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  • Archbishop invites more young Christians to spend ‘a year in God’s time’

    12/19/2015 10:27:54 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 20 replies
    Lambeth Palace ^ | Thursday 17th December 2015 | Archbishop Justin Welby
    The Archbishop of Canterbury today welcomed a group of Shia theologians to Lambeth Palace at the culmination of three days of dialogue with Christian theologians, hosted by Harris Manchester College, Oxford and the British Council. Expressing his appreciation for this dialogue, Archbishop Justin Welby said: “At a time of increasing fear and division in the world, it is ever more important that people of faith, Christians and Muslims, come together to work towards the common good for the betterment of all. "As Anglicanism has its roots in the United Kingdom, and Shi’ism in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the...
  • The Angelican Wannabe Fallacy

    05/21/2014 9:36:13 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies ^ | May 20, 2014 | George Weigel
    Prior to April 27s canonization-doubleheader, I taped a lengthy interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, discussing both John XXIII and John Paul II. The ABC was kind enough to send transcripts of the programs it did on these giants of modern Catholicism, so I was able to read what others had to say about the Churchs two newest saints. Much of it was interesting, but some comments verged on the bizarre. Dr. Lavinia Byrne (for those unfamiliar with the higher echelons of the British Catholic commentariat) is a former nun whose refusal to concede that the question of ordaining women...
  • Woolwich: 'Soldier Dead After Terror Attack'

    05/22/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 103 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6:31pm UK, Wednesday 22 May 2013 | sky news
    A man reported to be a serving soldier is dead and two people have been shot in Woolwich, south east London, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack. Downing Street has called a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee after the incident in John Wilson Street, which David Cameron described as "truly shocking". Sky sources understand that senior police officers believe the killing was likely to be a politically-motivated Islamist terrorist attack. Dozens of weapons - including a number of knives - and pools of blood could be seen on the ground, where a...
  • The Campaign for Humanae Vitae

    07/25/2012 3:34:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 25, 2012 | Charles E. Rice
    The year 2018 will mark the 50th, or Golden, anniversary of Humanae Vitae (HV), in which Paul VI restated what had been, until 1930, an unbroken and universal Christian teaching. Today, on HV’s 44th anniversary, the Bellarmine Forum is launching The Campaign for Humanae Vitae. Our goal is to gather a million signatures on our petition conveying to the Holy Father and our bishops our prayerful gratitude, encouragement, and support for their efforts to preach and to defend this vital teaching of the Magisterium.Why now? Consider this: my colleague on the Notre Dame faculty, Professor Gary Gutting, has proclaimed in...
  • Children of the Reformation: A Short & Surprising History of Protestantism & Contraception

    11/13/2011 12:39:39 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    Free Dominion / Pincipled Conservative ^ | May 2007 | Allan Carlson
    It is a reckless analyst who risks reopening sixteenth-century disputes between Roman Catholics and the Protestant Reformers. I do so in the interest of a greater good, but my purpose is not to say who was right or who was wrong. I would simply like to explore why the Protestant churches maintained unity with the Catholic Church on the contraception question for four centuries, only to abandon this unity during the first half of the twentieth century. I write as a historian, not an advocate. (I am a cradle Lutheran.) Orders & Disorders To understand the change in Protestant thought...
  • The Washington Post on the evil of contraception

    10/23/2010 1:50:52 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 196 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post | March 22, 1931 | Editors
    Until the Anglican Lambeth Conference of 1930 no Christian denomination had ever said that contraception could ever be objectively right. The Washington Post, in an editorial on March 22, 1931, said of the Federal Council of Churches' endorsement of Lambeth: It is impossible to reconcile the doctrine of the divine institution of marriage with any modernistic plan for the mechanical regulation of or suppression of human life. The Church must either reject the plain teachings of the Bible or reject schemes for the scientific production of human souls. Carried to its logical conclusion, the committees report, if carried into...
  • "Little Lost Lambeth," What Christian Tradition, Lambeth Conference & Aldous Huxley have in common

