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  • Time to FREEP Rally for Religious Freedom - Roanoke 3/23 Who's coming?!!?

    03/21/2012 7:00:56 PM PDT · by Huber · 6 replies
    When and Where: 12-1 at the Poff Federal Building, 210 Franklin Rd., SW, Roanoke, VA—(meet at the corner of 3rd St. and Franklin Rd.) Folks - You know what to do. We need a real FReeper showing in Roanoke this Friday. If you're on Facebook, sign up for the Rally, if not, let me know here if you'll be there. Bring your most creative signs and MOABs. (Remember to keep it polite, there are likely to be a lot of nice church people there who may not be used to high sarcasm or Protest Warrior tactics!) Try to get there...
  • Religious Freedom and Protecting Healthcare for Women and Children

    03/16/2012 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Huber · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/16/12 | Msgr Charles Pope
    “These are the ones most grateful to you for the new well . . .” With that, the chieftain of this Islamic village in Ethiopia, not far from Meki, took me over to meet about twenty beaming young girls, all who looked to be about the age of my niece, Grace, seven or eight years old. I was in the village with a delegation from Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the acclaimed international assistance agency supported by the Catholic community of the United States.  We had just been enthusiastically welcomed to this small village to bless and start-up their new well,...
  • The Parable of the Good Vegetarian

    03/08/2012 8:18:33 PM PST · by Huber · 35 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/8/12 | Huber
    Nikki Cole’s upbringing was unremarkable; her father was the manager of a smallish manufacturing plant in the Midwestern town where they lived, and her mother was mostly stay at home although she volunteered two days a week at the county hospital. Nikki and her two siblings all attended the local Catholic schools through high school. High School is where Nikki had come to vegetarianism. Initially Nikki came to feel that it was unnecessary for animals to die for her meal when there were so many healthier alternatives that would meet her nutritional needs. At the time that Nikki grew up...
  • Big Day for Santorum

    02/07/2012 4:18:31 AM PST · by Huber · 66 replies
    Rick Santorum could be headed for a big day in today's contests in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. Missouri looks like a probable win for Santorum. He's at 45% there to 32% for Mitt Romney and 19% for Paul. Minnesota provides an opportunity for a win as well. Currently he has a small advantage with 33% to 24% for Romney, 22% for Newt Gingrich, and 20% for Ron Paul. And Santorum should get a second place finish in Colorado, where Romney appears to be the likely winner. The standings there are Romney at 37%, Santorum at 27%, Gingrich at 21%, and...
  • Who know's where I can find the "bush is wrong" water cooler animated video?

    10/17/2011 9:39:44 AM PDT · by Huber · 5 replies
    Need a link to that funny animation from a year ago where a shrill liberal is arguing with a reasonable person at a water cooler. I would appreciate your help in locating this humorous video. In it the young liberal woman draws ridiculous distinctions between bush and Obama, and when challenged simply blurts out "Koch Brothere, Halliburton". If you have the link and can post it, that would be greatly appreciated.
  • Did anyone see the new NRSC ad trying to ride on coattails of the Tea Party to solicit donations?

    10/03/2010 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Huber · 72 replies
    10/3/2010 | NRSC
    This is the epitome of hypocracy. The NRSC is one of the primary reasons why Tea Parties exist outside of the Republican Party. The NRSC has funneled millions of dollars from conservative contributors into the campaigns of characters like Lincoln, Chaffee, Arlen Specter, Lindsay Graham and our lovely senators from Maine. Gotta give 'em credit for chutzpah though!
  • Money, Sex, Indaba: Corrupting the Anglican Communion Listening Process

    06/15/2009 8:30:02 PM PDT · by Huber · 14 replies · 541+ views
    The American Anglican Council ^ | June 15, 2009 | Ralinda B. Gregor
    The next stage of the Anglican Communion's attempt to resolve its differences over theology, sexuality and the authority of scripture will involve more "listening processes," but this time those processes will be paid for by a retired Episcopal priest who advocates same-sex blessings. The money given by the Episcopal priest will be monitored by a group of sex "experts" who advocate a vision of sexual freedom and "justice" that bears little resemblance to mainstream Christian doctrine or tradition, and at least one of these "experts" believes that pornography, bestiality, and multiple sex partners are not inherently harmful or wrong. Working...
  • Islamic, constitutional law similar, prof. says

