the Bible clearly outlaw active homosexuality. But liberals say the Bible's general message is that all people should be included in the Church.
  • Church of England warned of legal action if it tries to 'steal' churches from Rome parishes

    08/01/2008 4:05:35 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 29 replies · 66+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 01 Aug 2008 | Martin Beckford
    The Rt Rev John Broadhurst, Bishop of Fulham, claims most of the church's assets once belonged to the Roman Catholic Church. He says it would be "legalised theft" if the Church of England tried to keep buildings used by Anglo-Catholics who may defect to Rome after its governing body voted to bring in women bishops without special concessions for traditionalists. Anglo-Catholics have already said they hope entire parishes will be accepted into the Roman Catholic Church while keeping their existing churches, a move which would be strongly resisted by the Church of England and would inevitably lead to legal disputes....
  • Outrage as rector in gay marriage row stages £1,800 'white weddings' for Japanese tourists

    07/19/2008 6:25:48 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 14 replies · 205+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20th July 2008 | Jonathan Petre
    The rector who presided at the controversial 'gay marriage' of two priests has caused fresh outrage by conducting £1,800 'white wedding' services for Japanese tourists. The Rev Martin Dudley has benefited from a craze for Western-style ceremonies among Japanese couples - many followers of Shintoism or Buddhism - by blessing their unions in his London church. The blessings - which feature traditional music, a white bridal dress, prayers and Bible readings, bouquets and confetti - are not banned by the Church of England but critics say they undermine the dignity of marriage.
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: 'Christian doctrine is offensive to Muslims'

    07/15/2008 11:41:21 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 126 replies · 322+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 15, 2008 | Steve Doughty
    Christian doctrine is offensive to Muslims, the Archbishop of Canterbury said today. Dr Rowan Williams also criticised Christiaity in history for its violence, harsh use of punishments, and its betrayal of its peaceful principles. His acknowledgement of Christian faults came in a highly conciliatory letter to Islamic leaders calling for an alliance between the two faiths for 'the common good'. It risked fresh controversy for the Archbishop in the wake of his pronouncement earlier this year that a place should be found for Islamic sharia law in the British legal system. The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has admitted...
  • Telling Lies To Anglo-Catholics

    07/14/2008 5:07:05 AM PDT · by Huber · 18 replies · 127+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | 7/12/08 | posted by Jackie Bruchi
    Roman Catholic liberals and their Anglican allies are directing a campaign of propaganda at Anglo-Catholics, telling them that "Rome" does not want them to convert en masse following the vote for women bishops. This is a lie. According to Ruth Gledhill, "an extremely well-connected Roman Catholic friend" reckons that former Anglicans are "the last thing we need" and that the Vatican will not upset liberal Catholic parishes or its relations with Rowan Williams by making special arrangements for them. Alas, Ruth seems to have been taken in by this untruth. In fact, her friend - whom I do not doubt...
  • Church [of England] Votes For Women Bishops

    07/07/2008 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Grig · 51 replies · 164+ views
    sky ^ | 11:35pm UK, Monday July 07, 2008
    The Church of England's ruling body has voted to go ahead with the ordination of women bishops. But the Church was facing a damaging split after members of its General Synod threw out compromise proposals on females in senior ranks. All safeguards demanded by traditionalists were rejected. Sky News correspondent Mike McCarthy said: "It's a historic and very significant moment for the Church of England. "The real test now is how many people will leave (the Church). There are certainly going to be many wrestling with their consciences." The Synod members voted to approve work on a national statutory code...
  • Church of England clergy plan mass exit over women bishops

    06/30/2008 5:14:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 165+ views
    Church of England clergy plan mass exit over women bishops 1,300 write protest letter to archbishop Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent More than 1,300 clergy, including 11 serving bishops, have written to the archbishops of Canterbury and York to say that they will defect from the Church of England if women are consecrated bishops. As the wider Anglican Communion fragments over homosexuality, England’s established Church is moving towards its own crisis with a crucial vote on women bishops this weekend. In a letter to Rowan Williams and John Sentamu, seen by The Times, the signatories give warning that they will consider...
  • Anglican Church conservatives move to form power bloc