    10/24/2010 12:04:01 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 3 replies
    Envoy Magazine ^ | Sept/Oct 1998 | Steven Kellmeyer
    Little Lost LambethBy Steven Kellmeyer Photography By Robert NeaseWhat do a 2000 year old Christian Tradition, the Anglican Lambeth Conference and English author Aldous Huxley have in common?... In 1930, the Anglican Church made a decision that proved tragic for the entire world. About the only two voices that realized the problem were, of course, the Catholic Church, and surprisingly, an agnostic. ...The agnostic was Aldous Huxley; his book, Brave New World, would constitute not only an incredibly prophetic description of the contracepting society, but also a deft parody of the Christian church which first legalized the idea. Prior to...
  • Traditional vs. Progressive -- Alliance Between Orthodox and Catholic to Give Europe Back Its Soul

    09/13/2010 2:52:09 PM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/12/2010 | Tancred
    [London/Rome] A few days from the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in Scotland and England, the "Number two" in the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Direcoter of the "Foreign Office" of the Moscow Patriarchate, will make his visit to Great Britain. On the 9th of September he will meet [has already met] in Lambeth Palace with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, the Primate of the Anglican Communion. In a certain way "he makes straight the way of the Pope", as the Pope's meeting on the 17th of September is described by Vaticanist Sandro Magister in the Weekly...
  • [Catholic/Anglican Caucus]What does it matter?" (Lambeth Outbrief)

    08/04/2008 4:21:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 97+ views
    Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina ^ | 8/3/2008 | (Episcopal) Bishop Mark Lawrence
    What does it matter? Just this, that Christ is proclaimed in every way (Philippians 1:18) Lambeth 2008 is finished. We have only the packing of our bags, some time to try to digest what is happening and then the flight back to Charleston on Tuesday. I am eager to return. This morning while saying Morning Prayer in my dorm room and having my meditation time before the final days session, I begin to write down a few impressions forming in my mind. Before the day was out I had read them before my Indaba Group and was later dragged reluctantly...

    08/04/2008 3:33:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 626+ views
    The Prayer Book Societies at Lambeth 2008 ^ | 7/28/2008 | Fr. George Westhaver
    AN INTERVIEW WITH THE MOST REVD. KALLISTOS WARE, ARCHBISHOP OF GREAT BRITAIN FOR THE ECUMENICALPATRIARCHATE AN INTERVIEW WITH THE MOST REVD. METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS WARE OF DIOKLEIA, TITULAR METROPOLITAN OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCATE IN GREAT BRITAIN. METROPOLITAN WARE IS ONE OF THE ECUMENICAL OBSERVERS AT THE LAMBETH CONFERENCE By Fr. George Westhaver GW - Bishop Kallistos, may I ask you how you understand the role of the ecumenical observers here at the Conference? KW - Well, most obviously it signifies that we are conscious that we are all members of one Body in Christ. There are visible divisions separating Christians,...
  • Going their own way, by God

    08/04/2008 8:31:33 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 4 replies · 121+ views
    The Economist ^ | 7-24-08
    The simplest way of describing the cracks running down the middle of the 80m-strong Anglican family is to say that the traditionalists, reflecting the conservative social mores of Africa, are at odds with liberals from the rich world, especially over the issue of homosexuality. To explain the Africans conservatism, many point out that they are on the front line of a contest with Islam; and that missionary work in Africa was carried out by evangelicals who reflect a rather fundamentalist strain of British Christianity. All that is correct up to a point, and it explains why bishops from Kenya, Nigeria,...
  • Episcopalians remain divided over issue of gay clergy

    08/03/2008 1:55:39 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 33 replies · 653+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 3, 2008 | Tracy Simmons
    It's not about gays. Episcopalians keep insisting it's not. But, as American Episcopal bishops return home from an international religious conference this week, it's clear that the "gay issue" is one that continues to split the Episcopal church. Since the 2003 consecration of the first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson, Anglicans have been divided over their approach to gay priests, gay marriage and who holds ultimate authority in the communion of 77 million followers around the world. The once-a-decade Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England, which ends today, showed no ability to suture those wounds. Although the conference was not...
  • Anglican leader urges ban on gay bishops