    05/13/2009 3:47:25 AM PDT · by Huber · 25 replies · 743+ views
    The Dartmouth ^ | May 13, 2009 | By Jamila Ma, The Dartmouth Staff
    The methods used to interpret Shari’a, or Islamic law, and secular law are more similar than most people would expect, University of Wisconsin Law School professor Asifa Quraishi said in a lecture held in the Rockefeller Center on Tuesday. In her lecture, “The Intersection of Islamic Law and Constitutional Law,” Quraishi explained why, despite these similarities, Islamic and constitutional law are difficult to integrate. Law in classical Muslim societies is similar to U.S. constitutional law in that there is a “separation of powers,” Quraishi said. “The parallels lie in the tools that are used to understand the meaning of the...
  • Rome sends a blast of fresh air into Westminster

    04/12/2009 5:37:50 AM PDT · by Huber · 2 replies · 488+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/11/09 | William Langley
    Profile: Vincent Nichols, the new Catholic primate of England and Wales, will stir controversy with his robust views, says William Langley. The Roman Catholic Church that Vincent Nichols was born into in bombed-out, post-war Liverpool was, by most measures, a reassuringly innocuous organisation, heavily invested in the North and the working classes, and of only polite interest to the people who ran the country.
  • Lancelot Andrewes Easter sermon 1606 Preached before King James at Whitehall

    04/11/2009 8:40:02 PM PDT · by Huber · 6 replies · 468+ views
    The Continuum ^ | 1606 | Lancelot Andrewes
    Preached before King James at Whitehall, on Sunday the Sixth of April, A.D. 1606. Text Romans vi: 9-11 Knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death has no more dominion over Him. For in that He died, He died unto sin once; but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God. Likewise reckon (or account) you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. The Scripture is as the feast is, both of them of the Resurrection. And this we may safely say of it, it is...
  • Tale of Beauty and the Priest

    04/07/2009 6:42:40 PM PDT · by Huber · 73 replies · 1,255+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 7, 2009 | JAMIE SCHRAM
    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the cutest clergyman of all? A 66-year-old Staten Island pastor trying desperately to turn back the clock ripped off nearly $85,000 from his congregation to pay for plastic surgery, Botox shots and fancy clothes, authorities said yesterday The Rev. William Blasingame, 66, a fixture at the historic St. Paul's Memorial Episcopal Church for more than 30 years, began breaking the Eighth Commandment in January 2005 and continued to steal for another three years, according to the Staten Island district attorney. The unwed Blasingame's miraculous makeovers apparently impressed some of the older members of his...
  • An Unworkable Theology

    01/04/2009 8:43:58 AM PST · by Huber · 29 replies · 766+ views
    First Things ^ | June/July 2005 | by Philip Turner
    It is increasingly difficult to escape the fact that mainline Protestantism is in a state of disintegration. As attendance declines, internal divisions increase. Take, for instance, the situation of the Episcopal Church in the United States. The Episcopal Church’s problem is far more theological than it is moral—a theological poverty that is truly monumental and that stands behind the moral missteps recently taken by its governing bodies. Every denomination has its theological articles and books of theology, its liturgies and confessional statements. Nonetheless, the contents of these documents do not necessarily control what we might call the “working theology” of...
  • The Question of Female “Bishops” and the Unity of the ACNA

    01/04/2009 8:08:59 AM PST · by Huber · 11 replies · 387+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | Tuesday, December 30, 2008 | Matthew Kennedy
    The following link will take you to a sermon by Dr. Ann Paton of the Diocese of Pittsburgh that was sent to me this morning.Dr. Paton is ordained and conservative. In this sermon she calls for the ACNA to remove any restrictions to the consecration of female bishops. I hesitated to link her sermon because I know well how contentious these sorts of discussions can be, but it is important, in my view, that issues like this, once raised, are discussed and debated thoroughly. Indeed, if the new province is going to survive they must be dealt with definitively. Canon...
  • A Few Thoughts about the ACI’s Latest Reflection

