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  • Episcopal bishop opens door to Catholics

    10/30/2009 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies · 931+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 30, 2009 | Matthew Hay Brown
    In the wake of Vatican plans to make it easier for Episcopalians to become Catholic, the Episcopal bishop of Maryland would like to make one point clear: The door swings both ways. Lost in talk of the splintering of the Anglican Communion, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton says, is the appeal that the 45,000-member Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has held for former Roman Catholics and others looking for a big-tent church. While attention focused on the conversion en masse last month of a Catonsville-based order of Episcopal nuns to the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has received...
  • Lambeth Palace's great fear: the loss of a diocesan bishop and his best priests

    10/28/2009 8:00:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 574+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/27/2009 | Damian Thompson
    [UPDATE: Lambeth Palace has denied reports that there is to be an emergency meeting of Church of England bishops to discuss the Pope's offer tomorrow.] Here’s what I think Dr Rowan Williams is most worried about as the reality of the Pope’s offer sinks in: the prospect of the Bishop of Chichester and many of his clergy signing up to the new Ordinariate. Bishop John Hind put out a statement today which denies that he is about to become a Roman Catholic. Read between the lines, though. It doesn’t mean that he won’t join the new Papal structure in the...
  • Pennsylvania Episcopal church considers future after Anglican provision announcement

    10/27/2009 1:07:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies · 818+ views
    cna ^ | October 27, 2009
    Philadelphia, Pa., Oct 27, 2009 / 04:49 am (CNA).- A Pennsylvania Episcopal church which joyously greeted the announcement of a provision to assist Anglicans who wish to become Catholic could be among the first to take advantage of the church structure put forward by Pope Benedict XVI.The Church of the Good Shepherd, an Episcopalian parish in the Philadelphia Maine Line suburbs, is an “Anglo-Catholic” parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. According to the Rosemont Journal, its liturgy is celebrated in the “high church” style reminiscent of traditional Catholic churches: with incense, elaborate vestments, and a choir that may sing...
  • Catholic Church Makes 'Stunning' Move

    10/20/2009 4:49:46 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 11 replies · 737+ views
    AOL News ^ | 10/20/09 | JAMES GRAFF
    (Oct. 20) -- The number of married Catholic priests could grow sharply as the result of the Vatican's epochal decision to welcome thousands of disaffected Anglicans and Episcopalians into the Catholic Church. At press conferences in Rome and London on Tuesday, Vatican officials announced that the Church would set up a special canonical structure that will ease the conversion of members of the Anglican Communion without them having to give up what the Vatican called "the distinctive Anglican spiritual and liturgical patrimony." That means not only a body of prayers and hymns, but also a tradition of married priests and...
  • Set up & Take down, Sunday service (The Portable Church)

    10/12/2009 3:48:42 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 2 replies · 309+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZgJbycT-zg
  • A Fresh Look at Nebraska Man (how the evos used this fraud to change American education policy)

    09/25/2009 9:04:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 20 replies · 1,786+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Andrew Sibley
    Wolf and Mellett in their Talk origins paper, The Role of ‘Nebraska man’ in the creation-evolution debate,[1] claim Nebraska man was a careless mistake by an honest scientist. However, the evidence suggests that Osborn deliberately overstated the find because the theory of evolution was centre stage in a struggle for control of education policy in America...
  • READ ALL ABOUT IT... The News You May Have Missed

    09/19/2009 3:44:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 762+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | September 16, 2009
    Feeling Profoundly Secular France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy recently announced to the world that Pope Benedict XVI has forcibly driven her away from the Catholic Church. The Italian-born former supermodel and third wife of Nicolas Sarkozy accused the Pope of "damaging" countries in Africa with his stance on condom use, apparently a reference to the Pope's remark during his March trip that the AIDS pandemic "can't be resolved with the distribution of condoms; on the contrary, there is the risk of increasing the problem." Bruni-Sarkozy told the women's magazine Femme Actuelle, "I was born Catholic, I was baptized, but in...
  • Rwandan Archbishop encourages people to "come back to Jesus" during visit (Anglican Open)

