Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Comment on C.of E.’s ‘Special Arrangements’ for Women Bishops

The Church of England’s “solution” in allowing women bishops Andrew Brown of the Guardian appears stunned by the House of Bishops plan to mollify opponents of female bishops: The archbishops envisage that the Church of England, once it has female … Continue reading

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1989 ‘Osborne Report’ on Homosexuality – re-discovered

When the C of E wanted to talk A new (all-male) group is rethinking Issues in Human Sexuality, the 1991 report that remains the Bishops’ line on homo­sexuality.  – (current news item) Jane Shaw recalls a more open approach: In … Continue reading

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Migration Figures : Ordinariate v. The Episcopal Church

Numbers: Episcopalians who join the ordinariate, Catholics who become Episcopalians In the last month, I have prepared three different Episcopal clients to speak to reporters about the advent of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, through which … Continue reading

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TEC’s Inclusive Policy Pays Off at St. Bart’s, New York City

Bill Tully says goodbye to St. Bart’s The New York Times offers a retrospective on the tenure of the Rev. Bill Tully on the occasion of his retirement as rector of St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City. The story … Continue reading

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Sad Fruit of Schism in North America

AMIA: A Guest Perspective on Two Conferences By Fr. Philip Eberhart Special to Virtueonline http://www.virtueonline.org January 21, 2012 As I fly home after a week of Winter Conferencing and Sacred Assembling, I have some time to reflect on, as Chairman … Continue reading

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CLERICAL CELIBACY – Right or Wrong?

Compulsory celibacy is wrong and damaging for all clergy – straight or gay Not everyone called to the priesthood is also called to celibacy – Diarmaid McCulloch – Compulsory celibacy is wrong and damaging for all clergy – straight or … Continue reading

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Church of England to Recognise ACNA?

Friday, 20 January 2012 Church of England reports on ACNA GS Misc 1011 has been published: The Church of England and the Anglican Church in North America (PDF). The document is published over the signatures of the two archbishops. The final … Continue reading

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ACNA Partnership with Rwanda – Without AMiA?

RALEIGH, NC: “Moving Forward Together – A Sacred Assembly “
Archbishop Rwaje and Archbishop Duncan Host Assembly following AMIA split by Rev. James D. Schulze 
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January 16th, 2012
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GAFCON brokers Reconciliation between AMiA and Rwanda

NAIROBI: Archbishop Wabukala Issues Communique on January 4th Reconciliation Meeting Some differences emerge with AMiA claims January 17, 2012 The following is a communique from the Church of Kenya recalling conversations that took place in Nairobi Kenya to discuss the … Continue reading

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THE END OF THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT? – Michael Kazin

The End of the Christian Right : Michael Kazin January 17, 2012  Is the Christian Right still a power in American politics? The lavish coverage which its partisans and their favorite issues have received during the current Republican campaign certainly leave … Continue reading

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