    01/04/2009 8:02:58 AM PST · by Huber · 4 replies · 176+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | Saturday, January 3, 2009 | Sarah Hey
    Here we see the beginnings of the problem with eliminating the words "inside strategy" from our vocabulary to describe certain people within TEC. The authors equate "inside strategy" with "strategies and tactics designed to use meetings of the House of Bishops and the General Convention to stop TECÂ’s progressive march toward liturgical and even doctrinal Unitarianism." But we all know that the HOB and the General Convention, as well as the Executive Committee and many dioceses have been on an inevitable progressive march toward liturgical and doctrinal Unitarianism. This highlights the immense gaps in strategy between the two conservative groups...
  • The Celibate Homosexual An article written for publication, but never accepted.

    12/31/2008 6:46:23 AM PST · by Huber · 16 replies · 2,078+ views
    PoetReader ^ | December 30, 2008 | Edward Pacht
    This is not an easy thing to write. There are issues that touch the very heart of one's personality and, at the same time strike into the heart of prejudices and passions of those around. I've been open about these issues in several forums where I am an active participant, and was asked by a friend to consider submitting something to a certain publication. which decided not to accept it. I am a lifelong Christian, brought up in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, later, after a rather strange and wandering period, moving on to The Episcopal Church as a committed...
  • Are Catholics Born Again? (Discussion is applicable to Orthodox and Mainline Protestants as well)

    12/31/2008 4:38:01 AM PST · by Huber · 86 replies · 2,318+ views ^ | Mark Brumley
    Are Catholics Born Again? | Mark Brumley | "Have you been born again?" the Fundamentalist at the door asks the unsuspecting Catholic. The question is usually a segue into a vast doctrinal campaign that leads many ill-instructed Catholics out of the Catholic Church. How? By making them think there is a conflict between the Bible and the Catholic Church over being "born again." To be honest, most Catholics probably do not understand the expression "born again." Yes, they believe in Jesus. And yes, they try to live Christian lives. They probably have some vague awareness that Fundamentalists think...
  • Theosis: The Reason for the Season

    12/30/2008 5:40:20 PM PST · by Huber · 18 replies · 386+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | December 30, 2008 | Carl E. Olson
    "The Cross of Christ on Calvary stands beside the path of that admirable commercium, of that wonderful self-communication of God to man, which also includes the call to man to share in the divine life by giving himself, and with himself the whole visible world, to God, and like an adopted son to become a sharer in the truth and love which is in God and proceeds from God. It is precisely besides the path of man's eternal election to the dignity of being an adopted child of God that there stands in history the Cross of Christ, the only-begotten...
  • Christmas, The Feast of The Nativity

    12/27/2008 10:36:10 AM PST · by Huber · 3 replies · 220+ views
    The Continuum ^ | 12/23/2008 | Fr. Robert Hart
    Hebrews 1:1-12 John 1:1-14 On Christmas, this Feast of the Nativity, the hidden revelation we celebrate on the Feast of the Annunciation becomes visible. "Then the babe, the world's Redeemer First revealed his sacred face Evermore and evermore." I never tire of the prologue to St. John’s Gospel. This is the Gospel for the first Mass of Christmas, which is also the last Gospel of almost every High Mass. These words are hakadesh hakadeshim- the holy of holies- in all of scripture. I have no need this day to stand here and relate any personal story, or any tale of...
  • Palin in Richmond. 30,000 Strong and Still Growing

    10/13/2008 10:23:52 AM PDT · by Huber · 407 replies · 26,391+ views
    huber Reporting on Site ^ | +ct 13, 2008 | Huber
    We are at the racetrack complex in Richmond where Governor Palin is scheduled to speak at 2:00. The crowd is 30,000 and growing. Photos showing the crowd will follow this evening
  • Diocese Of Pittsburgh Statement In Response To Purported Deposition Of Bishop Duncan

