Monthly Archives: January 2012

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch opposes Anglican Covenant

News from the No Anglican Covenant Coalition: COALITION ANNOUNCES PROFESSOR DIARMAID MacCULLOCHAS PATRONLONDON – The Revd Dr Lesley Crawley, Moderator of the No Anglican Covenant Coalition, has announced the appointment of Oxford University Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, DD, as a Patron of the Coalition. … Continue reading

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Abp. George Carey Supports ‘Gay-Conversion’ Therapy

Lord Carey backs Christian psychotherapist in ‘gay conversion’ row Leading church figures including the former Archbishop of Canterbury have sparked controversy by championing a psychotherapist who believes gay men can be ‘cured’ of their homosexualityBy Robert Mendick, Chief Reporter http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ January 28, … Continue reading

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The Case against the Archbishops’ Amendment.

Background The Archbishops’ Amendment was presented to General Synod in June 2010 after the Revision Committee had published its carefully crafted and agreed revised draft legislation. It was an untimely intervention. General Synod did not have scrutiny of how it … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Christmas ends next Thursday Sacred Mysteries: the Jewish ritual with an honoured place in the Christian calendar. The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple by Giovanni Bellini Photo: BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY   By Christopher Howse  – 27 Jan 2012  When the … Continue reading

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Hildegarde of Bingen – Leader in the Church

Migraine cannot explain Hildegard Sacred Mysteries: Hildegard of Bingen has a reputation as a visionary, a musician and a sort of feminist. Illustration detail from ‘Sanctae Hildegardis Revelationes’ , Italian School (13th century) Photo: BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY   <!– remove the whitespace … Continue reading

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A ‘Reform’ View of women in The Episcopate

Chasing the Purple Shirt? by Jody Stowell co-published with the Church of England Newspaper, 26 January 2012     2012 is a significant year for discussions on women in the episcopate in the Church of England.  In Synod this year … Continue reading

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Code of Practice – Archbishops’ Proposal for Women bishops in the C.of E.

An extract from the Draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure: Draft Code of Practice – January 2012   ARCHBISHOPS’ FOREWORD In May 2010, the House of Bishops, on the recommendation of the Revision Committee, set up … Continue reading

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