    06/30/2008 2:43:14 AM PDT · by Man50D · 8 replies · 112+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | June 29, 2008 | Laurie Goodstein and Dina Kraft
    Anglican conservatives, frustrated by the ongoing stalemate over homosexuality in the Anglican Communion, declared Sunday that they would defy the church's historic lines of authority and establish a new power bloc within the church that will be led by a council of predominantly African archbishops. The announcement came at the close of an unprecedented meeting in Jerusalem by conservatives, who contend that they represent a majority of the 77 million members of the Anglican Communion. They depicted their efforts as the culmination of an anti-colonial struggle against the church's seat of power in Britain, whose missionaries first brought Anglican Christianity...
  • Conservatives say not quitting Anglican Communion

    06/29/2008 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Abathar · 19 replies · 129+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 06/29/08 | Jeffrey Heller and Tom Heneghan
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Conservative Anglican leaders pledged on Sunday to stay in the worldwide Anglican Communion but form a council of bishops to provide an alternative to churches they say are preaching a "false gospel" of sexual immorality. ADVERTISEMENT The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) said member churches would continue sponsoring breakaway conservative parishes in liberal western member countries and called for a separate conservative province in North America. It also said in a final declaration that Anglicanism -- the third largest group of Christians after Roman Catholics and Orthodox -- was not "determined necessarily through recognition by the Archbishop...
  • Schism (It's official: the Anglican Church splits)

    06/28/2008 4:19:27 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 38 replies · 138+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 28, 2008 | Travis Kavulla
    Just minutes ago, conservative Anglicans announced what they are calling “The Jerusalem Declaration,” which states their intention to erect a new “fellowship of confessing Anglicans.” "We grieve for the spiritual decline in the most economically developed nations, where the forces of militant secularism and pluralism are eating away the fabric of society and churches are compromised and enfeebled in their witness…Sadly, this crisis has torn the fabric of the Communion in such a way that it cannot simply be patched back together."... The declaration is the unanimous product of the bishops and archbishops meeting here in Jerusalem, whose dioceses together...
  • Controversial vicar investigated after Anglican church's first gay 'wedding'

    06/15/2008 8:58:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 34 replies · 203+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/15/2008 | Martin Beckford and Duncan Gardham
    A vicar accused of conducting a gay 'wedding' at his historic church is a controversial figure who has previously married his former mistress to another man, it has emerged. Dr Martin Dudley performed a ceremony for two homosexual priests at the church where he is the rector, St Bartholomew the Great in the heart of the City of London. Dr Martin Dudley The 12th century church, which once featured in the romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral, was the setting for a traditional liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, with confetti and exchange of rings. But it is...
  • Anglican Church: Gay 'Wedding' Broke Rules

    06/14/2008 9:51:29 PM PDT · by Raineygoodyear · 19 replies · 165+ views
    Fox News ^ | June14th, 2008
    LONDON — A "wedding"-like ceremony between two male priests broke the Church of England's rules, a spokesman for the Anglican body said Saturday. The two clergymen exchanged rings and vows last month at a ceremony in St. Bartholomew the Great in London, according to The Sunday Telegraph, a preview of which was made available Saturday. The paper said the ceremony included traditional marriage liturgy, hymns and a Eucharist. The ceremony took place in defiance of the Bishop of London, in whose diocese it took place. It is likely to embolden liberal clergy who have been reluctant to offer a full...
  • UK: Male priests marry in Anglican church's first gay 'wedding'

    06/14/2008 4:51:35 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 73 replies · 338+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/15/2008 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    An Anglican church has held a homosexual "wedding" for the first time in a move that will deepen the rift between liberals and traditionalists, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. Two male priests exchanged vows and rings in a ceremony that was conducted using one of the church's most traditional wedding rites – a decision seen as blasphemous by conservatives. Rev Peter Cowell and Rev Dr David Lord The ceremony broke Church of England guidelines and was carried out last month in defiance of the Bishop of London, in whose diocese it took place. News of the "wedding" emerged days before...