    09/18/2008 5:51:48 PM PDT · by Huber · 6 replies · 311+ views
    Diocese Of Pittsburg Statement: ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2008
    The House of Bishops purported deposition of Bishop Robert Duncan will not change the agenda for the Oct. 4 Diocesan Convention or change Bishop Duncan’s status as a bishop in good standing within the Anglican Communion. The action of the House of Bishops, which was taken in a closed meeting on September 18 in Salt Lake City, Utah, contravenes numerous canons of The Episcopal Church. While Bishop Duncan continues to believe that the "deposition" is unlawful, he will not challenge the "deposition" prior to the end of the diocese’s October 4 convention unless forced to do so by the leadership...
  • Is the Church too Western?

    If nationalism--whether in the East or the West--denies the right of the Church to exist as a universal autonomous spiritual society, it is a challenge to the law of God and the kingship of Christ. But this does not mean that the Church is essentially Western. On the contrary, the same principle that forbids us to make the Church a national organization also prevents us from identifying it with a particular civilization. The mission of the Church is essentially universal and it is common to all nations and races--to those of the East equally with those of the West. We...
  • Walking on Broken Glass

    07/14/2008 5:29:07 AM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 64+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | 7/8/08 | Andrew Carey
    Andrew Carey Walking on Broken Glass Tuesday, July 8, 2008 • 1:46 pm Let's make no mistake about it, Monday's night Synod opens up the possibility of a very serious exodus from the Church of England. The loss of large numbers of Catholics will not leave us with a 'Reformed' church, a mouthwatering prospect for earlier generations of evangelicals, but will leave us with yet another liberal protestant denomination. A new beginning? What should have been a joyous new beginning for women's ministry at General Synod on Monday, has been spoiled. Most women I know will not welcome the fact...
  • 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...
  • Archbishop Haverland's Message on GAFCON

    07/11/2008 1:01:11 PM PDT · by Huber · 13 replies · 84+ views
    The Anglican Catholic Church ^ | Archbishop Mark Haverland
    The Most Reverend Mark Haverland, Archbishop and Acting Primate of the Anglican Catholic Church, has released the following statement regarding the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), which was held in Jerusalem from June 22-29, 2008. A number of self-described traditional Anglicans from around the globe, including many bishops and archbishops from the "global South" bodies of the official Anglican Communion, recently met in Jerusalem at a meeting called GAFCON. This meeting was called largely in response to the refusal of the Episcopal Church in the U.S. and of the Anglican Church of Canada to heed earlier calls to rein in...
  • Will the GAFCON Alignment have Room for Anglo-Catholicism?

    06/29/2008 2:52:47 PM PDT · by Huber · 24 replies · 149+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | June 29, 2008
    Can we uphold the 39 Articles and still include Charismatics and Anglocatholics in Communion? On anglocatholics (if you mean theological anglocatholics as opposed to those who simply like high-church liturgy), see the comparison above between the Affirmation and the Declaration on the 39 Articles. For anglocatholics, the 39 Articles (which were never “normative” or “confessional” for any jurisdiction except the CoE) have both historical value and theological merit, but that merit is subject to the correction and interpretation of Scripture, the Creeds, the seven Ecumenical Councils, and the consensus of patristic tradition. The Declaration, by contrast, appears to make the...
  • Real Presence or Substantial Transformation? An Anglican Reflection on Eucharistic Theology:

    06/07/2008 7:55:38 AM PDT · by Huber · 22 replies · 189+ views ^ | William Witt
    Real Presence or Substantial Transformation? An Anglican Reflection on Eucharistic Theology:or The Anglican Reformers on the Eucharist chalice The starting point for this reflection on eucharistic theology is a helpful article by the late Roman Catholic theologian Edward J. Kilmartin, S.J., “The Active Role of Christ and the Holy Spirit in the Sanctification of the Eucharistic Elements,“ Theological Studies 45 (1984): 225-253.(1) Kilmartin’s article begins by examining numerous ecumenical agreed statements on eucharistic theology prepared by Roman Catholics and Lutherans, Roman Catholics and Anglicans, Roman Catholics and Reformed, Roman Catholics and Orthodox. Kilmartin notes that although all of the statements...
  • The Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin has fully complied with California State Law