    08/03/2008 10:09:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 270+ views
    <p>New York (AP) -- The spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans is urging an extended ban on consecrating another gay bishop until their troubled fellowship can be healed.</p> <p>Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams made the plea Sunday, the final day of the Lambeth Conference, the once-a-decade Anglican meeting in Canterbury, England.</p>
  • Endless debate on sexuality is exposing Anglicans to ridicule as the Gay Church

    08/01/2008 10:44:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 531+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/2/2008 | Ruth Gledhill
    Bishops meeting in Canterbury say confidence is being damaged as the Anglican Communion is ridiculed as 'the Gay Church' The Anglican Communion is ridiculed as the Gay Church and is losing members over homosexuality, say bishops meeting in Canterbury. Mission is being damaged and confidence in the validity of the Anglican Communion is being hurt, they say. The bishops comments appear in a draft of the final Reflections document of the Lambeth Conference. About 670 bishops from 38 provinces worldwide have contributed to the document after meeting in African-style indaba, or discussion, groups during the 2 week conference at Kent...
  • Condemn homosexuality, Vatican official tells Lambeth conference

    08/01/2008 6:04:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 73+ views
    Guardian ^ | July 31, 2008 | Riazat Butt
    Homosexuality is a disordered behaviour that must be condemned, a Vatican official said yesterday.Walter Cardinal Kasper made the remarks during an address at the Lambeth conference, the once-a-decade gathering of the world's Anglican bishops in Canterbury.Kasper, who is president of the pontifical council for promoting christian unity, reminded delegates of the catechism of the Roman Catholic church on homosexuality: "This teaching is founded in the Old and New Testament and the fidelity to scripture and to Apostolic tradition is absolute."Quoting from a key document on Anglican and Catholic relations he said: "Homosexuality is a disordered behaviour. The activity must be...
  • US female bishop Catherine Roskam: male prelates 'beat up wives' [Ecumenical]

    07/31/2008 6:56:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies · 352+ views
    Times Online ^ | July 31, 208 | Ruth Gledhill
    The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has challenged an American woman bishop to produce evidence to back up her claim that bishops beat their wives. Other bishops also criticised the US Episcopal Church's Bishop Catherine Roskam after she said at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury that men beat women "because they can". She said: "We have 700 men here. Do you think any of them beat their wives? Chances are they do. The most devout Christians beat their wives... many of our bishops come from places where it is culturally accepted to beat your wife." About 670 bishops, nearly...
  • Cardinal to Lambeth Conference: "I'm Not Gloomy" [Ecumenical]

    07/28/2008 4:30:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 135+ views
    zna ^ | July 28, 2008
    CANTERBURY, England, JULY 28, 2008 ( The archbishop of Westminster says he is not skeptical about the ecumenical dialogue going on between the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor affirmed this Friday when he addressed the Lambeth Conference -- the Anglican once-a-decade meeting under way through Aug. 4. The cardinal looked at the history of the dialogue between the two groups, focusing on the work of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission. He acknowledged that the initial progress made by that commission brought greater expectations than successive steps have elicited. "The initial hope had been that some concrete...
  • BREAKING: Traditional Anglicans Hear More From Rome

    07/27/2008 10:46:05 AM PDT · by tcg · 99+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/28/08 | Randy Sly
    For several years reports have been floating around the Internet about an independent group The Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) seeking full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Some within the Roman Catholic Church as well as other Anglican groups quickly dismissed the seriousness with which the Holy See would be viewing this. The TAC recently released a letter they received from Cardinal Levada of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the office responsible for such relationships. The communiqu made it very clear, without going into specific, that the request from the TAC is being seriously scrutinized....
  • Uninvited, Gay Bishop Attends Conference Anyway

    07/26/2008 6:36:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 310+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2008-07-26 | Mary Jordan
    CANTERBURY, England -- Gene Robinson's bodyguard didn't have to worry this time. The 40-year-old man who rushed over to Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the worldwide Anglican church, just wanted to shake his hand. "Thank you for bringing the church into the 21st century, for moving things forward," said Martin MacCiarrain, a government employee. The bodyguard, a retired policeman who trails the American bishop because of death threats, eased back. On Sunday during a sermon Robinson delivered in London, a long-haired man had suddenly leapt up screaming at the American bishop: "Repent! Repent!" Since Robinson, 61, was consecrated...
  • Conscience and logic: I can do no other (Anglican- Lambeth)

