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  • Breakaway Anglican Groups Invited to Form New Alliance

    06/06/2007 8:53:13 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 475+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Mon, Jun. 04 2007 07:09 AM ET | Lillian Kwon
    Breakaway Anglican Groups Invited to Form New Alliance http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070604/27766_Orthodox_Anglicans_to_Initiate_Talks_on_Forming_'Anglican_Union'.htm http://tinyurl.com/37dsm9 By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter Mon, Jun. 04 2007 07:09 AM ET The head of a conservative Anglican network in the United States has invited major breakaway Anglican groups to up the level of their partnership for a united Anglicanism in North America as some predict a split in the Anglican Communion. Bishop Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh, moderator of the Anglican Communion Network, called for a Sept. 25-28 meeting to initiate discussion of creating an "Anglican Union" among the partners. The creation of the union would be a step...
  • Canada Catholics 'ordain' women (self-excommunicating Catholic alert!)

    05/28/2007 1:29:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 636+ views
    BBC ^ | May 28, 2007 | Lee Carter
    Bishop Patricia Fresen (right) led a similar ceremony in 2005 An ordination ceremony that openly defies Roman Catholic doctrine has taken place in Toronto. Five women and a married man, all Roman Catholics, have been ordained as priests and deacons by a female Catholic bishop. However, the Vatican says it will not recognise either the ordinations or the group carrying them out. The ordination ceremony was held at a Protestant church on the outskirts of Toronto known for its liberal views. Priestly 'sacrament' The building was packed with an enthusiastic congregation. They watched as Bishop Patricia Fresen, one of the...
  • Anglican Conflict: A Battle with 'Eternal Significance'

    05/27/2007 8:34:15 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 357+ views
    Christian Today ^ | Saturday, May 26, 2007, 12:39 (BST) | Lillian Kwon
    Anglican Conflict: A Battle with 'Eternal Significance' http://www.christiantoday.com/article/anglican.conflict.a.battle.with.eternal.significance/10915.htm http://tinyurl.com/2ndbyg by Lillian Kwon, Christian Today Correspondent Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2007, 12:39 (BST) The recent non-invitation of two wayward bishops to a decennial global Anglican meeting produced a media frenzy this week. But what does all this mean? "First of all, it is clear that the Archbishop of Canterbury faces an impossible task – he is confronted by two irreconcilable truth claims," stated Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns, newly installed missionary bishop of CANA (Convocation of Anglicans in North America) – an orthodox Anglican splinter group and offshoot of the Church of...
  • Episcopal break up?

    05/23/2007 8:41:01 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 582+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/23/2007 | Our Sunday Visitor
    Episcopal break up? http://www.catholic.org/views/views_news.php?id=24184 5/23/2007 Our Sunday Visitor One could argue that the Episcopal Church in the United States has been on the brink of disaster for years. Thomas Reeves, in his book The Empty Church: The Suicide of Liberal Christianity, quoted an observation made about the Episcopal Church in 1994 that seems no less true today: “The Episcopal Church is an institution in free fall. We have nothing to hold on to, no shared belief, no common assumptions, no agreed bottom line, no accepted definition of what an Episcopalian is or believes.” The Episcopal Church has been divided by...
  • No Lambeth Invitation for Bishop Robinson

    05/22/2007 2:57:39 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 5 replies · 492+ views
    The Living Church ^ | 5/22/2007 | The Rev. George Conger
    No Lambeth Invitation for Bishop Robinson http://www.livingchurch.org/publishertlc/viewarticle.asp?ID=3366 http://tinyurl.com/yoerxw 5/22/2007 The Bishop of New Hampshire will not be invited to participate in the 2008 Lambeth Conference, according to the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary of the Lambeth Conference. Invitations to the conference were mailed May 22 to more than 800 bishops of the Anglican Communion by the conference’s host, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. The Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns, Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) and the Rt. Rev. Charles Murphy and his suffragans, the bishops of the Anglican Mission in North America (AMiA) will not receive...
  • Katharine Jefferts Schori on the future of the Episcopal Church

    05/18/2007 7:44:40 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 11 replies · 882+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Eileen Flynn
    Katharine Jefferts Schori on the future of the Episcopal Church http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/faith/05/19/0519schori.html http://tinyurl.com/2vknks First woman to preside as bishop talks with Statesman religion reporter By Eileen Flynn American-Statesman Staff Saturday, May 19, 2007 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, addressed the graduates of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest on Tuesday in Northwest Austin. After the commencement, Jefferts Schori, the first woman to lead the national church, sat down with an American-Statesman reporter to talk about her denomination's challenges, including tensions within the 2.4 million-member American province and with Anglicans worldwide and her recent...
  • Climate Momentum Shifting: Prominent Scientists Reverse Belief in Man-made Global Warming ......