    06/07/2008 7:34:47 AM PDT · by Huber · 4 replies · 73+ views The Diocese of San Joaquin: June 4, 2008 Fresno, California The Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin has fully complied with California State Law The following facts are given to correct and clarify recently published misunderstandings and misstatements regarding legal claims against the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin All actions taken by the Diocese of San Joaquin were authorized by its governing bodies, namely, its Standing Committee and its Diocesan Council, along with Bishop Schofield. These actions were done in complete compliance with California law and were done to secure the property until a California court can rule on...
  • Arian, Aryan — What’s the Diff?

    05/18/2008 4:26:22 PM PDT · by Huber · 11 replies · 694+ views
    There’s an urban legend making the rounds about Pope Benedict’s visit to the United States. The story goes that Vice-President Cheney asked the pontiff what he’s been reading. The Holy Father replied that he’s been researching “the Arian heresy.” Cheney, thinking the pope meant “Aryan,” said, “That must be interesting for you, since you lived through it. And Benedict responded, “I’m old, but I’m not that old.” It’s a funny story, and I’m told it appeared in the London Times. But I’m afraid I couldn’t find confirmation anywhere on the Web. So I went over the head of the World...
  • Remaking San Joaquin (Following the Canons-Pt III)

    05/17/2008 6:55:47 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 123+ views
    III. Remaking the Diocese of San Joaquin: a Canonical Proposal for Harmony Given the background that is in Part I of this Memorandum, and the analysis that is in Part II, the way forward to reconstitute the Diocese of San Joaquin according to the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church is clear. Recall that the Diocese has always been an unincorporated association, and that such an entity is simply a gathering together of like-minded people for a common purpose. The group known as Remain Episcopal can therefore be fully accommodated in the ongoing Diocese, along with the other parishes,...
  • A Tale of Two Dioceses (Following the Canons-II)

    05/17/2008 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 69+ views
    II. A Tale of Two Dioceses As noted in Part I, a Diocese of The Episcopal Church has a dual existence: it is canonically recognized as a Diocese by The Episcopal Church, and it is legally recognized as a separate entity by the State in which it geographically exists. Thus the Diocese of San Joaquin was recognized both as a diocese belonging to Province VIII of The Episcopal Church, and within California it was recognized as an unincorporated association by the State of California. An "unincorporated association" is just a gathering of two or more people to accomplish some lawful...
  • How to Follow the Canons in San Joaquin (Part I)

    05/17/2008 6:49:37 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 51+ views
    There seems to be so much confusion about what is going on in the Diocese of San Joaquin that it is probably too optimistic to expect that another post on the subject will assist anyone in understanding the situation. In considering how to approach the subject, and on how to place the current lawsuit in context, it occurred to me that one viewpoint that has not yet been seen is that of a chancellor's advice to a Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church who genuinely wants to honor and to follow TEC's Constitution and Canons. So let the following memorandum...
  • The Myanmar Cyclone Disaster - May 2008

    05/12/2008 7:45:24 AM PDT · by Huber · 4 replies · 140+ views
    Diocese of Litchfield ^ | 5/11/08 | Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, Bishop of Shrewsbury
    A sermon preached by the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, Bishop of Shrewsbury at a confirmation at Christ Church, Shelton and Oxon on 11th May 2008 As Delivered Scripture: Acts 2 1 - 21 There are inevitably two focuses to our worship today. Gathered here are the candidates for confirmation with families and friends. It’s a joyful occasion as we come to celebrate with them this stage in their spiritual life. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we don’t face the fact that the other factor behind our worship today is the plight of those people in Myanmar (the place...
  • Conservative bishops head for Lambeth