    09/18/2009 12:50:25 PM PDT · by mnehring · 3 replies · 271+ views
    LONGMONT — One of the founders of the Anglican Mission in the Americas is in Colorado this week to encourage people to turn to Christ. Rwandan Archbishop Emman-uel Kolini, who is staying with a Longmont family this week, will deliver a sermon Sunday morning in Broomfield. The service is open to the public. “He’s seen as our spiritual father in terms of the formation of this church,” said the Rev. Gerry Schnackenberg, senior pastor of Epiphany Anglican Fellowship, which has worship sites in Longmont, Broomfield, Lakewood and north Boulder. “He really had the vision and courage to go against the...
  • Episcopalian Religious Community Enters the Catholic Church in Maryland

    09/08/2009 9:54:48 PM PDT · by ak267 · 5 replies · 556+ views
    EWTN ^ | 09/08/2009 | ak267
    Ten religious sisters and a priest who were formerly part of an Episcopal religious community were received into full communion with the Catholic Church at a Mass in Maryland on Thursday. One sister said God will use them to bring unity to the Church. The women were members of the Society of All Saints’ Sisters of the Poor. The former Episcopal priest, Fr. Warren Tanghe, was their chaplain. “We know our beliefs and where we are,” the sisters’ superior, Mother Christina Christie, told the Baltimore Sun. “We were drifting farther apart from the more liberal road the Episcopal Church is...
  • hbishop O’Brien welcomes 10 Episcopal nuns, priest into Catholic Church

    09/04/2009 8:30:38 AM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 11 replies · 1,118+ views
    The Catholic Review ^ | Sept. 3, 2009 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    A spiritual journey that began seven years ago ended in the sanctuary of a Catonsville convent Sept. 3 when 10 Episcopal nuns and their priest chaplain were received into full communion with the Catholic Church. In administering the sacrament of confirmation, Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien traced a cross on the foreheads of each candidate as he anointed them with sacred chrism oil and called on them to be sealed with the Holy Spirit. The sisters then renewed their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as some 120 worshipers looked on.
  • Episcopal nuns join Catholic Church

    09/04/2009 8:13:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 1,476+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 4, 2009
    Churches and whole dioceses have left the Episcopal Church since the 2003 consecretation of an openly gay bishop brought a lonstanding divide over homosexuality within the nation's sixth-largest Protestant denomination out into the open. But on Thursday, 10 Episcopal nuns from a Catonsville convent took what scholars say is the unprecedented step of joining the Catholic Church. At a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, each vowed to continue their tradition of consecrated life, now as a religious institute within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. "We know our beliefs and where we are," Mother Christina Christie, superior of All Saints...
  • 10 Episcopal nuns in Archdiocese of Baltimore to join Catholic Church

    08/27/2009 7:40:43 AM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 6 replies · 874+ views
    The Catholic Review ^ | Aug. 27, 2009 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    After seven years of prayer and discernment, a community of Episcopal nuns and their chaplain will be received into the Roman Catholic Church during a Sept. 3 Mass celebrated by Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien. The archbishop will welcome 10 sisters from the Society of All Saints’ Sisters of the Poor when he administers the sacrament of confirmation and the sisters renew their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in the chapel of their Catonsville convent. Episcopal Father Warren Tanghe will also be received into the church and is discerning the possibility of becoming a Catholic priest. Mother Christina Christie, superior...
  • Lutherans Prepare To Vote On Accepting Gay Clergy

    08/16/2009 6:46:03 PM PDT · by lightman · 31 replies · 1,113+ views
    Lutherans Concerned-North America ^ | 15 August AD 2009 | Barbara Bradley Hagerty
    Lutherans Prepare To Vote On Accepting Gay Clergy by Barbara Bradley Hagerty National Public Radio, August 15, 2009 First it was the Episcopalians, now it's the Lutherans. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — one of the largest Christian churches — is on the brink of sanctioning gay clergy members. When more than 1,000 members of the clergy and lay people begin a weeklong meeting in Minneapolis on Monday, they will be asked to decide whether to change their policy and allow pastors in gay relationships to serve in the ministry. What's remarkable is that this once incendiary issue has...
  • Gay, lesbian priests nominated for bishop