    05/16/2007 6:08:18 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies · 1,823+ views
    U.S.Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works ^ | May 15, 2007 | Posted by Marc Morano
    Growing Number of Scientists Convert to Skeptics After Reviewing New Research Following the U.S. Senate's vote today on a global warming measure (see today's AP article: Senate Defeats Climate Change Measure,) it is an opportune time to examine the recent and quite remarkable momentum shift taking place in climate science. Many former believers in catastrophic man-made global warming have recently reversed themselves and are now climate skeptics. The names included below are just a sampling of the prominent scientists who have spoken out recently to oppose former Vice President Al Gore, the United Nations, and the media driven “consensus” on...
  • Romney Addresses '07 Regent Graduates [some skeptical having a Mormon address Christian audience]

    05/07/2007 11:36:09 AM PDT · by bedolido · 297 replies · 3,255+ views
    cbn.com ^ | 5-7-2007 | John Jessup
    CBNNews.com - Virginia Beach, Va - Before the celebrating came the turning of tassels and accepting this charge: "I want you to strive for greatness through service," said CBN founder Pat Robertson. The largest class in Regent's history sang a hymn bowed their heads in prayer. "Father," prayed Pastor Jack Hayford. "We come with hearts of gratitude for each of these graduates." {snip} Some say they were initially skeptical about having a Mormon address a Christian audience. "There were some people who were alarmed," said Regent graduate Cassy McLauchlin. "I was surprised because I just didn't think he was the...
  • Orthodox Anglicans Take 'First Step' Away from Episcopal Church

    05/07/2007 11:03:59 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 12 replies · 702+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Lillian Kwon
    Orthodox Anglicans Take 'First Step' Away from Episcopal Church http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070507/27269_Orthodox_Anglicans_Take_'First_Step'_Away_from_Episcopal_Church.htm http://tinyurl.com/ywlc4m By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter Mon, May. 07 2007 06:43 AM ET WOODBRIDGE, Va. – The installation of a local minister who recently broke with the Episcopal Church and will now oversee other breakaway congregations was a unique and historic event and one that the Nigerian Anglican leader called "just the first step." "The journey ahead is long, the road ... rough, rugged," said Archbishop Peter J. Akinola of the Church of Nigeria, who defied top church leaders on Saturday and installed the Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns as...
  • McGreevey to Enter Episcopal Seminary

    05/04/2007 12:26:52 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 44 replies · 831+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 3, 2007 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The nation's first openly gay governor has become an Episcopalian and been accepted into a seminary, according to a published report. Former Gov. James E. McGreevey, who was raised as a Roman Catholic, was officially received into the Episcopal religion on Sunday at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York, said the Rev. Kevin Bean, vicar at the church. McGreevey has been accepted to study at the General Theological Seminary in New York, the oldest in the Episcopal Church, school spokesman Bruce Parker said Wednesday. Parker did not know whether the former governor wants to become a priest. ''Mr. McGreevey has...
  • McGreevey mulling Episcopal priesthood

    05/02/2007 11:11:59 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 98 replies · 2,008+ views
    star ledger ^ | 5-2-07 | Sapone
    McGreevey mulling Episcopal priesthood Posted by The Star-Ledger May 02, 2007 12:08PM Categories: News Patti Sapone/The Star-Ledger Former Gov. James E. McGreevey appears during custody proceedings in the Union County Courthouse last week.Former Gov. James E. McGreevey has started the process to become a priest in his newly adopted Episcopal faith and hopes to begin a three-year seminary program in the fall. McGreevey, who often described himself as a devout Catholic while in public office, was officially received into the Episcopal religion on Sunday, at St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan, and is now part of the church's "discernment" phase that...
  • Church History: America once an Episcopalian nation

    04/28/2007 2:30:05 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 62 replies · 803+ views
    Daily Citizen ^ | Friday, April 27, 2007 8:43 PM CDT | anon
    Church History: America once an Episcopalian nation http://www.thedailycitizen.com/articles/2007/04/28/news/features/features05.txt http://tinyurl.com/383b4f Friday, April 27, 2007 8:43 PM CDT Statistically no group of Christians held a greater influence over the founding and initial direction of the United States of America than the Episcopal Church. According to the website www.adherents.com, fifty-five percent of the founding fathers were Episcopalian. In addition, Episcopalians comprised thirty-two percent of all Supreme Court Justices and more than twenty-five percent of all presidents in the past two and a quarter centuries of American history. The Revolution may have been a “Presbyterian Parson's War,” as King George referred to it, but...
  • Episcopal Bishop says few leaving over same-sex issues

    04/27/2007 8:04:21 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 11 replies · 487+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 26, 2007 | STEVEN G. VEGH
    Episcopal Bishop says few leaving over same-sex issues http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=123562&ran=89412 By STEVEN G. VEGH, The Virginian-Pilot April 26, 2007 Last updated: 12:16 AM VIRGINIA BEACH - The Episcopal Church's presiding bishop on Wednesday downplayed the notion of a denominational schism over homosexuality, saying only a tiny fraction of congregations have moved to break away. In an interview, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said the congregations had "gotten a lot of attention and been very noisy," but accounted for less than 1 percent of the country's total number of parishes, which she put at 7,500. "The Episcopal Church is alive and well,"...
  • Gay Bishop Will Make Union with Partner Official