    05/11/2008 7:43:04 PM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 39+ views
    The Church Times ^ | May 9, 2008 | by a staff reporter
    IT IS becoming clear that the conservative case is going to be well represented at the forthcoming Lambeth Conference in Canterbury. At least two conservative bishops have confirmed that they will be attending, with the express purpose of promoting their cause. One is the Presiding Bishop of the Southern Cone, the Most Revd Greg Venables. He told The Times that he would attend both the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in June and the Lambeth Conference in July. Bishop Venables has been censured in recent weeks for ministering to congregations in Canada and San Joaquin, in the US, without the...
  • Rector’s Journal: Hope For an Amicable Parting

    05/11/2008 7:32:55 PM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 42+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | May 8, 2008 | Reverend Matthew Kennnedy
    The meeting went very well. We arrived ready to offer half of a six hundred thousand dollar bequest in exchange for a diocesan agreement to quit any claim to parish property. Property prices in Central New York are quite low compared to those in Virginia and elsewhere so the offer was a generous one. The amount offered would, we would later (after a joint appraisal) discover, fall just under fair market value. But, we reasoned, this first meeting was just the beginning of negotiations and we were ready to offer more if necessary. It did not prove necessary. Bishop Adams...
  • Philippi or Corinth: Where is the Anglican Communion? A Response to Graham Kings

    05/11/2008 7:29:14 PM PDT · by Huber · 2 replies · 30+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | Thursday, May 8, 2008 | David Ould
    If the Anglican Communion is to be "in Philippi", and I agree with Kings that it is, then it is time to obey God fully and send the dogs, the enemies of the gospel, away from the table. The problem with Lambeth is that Euodia and Synthyche would have to share their Sunday roast with wolves despite the Philippian church being told that they should do no such thing. There is, of course, an alternative. There is another gospel table where the dogs are not invited but Euodia and Syntyche sit side by side. At GAFCON evangelicals and anglo-catholics will...
  • Jefferts-Schori - Same sex blessings - not this year...but in our lifetimes

    05/05/2008 4:47:21 AM PDT · by Huber · 7 replies · 73+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 5/4/08
    ...from the PB’s visit to St. Thomas in Dallas: Another gay audience member who said he met his partner of 10 years at St. Thomas asked when the couple will be able to walk down the aisle together and have their relationship blessed by the church. “I don’t think it’s going to happen this year,” Jefferts Schori said, adding that the national church’s General Convention undoubtedly will revisit the issue when it meets again in 2009. “I think it certainly will happen in our lifetimes.” “I certainly hope that we can expand our awareness enough to see that God is...
  • Presiding Bishop writes to the House of Bishops

    04/30/2008 9:22:34 AM PDT · by Huber · 9 replies · 62+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 4/30/08 | Katherine Jefferts Schori
    The following letter was sent to the House of Bishops at 10:30 am this morning. April 30, 2008 For the House of Bishops Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Inasmuch as the past several weeks have involved some significant situations, I thought it would be helpful to review and comment on process. First, regarding deposition for “abandonment of the communion of The Episcopal Church,” it is important to remember that such an act is not by definition punitive, but does give formal recognition to a reality already taking place. Once the Title IV Review Committee has certified that a bishop...
  • Williams won't allow Robinson to function as priest in England

    04/30/2008 9:19:08 AM PDT · by Huber · 12 replies · 67+ views
    Citing fears of creating a controversy, Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury has refused to grant Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the right to preach or preside at the eucharist in England. Robinson received the news in an email yesterday morning. Sources familiar with the email say Williams cites the Windsor Report and recent statements from the Primates Meeting in refusing to grant Robinson permission to exercise his priestly functions during his current trip to England, or during the trip he plans during the Lambeth Conference in July and August. The Windsor Report does not discuss the ordination of...
  • Archbishop Venables Predicts End Of Anglican Communion

