Monthly Archives: February 2014

New Cardinal biased towards God’s Little Poor

Cardinal with a cause 20 February 2014 by Catherine Pepinster – ‘The Tablet’ Archbishop Vincent Nichols knows he will have to ‘learn the ropes’ after getting a red hat today. He talks to Catherine Pepinster about some of the issues that will … Continue reading

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Global South Primates Call for New Meeting

Primates Call for New Meeting Thursday, February 20, 2014 Statement from the Global South Primates Steering Committee Cairo, Egypt February 14-15, 2014 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.(Eph. 4:3). 1. The … Continue reading

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Bishops’ Statement Provokes Resistance in the C.of E.

Bishops’ same-sex-marriage statement provokes anger and defiance by Madeleine Davies – ‘Church Times’ – Posted: 21 Feb 2014 @ 12:24 Marriage plans: the Revd Andrew Cain and Stephen Foreshew ON St Valentine’s Day last Friday, the Revd Andrew Cain got engaged to his … Continue reading

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Gafcon shows disrespect for ABY’s Visit to Kenya

Kenya Anglican Bishops Boycott Archbishop Sentamu’s Visit to Diocese of Butere Exclusive Report By David W. Virtue http://www.virtueonline.org February 19, 2104 Anglican bishops in the Province of Kenya boycotted a visit by the Archbishop of York, the Rt. Rev. John Sentamu, … Continue reading

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Savitri Hensman on the Bishop’s Pastoral Guidance

Love, grace and the bishops’ pastoral guidance By Savi Hensman – for ‘Ekklesia’ – 17 Feb 2014 There has been widespread hurt and anger at ‘Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage’ from the Church of England’s House of Bishops, dated 15 … Continue reading

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Vivienne Faull: a pioneer tipped to be the first female bishop

Andrew Brown – The Guardian, Sunday 16 February 2014  The Very Rev Vivienne Faull’s combination of force and tact that enables her to disagree firmly but without heat is one that shines through her career. Photograph: Kippa Limited/Rex Should the General Synod of … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount – A Scottish View

Posted: 16 Feb 2014 08:21 AM PST Here’s the sermon that I preached this week. I always like a difficult gospel to try to do something with. This week the gospel was Matthew 5: 21-37 This is one of those … Continue reading

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LGB&TI Anglican Coalition Response to the House of Bishops

Sunday, 16 February 2014 Press Release The LGB&TI Anglican Coalition is appalled by the House of Bishops’ recently-issued Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage, especially in the light of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s presidential address in which it was stated that differing … Continue reading

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‘Telegraph’ Report on Prayers after Same-Sex Weddings

Church offers prayers after same-sex weddings – but bans gay priests from marrying Church of England draws up guidelines for ‘new reality’ of gay marriage but liberal campaigners dismiss arrangements as ‘dog’s breakfast’ The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby: … Continue reading

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Bishop Alan Wilson on ‘Double-Speak’ in the C. of E.

SLIDING ON THIN ICE John Tenniel, Punch 1869 It is understandable that the anonymous author of the latest letter from House of Bishops(of which I am not a member), must, like Agag, “walk delicately.” Perhaps the best they could produce is what one early … Continue reading

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