    04/27/2007 6:44:19 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 22 replies · 449+ views
    Belief Net ^ | 4-27-2007 | AP
    Gay Bishop Will Make Union with Partner Official http://www.beliefnet.com/story/217/story_21727_1.html Associated Press Concord, New Hampshire - The Rev. V. Gene Robinson became the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop. Now, he and his partner want to be among the first gay couples in New Hampshire to officially unite under a soon-to-be-signed civil unions law. New Hampshire is set to become the nation's fourth state to offer civil unions for gay couples after legislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday was sent to Gov. John Lynch, who has said he would sign it. "I think this moves us one step closer...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury announces plans to visit the Episcopal Church

    04/16/2007 2:42:53 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 426+ views
    Episcopal News Service ^ | April 16, 2007 | Mary Frances Schjonberg and Solange de Santis
    Archbishop of Canterbury announces plans to visit the Episcopal Church http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_84949_ENG_HTM.htm By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Solange de Santis April 16, 2007 [Episcopal News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, announced April 16 that he intends to visit the United States this autumn in response to the invitation from the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church. Speaking in a news conference in Toronto, Williams said he would make the visit together with members of the Standing Committee of the Primates, of which Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is a member, and the Anglican Consultative Council. "I look...
  • Episcopalians Begin Considering Response to Moratorium

    04/12/2007 11:47:13 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 506+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Thu, Apr. 12 2007 09:19 AM ET | Lillian Kwon
    Episcopalians Begin Considering Response to Moratorium http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070412/26840_Episcopalians_Begin_Considering_Response_to_Moratorium.htm http://tinyurl.com/2mzvet By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter Thu, Apr. 12 2007 09:19 AM ET Episcopal leaders have begun considering a potential response to requests from Anglican leaders to not consecrate another openly gay bishop. An appointed Executive Council work group convened for the first time early this month to begin discussion on a report responding to the communiqué that was issued by the Anglican Communion's Primates in February. The Episcopal Church was given a Sept. 30 deadline to respond to a moratorium on the consecration of gay bishops and the blessing of same-sex...
  • Fate of Episcopal Church Left to Anglican Leaders, Not Head

    04/10/2007 12:31:37 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 8 replies · 467+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Apr. 10, 2007 | Lillian Kwon
    Fate of Episcopal Church Left to Anglican Leaders, Not Head http://tinyurl.com/3dn5pf An Episcopal bishop recently revealed that the latest Anglican conference, while publicly centered on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, had a hidden agenda - concern over the issue of homosexuality. Tue, Apr. 10, 2007 Posted: 13:08:34 PM EST An Episcopal bishop recently revealed that the latest Anglican conference, while publicly centered on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, had a hidden agenda - concern over the issue of homosexuality. More than 400 people had convened in Boksburg, South Africa, last month for the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM)...
  • Primates push U.S. on sexuality

    04/02/2007 10:30:26 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 5 replies · 585+ views
    Anglican Journal ^ | Apr 1, 2007 | Marites N. Sison
    Primates push U.S. on sexuality http://www.anglicanjournal.com/issues/2007/133/apr/04/article/primates-push-us-on-sexuality/ http://tinyurl.com/3auuwb Americans given deadline to comply Marites N. Sison, staff writer Apr 1, 2007 Primates of the Anglican Communion have given the U.S. Episcopal Church until Sept. 30 to “make an unequivocal common covenant” that its bishops will bar same-sex blessings in their churches and that it would not consecrate another gay bishop “unless some new consensus on this matter emerges” across the Anglican world. Failure to comply would mean that “the relationship between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion as a whole remain damaged at best, and this has consequences for the...
  • Interfaith group braves storm in climate change trek

    03/16/2007 7:41:47 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 22 replies · 471+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2007 | Adam Gorlick
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. --As the world's warmest winter on record drew to an end with a weekend snow storm, a group of religious leaders started walking across the state Friday to bring attention to global warming. "People have been asking me what happens if it snows," said the Rev. Fred Small of the First Church Unitarian in Littleton. "I tell them: 'we walk.'" The nine-day haul from downtown Northampton to Copley Square in Boston was planned far before forecasts called for a weekend of snow and sleet just a few days before the start of spring. "It was windy and cold....
  • Williams: Church appears 'obsessed with sex'

    02/27/2007 11:01:51 AM PST · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 315+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1:19am GMT 27/02/2007 | Jonathan Petre
    Williams: Church appears 'obsessed with sex' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/02/27/nchurch27.xml http://tinyurl.com/2ox4ax By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent Last Updated: 1:19am GMT 27/02/2007 The Anglican Church appears to the outside world and to many of its own members, to be "obsessed with sex", the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, admitted to the General Synod yesterday. But the Archbishop argued that its bitter and prolonged dispute over homosexuality touched deeper issues, such as the way the worldwide Communion dealt with profound differences, which could not be easily avoided. It was "folly" to think a split in the Church over gays would leave a "neat and...