    04/30/2008 9:15:38 AM PDT · by Huber · 7 replies · 60+ views
    Anglican Journal ^ | 4/29/08 | Anne Fletcher
    Delta, B.C. The South American primate who has welcomed dissenting Canadian Anglican parishes into his province says he sees the beginning of the end of the world-wide Anglican Communion. “I believe we’re in the early stages of divorce,” Archbishop Gregory Venables, presiding (national) bishop of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone, told a news conference during a meeting of the Anglican Network in Canada from April 25 to 26. “I think there comes a point when a marriage is no longer a marriage and you have to recognize it,” he said. But Archbishop Venables suggested that Anglican churches could...
  • Amid Turmoil, PB Visits Dallas

    04/29/2008 7:40:33 PM PDT · by Huber · 6 replies · 99+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | 4/29/08 | Greg Griffith
    "Coming here to bless a garden, especially at this time in the history of humanity, when we're focused on how the church can be a more proactive voice in caring for the rest of creation, is an important message," she said before the service. Bishop Jefferts Schori, 54, leads a church that is at odds with much of the Anglican Communion and faces revolt internally. The Episcopal Church has seen conservative congregations – and one California diocese – depart over what they say is its liberal drift, particularly the acceptance of openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson. "We're struggling over the...
  • Gene Robinson: “It is a sin to treat me this way”

    04/29/2008 7:35:23 PM PDT · by Huber · 25 replies · 121+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | Jackie Bruchi
    I can't decide if Gene Robinson should be made an honorary member of Herman's Hermits (second verse same as the first) or just be named Crybaby of the Decade. Sure does a lot of book tours for someone who wants to just be a simple country bishop. Can't you just hear the heavy sigh? Robinson is in London to promote his new book, In The Eye of the Storm. It is a spiritual memoir aimed, he says, at showing that he is more than "a one issue guy". The last of its five sections, however, sets a course for the...
  • That Spark of Beauty that Gives Glory to God

    04/27/2008 4:37:52 AM PDT · by Huber · 4 replies · 38+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 4/26/08 | by 30Days staff, Massimo Lippi
    "Close to Siena station there is a very modern bridge over the road. For a few minutes, in the morning, if one looks at the protective netting against the light, one sees that the sun adorns it with a geometric charm in the shape of little stars. Those stars are very similar to Romanesque, Gothic and Late Gothic decorations. On that bridge there is already the phantasmal projection of an art work. This gift of God that is light strikes an anonymous industrial product. Precisely at this time of paroxistic bombardment with images those stars are a very great clue...
  • Presiding Bishop Plans to Try Bishop Duncan before the Lambeth Conference

    03/16/2008 4:53:40 AM PDT · by Huber · 9 replies · 191+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | March 15, 2008 | Matt Kennedy
    Presiding Bishop Plans to Try Bishop Duncan before the Lambeth Conference The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church plans to poll the House of Bishops in April 2008 for approval of a plan to move the possible deposition of Bishop Bob Duncan of Pittsburgh forward from September 2008 to May 2008. This was announced at the post-meeting press conference yesterday. Bishops Ed Little, Roskam, Curry, and Alvarez were among those present at the conference. The reasons for this move have not been made public, however, the effect of such a move is clear. The Lambeth Conference begins in July. Were...
  • David Ould The Lambeth Decision: A Sydney Briefing

    03/16/2008 4:50:57 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 102+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | March 15, 2008
    The Anglican Church League in Sydney bring full details of a briefing meeting held this past Friday, organised by the Dean Philip Jensen. We are grateful to them for permission to reproduce their report and the links to all 4 presentations. Dean Phillip JensenAudio and PDF files of Friday’s Lambeth Decision Briefing called by Dean Phillip Jensen, and held in the Chapter House of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, are now available, courtesy of All very helpful in understanding the crisis facing the Anglican Communion. The topic of the briefing was – ‘The Lambeth Decision: Refining or Redefining Anglicanism?’ The...
  • Peoples’ Secretary for Progress and Justice (Beers) Silences Reactionary Fundamentalist Wreckers