    08/02/2009 11:09:52 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 6 replies · 796+ views
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | August 3, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Gay, lesbian priests nominated for bishop LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two Episcopal priests in same-gender relationships are among the nominees for assistant bishop of Los Angeles, officials said Sunday. The Rev. John L. Kirkley of San Francisco and the Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool of Maryland will be among six candidates on the ballot when lay people and clergy vote in December, despite a long-standing request from world Anglican leaders for a moratorium on consecrating openly gay bishops. Los Angeles Bishop Jon Bruno said in a statement Sunday that he was "pleased by the wide diversity" of the nominees. Separately, the...
  • L.A. Episcopal leaders nominate 2 openly gay, lesbian priests as bishops

    08/02/2009 5:13:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies · 2,397+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 2, 2009 | Duke Helfand
    Episcopal Church leaders in Los Angeles today nominated an openly gay priest and an openly lesbian priest as bishops, becoming one of the first dioceses in the national church to test a controversial new policy that lifted a de facto ban on gays and lesbians in the ordained hierarchy. The nominations of the Rev. John L. Kirkley of San Francisco and the Rev. Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool of a Baltimore-based diocese are likely to further inflame theological conservatives in the U.S. church and their global partners in the Anglican Communion, who have repeatedly warned about the repercussions of such action....
  • Responding to Episcopalians, Archbishop of Canterbury proposes ‘two-track’ church

    07/29/2009 7:51:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 725+ views
    cna ^ | July 29, 2009
    Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams London, England, Jul 29, 2009 / 03:21 am (CNA).- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, head cleric in the Church of England, has responded to the Episcopal Church’s decision to allow the ordination of homosexual bishops. Saying that a change in Anglican teaching, if necessary, would require broader agreement, he proposed a “two-track” church structure which recognizes “two ways of being Anglican.”On July 14, the Episcopal Church’s General Convention voted to approve homosexual bishops. It was seen as a rejection of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s and the Anglican Communion’s call for a moratorium on the...
  • Priest: Jesus Led Me To Islam

    07/29/2009 6:44:36 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 40 replies · 1,339+ views
    ABC News ^ | 29 July 09 | Unknown
    http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=8187893
  • Anglican Church may have 'two track' structure

    07/27/2009 12:44:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 628+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 7/27/9 | MEERA SELVA, Associated Press Writer
    LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) -- The Anglican Church may have to accept a "two track" communion in which believers can hold different opinions about gay clergy and same-sex unions, the Archbishop of Canterbury said Monday in a bid to keep the church unified. Rowan Williams outlined his thoughts on the future of the deeply divided church on his Web site a few days after the U.S. Episcopalian church authorized bishops to bless same-sex unions and research an official prayer for the ceremonies. The move dismayed more traditional members of the Anglican Church, and Williams, the church's spiritual leader, is now...
  • The Apostasy Of The Episcopal Church

    07/26/2009 5:45:52 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 353+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/26/2009 | Terry L. Brown
    Apostasy is a strong word. It is a word with a direct correlation with the Anti-Christ. Hence, it should not be used lightly in connection with a person, church, or denomination. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 says: “Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come (the second coming of Christ) unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God” (NASU). The...
  • Obituary: The Episcopal Church in the United States (1789-2009) Cause of Death: Suicide

    07/25/2009 8:41:24 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 17 replies · 396+ views
    The Episcopal Church in the United States took another major step toward ensuring its own demise last week, by adopting a resolution endorsing the ordination of homosexuals as clergy and bishops. The resolution, adopted at the denomination’s General Convention, said that “gay and lesbian persons . . . have responded to God’s call and have exercised various ministries,” and declared that “God has called and may call such individuals, to any ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.” The resolution was widely interpreted as abandoning a moratorium on the ordination of homosexual bishops that was adopted after the furor surrounding the...