    07/23/2008 7:48:28 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 9 replies · 120+ views
    Lapido Media ^ | July 23, 2008 | Jenny Taylor
    The Bishop of Rochester Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, one of just two bishops in the Church of England to boycott the Lambeth Conference entirely, insisted today that he is being true to biblical authority. Explaining a decision that he admits has been painful for a man who sought refuge in Britain from persecution, and who has been at the heart of the two previous convocations at Canterbury first as Coordinator in 1988 and then as a Member of the Steering Committee in 1998 - he said it was a matter of conscience and logic. He said that persistent false teaching...
  • Lambeth Update: A Catholic Cardinal speaks the Truth in Love

    07/23/2008 4:49:10 PM PDT · by tcg · 4 replies · 74+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/24/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    We are not contending against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Eph 6:12). This combat rages fiercely even today, aided and abetted by well-known secret sects, Satanic groups and New Age movements, to mention but a few, and reveals many ugly heads of the hideous anti-God monster: among them are notoriously secularism, which seeks to build a Godless society; spiritual indifference, which is insensitive to transcendental values; and relativism, which is contrary to the permanent tenets of the Gospel. All...

    07/23/2008 9:57:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 72+ views
    Rorate Coeli ^ | 7/23/2008 | Cardinal Ivan Dias
    LAMBETH CONFERENCE 2008MISSION, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EVANGELISATION Cardinal Ivan DiasPrefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Rome “This is indeed the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps 118:24). At the very outset, I want to thank His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury for his kind invitation to address this august Conference. I sincerely appreciate your warm welcome, which echoes the words of the psalmist: “How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Ps 133:1). CHRIST’S MANDATE TO EVANGELISE The theme of this...
  • Statement of the Sudanese Bishops to the Lambeth Conference on the ECS Position on Human Sexuality

    07/22/2008 12:41:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 55+ views
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | 7/22/2008 | Most Revd Dr Daniel Deng Bul
    July 2008 In view of the present tensions and divisions within the Anglican Communion, and out of deep concern for the unity of the Church, we consider it important to express clearly the position of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan (ECS) concerning human sexuality. We believe that God created humankind in his own image; male and female he created them for the continuation of humankind on earth. Women and men were created as Gods agents and stewards on earth We believe that human sexuality is Gods gift to human beings which is rightly ordered only when expressed within the...
  • Will More Anglicans become Catholics through the 'Pastoral Provision'?

    07/19/2008 5:47:00 AM PDT · by tcg · 25 replies · 40+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/19/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    As many of the Bishops of the Anglican Communion meet at their Lambeth conference, Christians throughout the world pray and watch with deep concern. The global Anglican communion and its American expression, the Episcopal Church, has been beset with division arising concerning fundamental doctrinal issues which, to orthodox Christians whether they are Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant, derive from the very heart of the Christian revelation. The late Servant of God, Pope John Paul II responded to the growing requests from priests, deacons and the lay faithful of the Anglican Communion, and its expression in the United States the Episcopal Church....
  • Vatican Regret at Anglican Vote to Ordain Female Bishops

    07/08/2008 7:44:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 160 replies · 220+ views
    Vatican Radio ^ | July 8, 2008
    (8 July 08 - RV) The Vatican Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity issued a Statement Tuesday regarding recent events within the Anglican Communion. The Council is headed by Cardinal Walter Kasper. The statement reads: “We have regretfully learned of the Church of England vote to pave the way for the introduction of legislation which will lead to the ordaining of women to the Episcopacy. The Catholic position on the issue was clearly expressed by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. Such a decision signifies a breaking away from the apostolic tradition maintained by all of the Churches...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams warns rebels over Church of England split