    03/16/2008 4:43:37 AM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 118+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | March 15, 2008
    Peoples’ Secretary for Progress and Justice (Beers) Silences Reactionary Fundamentalist Wreckers Episcopal News Service March 15, 2008 House of Bishops’ votes valid, chancellor confirms [Episcopal News Service] The Presiding Bishop’s chancellor has confirmed the validity of votes taken in the House of Bishops on March 12, correcting an erroneous report published online March 14 by The Living Church News Service. Chancellor David Booth Beers said votes consenting to the deposition of bishops John-David Schofield and William Cox conformed to the canons. “In consultation with the House of Bishops’ parliamentarian prior to the vote,” Beers said, “we both agreed that the...
  • The Decision to Allow Performances of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the University of Notre Dame

    03/14/2008 4:43:24 PM PDT · by Huber · 27 replies · 632+ views
    Trinity Communications ^ | March 14, 2008 | Bishop John M. D’Arcy
    Reverend John Jenkins, CSC, and I have been in communication about his decision to allow performances of “The Vagina Monologues” at Notre Dame. I am grateful to Father Jenkins for the extensive time he has put into our conversation and correspondence on these matters over the last two months, and I have taken care in this statement to present his position accurately in order to make a fair response. Father Jenkins has informed me that, while he thinks that this play is a bad play, he believes that permitting its performance under certain conditions, namely, in an academic building without...
  • "The Abusive Exploitation of the Human Religious Sentiment" - "Political Religion"

    03/12/2008 5:41:56 PM PDT · by Huber · 11 replies · 460+ views
    Intercollegiate Studies Institute ^ | March 12, 2008 | Daniel J. Mahoney
    "The Abusive Exploitation of the Human Religious Sentiment": Michael Burleigh as Historian of "Political Religion" Michael Burleigh, a distinguished English historian, is the author of a remarkable trilogy on the "political religions" that have been the scourge of late modernity. In his authoritative The Third Reich: A New History (2000)1 Burleigh studied Nazi Germany as a form of totalitarian society. In doing so, he rehabilitated the category of "political religion" as the indispensable interpretive framework for deciphering the National Socialist enigma. That book provides a detailed account of the "moral breakdowns and transformations of an advanced industrial society," one where...
  • The Spiritual Animal: Sacramental Nature of Church Art and Architecture

    02/09/2008 7:04:29 PM PST · by Huber · 3 replies · 73+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | by David W. Fagerberg
    Honesty compels me to admit the peculiarity of someone like me writing on sacred architecture.1 it's like Helen Keller giving a tour of the Louvre. It's like Ray Charles painting your portrait. It's like the deaf Beethoven teaching my son's aural skills class. I protest to my friends that although I lack an aesthetic capacity, I have learned to live with it, the way an adult who can't read has learned to survive in society. The reader should therefore not look here for architectural detail, but rather for something that lies deeper. I should like to think about the theological...
  • For Those Who Accuse Fox News of Conservative Reporting, Read This

    02/03/2008 7:53:18 AM PST · by Huber · 29 replies · 52+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/3/08
    "Huckabee Says He’s ‘Going the Distance,’ Will Not Quit." "Romney and his strategists have said Huckabee could split the conservative vote, a bloc Romney is courting heavily. He wants to consolidate support among that group as McCain comes under fire from the far right for being too moderate on illegal immigration and other hot-button issues." Click through to read the article
  • Pittsburgh bishop has abandoned communion of Episcopal Church, Title IV Review Committee says

    01/18/2008 4:13:48 AM PST · by Huber · 20 replies · 287+ views
    Episcopal News Service (Public Relations Organ) ^ | January 15, 2008 | The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg
    [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church's Title IV Review Committee has certified that Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan has abandoned the communion of the church. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori informed Duncan on January 15 of the certification and sent him a copy. Her letter told Duncan that she sought the canonically required permission from the House's three senior bishops with jurisdiction to inhibit him, based on the certification, from the performance of any episcopal, ministerial or canonical acts. "On 11 January 2008 they informed me that such consents would not be given at this time by all...