Monthly Archives: February 2013

‘Spiegel’ – A German Views on the Papal Dilemma

Zero Hour at the Vatican: A Bitter Struggle for Control of the Catholic Church AFP With Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation drawing closer, the struggle for power in the Vatican has gotten underway in earnest. The church badly needs to reform itself, … Continue reading

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English and Welsh R.C. Bishops call for More Collegiality

Bishops call for reform of Church governance under new pontificate 22 February 2013 Bishops in England and Wales have called for a new Pope to implement greater consultation in matters of church governance. Three bishops – including Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor … Continue reading

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Catholic M.P.s explain their Vote For Same-Sex Marriage

One of the most difficult decisions I have ever taken’ Catholic MPs explain how they voted after Tuesday’s gay marriage debate 8 February 2013, 9:00 A majority of Catholic MPs voted in favour of allowing gay marriage this week,The Tablet reports … Continue reading

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R.C. Schools required to recognise the fact of Same-Sex Marriage

Catholic schools will be forced to teach about gay marriage Read correspondence between bishops and Equalities Minister 20 February 2013, 9:00 This week the bishops’ conference of England and Wales published its correspondence with Maria Miller, Minister for Women and … Continue reading

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Sermon for Second Sunday of Lent 2013: ‘The Transfiguration of Jesus’

SERMON: 2 LENT – 24/02.2013  8am LOW MASS & 10am HIGH MASS – SMAA, CHRISTCHURCH GENESIS 15: 1- 6; 18                   PHILIPPIANS 3:17 to 4: 1               LUKE 9:28-36 When you were listening to the account in St. Luke’s Gospel of the … Continue reading

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Pastoral Message from the Bishop of TEC Diocese of S.C.

The Episcopal Church in South Carolina: Matters to consider for those who are in discernment By Bishop von Rosenberg http://www.episcopalchurchsc.org/for-those-in-discernment.html February 21, 2013 This paper is adapted from a presentation given in February 2013 by Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg in … Continue reading

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New ‘Peacemaker’ Role in the Anglican Communion

Focus on peace-making by Ed Thornton – Posted: 22 Feb 2013 @ 12:16 BBC David Porter: to join Archbishop Welby’s personal staff part-time THE Canon Director of Reconciliation Ministry at Coventry Cathedral, David Porter, is to join the Archbishop of Canterbury‘s personal staff. His … Continue reading

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‘Church Times’ article on Sheffield Planter’s Ordination in Kenya

Sheffield diocese’s ‘total surprise’ at Kenyan ordination by Ed Thornton – Posted: 22 Feb 2013 @ 12:16 ANGLICAN MAINSTREAM Planted: the Revd Peter Jackson THE diocese of Sheffield has expressed “total surprise” at the ordination in Kenya of the minister of a church planted … Continue reading

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UN Ambassador to tell Anglicans: “Ensure women’s equality”

Anglican Communion News Service Posted On : February 21, 2013 1:34 PM | Posted By : Admin ACO – by ACNS Staff Renowned Bangladeshi diplomat Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury will be telling Anglican women from around the world that the … Continue reading

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Anglican ‘Mainstream’ Announces Kenya Ordination for AMiE

Overseas ordination for a church in Sheffield Updated Tuesday Anglican Mainstream has published the following press release: Ordination in Kenya of Minister in Anglican Church Plant in Sheffield In Sheffield, South Yorkshire, statistics show that only 3% of the population regularly attend … Continue reading

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