    07/01/2008 10:03:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies · 76+ views
    Telegraph ^ | July 1, 2008 | George Pitcher, Religion Editor, and Graham Tibbetts
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has rounded on rebel Anglicans seeking to bypass his authority over issues such as homosexuality and women priests. Dr Rowan Williams adopted unusually forthright language to accuse the hardline traditionalists of lacking legitimacy One of his staff even suggested the rebels were becoming a "Protestant sect". The Archbishop's comments follow the creation at the weekend of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (Foca), a global network for millions of Anglicans unhappy at the ordination of the openly homosexual Bishop of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson. Dr Williams called for patience from those who want to create an...
  • C of E bishop will defect to Rome

    06/27/2008 6:20:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 102 replies · 225+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | June 26, 2008 | Damian Thompson
    At least one Church of England bishop will defect to Rome soon after the Lambeth Conference, I gather from Anglo-Catholic sources. And there could be more to follow. I can't tell you much more than that at the moment, because the negotiations with Rome are so sensitive - and the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, who distrust Anglican traditionalists, are quite capable of throwing a spanner in the works.It's shaming to have to admit that the bishops of my own Church are the chief obstacle to a significant move of Anglo-Catholic clergy and lay people into full communion with...
  • Anglicanism Nearly Finished Destroying Itself

    06/26/2008 10:26:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 131+ views
    Catholic and Enjoying it ^ | June 26, 2008 | Mark Shea
    Anglicanism Nearly Finished Destroying Itself It seems geologic ages of time since Sayers, Williams and Lewis walked the earth. And yet it's only been 50-60 years. Think about that when somebody says "What could happen in the space of a few years?" Stable societies can, under the right circumstances, collapse with incredible speed. Breaking the bonds of communion Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Post Published:Thursday, June 26, 2008 Formal arrangements have yet to be made, but it now appears that the critical decisions have already been taken for a dissolution of the Anglican Communion. Every 10 years, all...
  • Bishops turning back on Lambeth

    06/25/2008 8:10:21 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 24 replies · 151+ views
    BBC ^ | June 25, 2008 | Robert Pigott
    For a century the Lambeth Conference has been one of the events keeping intact this largest Protestant church grouping in the world. Now, for the first time, and just when the Anglican Communion is most at risk of disintegration, almost a third of the bishops invited to attend have decided to boycott the meeting. It is a blow to the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams who wants to use the conference to heal the rift over sexuality which has driven the Communion to the brink of a permanent split. The 250 bishops who have said they will stay away from...
  • 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 Bishop Calls for 'Gay Christianity'

    05/20/2008 5:14:16 AM PDT · by tcg · 34 replies · 56+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/20/08 | Hilary White
    The Anglican Church is the perfect vehicle for creating a new gay Christianity by virtue of the fact that it is the only church that accepts the logical contradiction of asserting both the sanctity of human life and the existence of a right to abortion. Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson, whose ordination to the episcopate has precipitated the ongoing schism between traditionally Christian Anglicans and its ultra-liberal, secularized branches, is in London to talk about his vision for the homosexual future of the Anglican Church. He was visiting and promoting his cause in preparation for the upcoming Lambeth Conference in July.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • BREAKING: JI Packer threatened with suspension

    02/28/2008 11:36:25 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 40 replies · 194+ views ^ | Feb. 28, 2008 | Michale Daley
    BREAKING: JI Packer threatened with suspension Michael Daley on Feb-28-2008 As evidence of the escalating crisis in the global Anglican Communion, today one of the of the worlds most esteemed Christian theologians, Dr. J.I. Packer, received a letter threatening suspension from ministry by the controversial Bishop of New Westminster, Michael Ingham. Bishop Ingham accused Dr. Packer, hailed by Time Magazine as the doctrinal Solomon of Christian thinkers, to have abandoned the exercise of ministry after the church where he is a member voted to separate from the diocese and join the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone under the oversight...
  • Gay bishop won't attend conference

    03/12/2008 6:05:18 AM PDT · by meandog · 5 replies · 208+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3.11.08 | Rebecca Trounson
    The Episcopal Church's only openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, said Monday that he would not attend a global gathering of Anglicans in London this summer, telling fellow Episcopal leaders he had declined an offer that he said would not have allowed him to play any meaningful role at that meeting. Robinson, who is attending a retreat this week in Texas with other Episcopal bishops, told the group he had decided not to attend the Lambeth Conference, after negotiations for him to participate or be granted official observer status had failed. His remarks were released by the...
  • { V. Gene Robinson } Gay Bishop Out of Anglican Summit

    03/11/2008 9:39:15 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 626+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/11/8 | RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer
    The first openly gay Episcopal bishop announced he will have no official role in a meeting this summer of world Anglican leaders, saying restrictions that organizers wanted to place on his involvement had caused him "considerable pain." New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson had been told last year that he could not fully participate in the once-a-decade gathering in England, called the Lambeth Conference, as the world Anglican Communion sat on the brink of schism over his 2003 election. Still, Episcopal leaders had been negotiating with the Anglican Communion Office to allow him to join the event in some capacity....
  • UGANDA: Gay Row - U.S. Pastor Rick Warren Supports Country On Boycott

    03/29/2008 8:22:34 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 26 replies · 505+ views
    virtue online ^ | 3-29-2008 | evelyn lirri
    FAMED American pastor, Dr Rick Warren has said he supports the decision by Ugandan bishops to boycott the forthcoming Lamebth conference in England, United Kingdom. The conference brings together Bishops of the Anglican Communion from all 38 Provinces of the Communion every 10 years. "The Church of England is wrong and I support the Church of Uganda(CoU) on the boycott,"Dr Warren said on Thursday shortly after arriving in Uganda. The Bishops are protesting the Church of England's tolerance a homosexuality. Announcing the boycott in February, Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi said that Uganda's action had been prompted by the invitation of...
  • 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 Fridays Lambeth Decision Briefing called by Dean Phillip Jensen, and held in the Chapter House of St. Andrews 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...
  • Petre: Secret plan to avoid church gay split

    02/23/2008 6:29:34 AM PST · by sionnsar · 15 replies · 185+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 2/22/2008 | Greg Griffith
    I'm going with the "72-hour rule" on this one. I'll believe this when I see it: Dr Rowan Williams has held confidential talks with senior American bishops and theologians who oppose the pro-gay policies of their liberal leaders. A handful of hardline American dioceses are already defecting from the Episcopal Church, the American branch of Anglicanism, and transferring their loyalties to a conservative archbishop in South America. Dr Williams is desperate to minimise further damage in the run up to the once-a-decade Lambeth Conference this summer which could be boycotted by more than a fifth of the world's bishops. His...

    12/28/2007 6:34:21 AM PST · by Huber · 12 replies · 612+ views
    Main Entry: pri'mate Etymology: Middle English primat, from Old French, from Medieval Latin primat-, primas archbishop, from Latin, leader, from primus Date: 13th century 1 often capitalized : a bishop who has precedence in a province, group of provinces, or a nation2 archaic : one first in authority or rank : LEADER 3 [New Latin Primates, from Latin, plural of primat-, primas] : any of an order (Primates) of mammals comprising humans, apes, monkeys, and related forms (as lemurs and tarsiers) -pri'mate-ship \-*ship\ noun --pri-ma'tial \pr*-*m*-sh*l\ adjective
  • fabius maximus cunctator (Lambeth Conference 2008)

    12/16/2007 3:43:56 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 98+ views
    Off The Record ^ | December 15, 2007 | Diogenes
    "Ask Me About Gene!" crowed the lapel buttons worn by liberal delegates to the Episcopal Church's General Convention in August of 2003. The big issue of that Minneapolis meeting was whether to ratify the election of the Bishop of New Hampshire: the divorced, openly gay, and "partnered" Gene Robinson. Well, interested parties did ask about Gene, and were cheerily informed by his supporters about the state of his marriage and his mattress. This raised the question of whether the teachings of Christ are or are not essential to Christianity -- a question to which ecclesiocrats gave one answer and churchgoers...
  • Archbishop: No Change Over Gay Bishop

    12/14/2007 2:42:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 52 replies · 64+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/14/7 | ROBERT BARR, Associated Press Writer
    LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) -- The archbishop of Canterbury said Friday he will not reverse his decision to exclude a gay U.S. bishop from joining other bishops at a global Anglican gathering next year. The office of Archbishop Rowan Williams said he also had not changed his mind about refusing an invitation to Martyn Minns, a traditionalist U.S. priest who was consecrated as a bishop in the Anglican Church of Nigeria to minister to disaffected Episcopalians in the U.S. Williams, spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, said he has recruited professional mediators in trying to reach greater understanding between the...
  • US Anglican Branch Vows No Backing Away from Homosexual Support

    10/01/2007 4:03:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 134+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/07 | Hilary White
    SAN FRANCISCO, October 1, 2007 ( - The Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church (ECUSA), has said that there will be no reversal of the church's pro-homosexual direction taken in recent years. Speaking to a standing room-only audience at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, the Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori, the most senior official of the American branch of the Anglican Communion, announced that the Episcopalians would continue to "bless" same-sex unions and consecrate active and unrepentant homosexuals to the episcopate. "[We are] not going backward, but willing to pause," Jefferts Schori said. "All people, including gay and lesbian Christians...
  • A Hard Truth

    07/28/2007 6:18:01 AM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 165+ views
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | July 26, 2007 | Matt Kennedy
    The worst case scenario for Archbishop Rowan Williams, supposing he refuses to act in accordance with the Tanzania Communiques Pastoral Scheme and/or refuses to discipline the Episcopal Church, would be the loss of some populous but politically isolated provinces in the Global South and the loss of several primatesprimates who, frankly, threaten the power and position of the see of Canterbury and that of the Church of England. If we were to take a straw poll of the primates of the Anglican Communion on the question of human sexuality, we would, no doubt, find that somewhat more than 20 agree...
  • A Clarification Notice from the Archbishop of Canterbury on one Report about Lambeth Invitations

    07/03/2007 4:28:08 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 129+ views
    In relation to the Times report of 29th June that 'Gene Robinson is to be invited to the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Church next summer', it should be noted that there is no change to the Archbishop of Canterbury's decision not to invite the Bishop of New Hampshire to the conference as a participating bishop. It is still being explored whether Bishop Robinson might attend in another status but no invitation has been issued.

    06/27/2007 4:30:22 AM PDT · by Huber · 8 replies · 219+ views
    In response to the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Honourable Rowan Williams, inviting the bishops to the Lambeth Conference 2008, the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church of Rwanda, who met in Kigali on 19 June 2007, resolved not to attend the Lambeth Conference for the following reasons: 1. Our Primates represent the bishops, clergy and laity from their Provinces. Therefore what they decide as representatives cannot be taken lightly when it engages the faith of the churches they represent. The invitations to Lambeth 2008 have been issued in complete disregard of our conscientious commitment...
  • Episcopal Panel 'Dodges' Response to Moratorium

    06/15/2007 7:34:42 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 347+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Fri, Jun. 15 2007 07:13 AM ET | Lillian Kwon
    Episcopal Panel 'Dodges' Response to Moratorium'Dodges'_Response_to_Moratorium.htm By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter Fri, Jun. 15 2007 07:13 AM ET An Episcopal panel of clergy and lay people indicated on Thursday they will not give a response to the moratorium Anglican leaders requested for by September, arguing that only the General Convention has the authority to respond. The next General Convention The Episcopal Church's primary governing and legislative body however, meets in the summer of 2009. After a four-day meeting that ended Thursday, the Executive Council said that no governing body other than General Convention can agree...
  • Executive Council prepares for communiqu response

    06/11/2007 9:27:44 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 332+ views
    Episcopal News Service ^ | June 11, 2007 | Mary Frances Schjonberg
    Executive Council prepares for communiqu response Two committees hear experience of gay Nigerian activist By Mary Frances Schjonberg June 11, 2007 [Episcopal News Service] The Executive Council, the Episcopal Church's governing body between General Conventions, began its four-day meeting June 11 in New Jersey learning that a draft of a response to the Anglican Communion Primates' latest communiqu was ready for their consideration. In a public plenary session, House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson said that Executive Council members would discuss during private conversation later in the day a draft report of the EC008 Task Group, requested by 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' 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...