Church of England schism: a timely new reformation or tit-for-tat boundary pushing?

May 12, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: On 31st October 1517, an obscure Catholic monk called Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of All Saints’, the Castle Church in Wittenberg, protesting at the sale of indulgences and other abuses – an event taken as marking the beginning of the Protestant...

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Unofficial Bishops, non-C of E Anglicans: fragmentation and schism, or new reformation?

May 9, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. “We are on the cusp of a new reformation”, says Gavin Ashenden in an article about conflicts and new initiatives in Anglicanism in Britain. The original Reformation, which we remember particularly this year, 500 years after Martin Luther’s famous public...

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As Catholics and Anglicans come together, the Church of England pulls apart

Mar 18, 2017 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Crux: In many ways, the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion are on closer terms than they have ever been in their history. Despite this relationship, the situation for Anglo-Catholics in the Church of England itself is getting worse: An Anglo-Catholic bishop...

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A Schism in the Catholic Church?

Mar 10, 2017 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Patheos: Headlines last week were proclaiming that a group of cardinals believe Pope Francis should step down to avoid a catastrophic schism in the Catholic Church. Schism? What schism? In fact, the modern Catholic Church is already in schism, but it is an internal...

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2017: year of the Church of England split?

Dec 29, 2016 by

by Marcus Jones, Premier: We’re being told to finally expect to see a resolution in 2017 over the issue of sexuality within the Church of England. Over the past twelve months there have been many statements given and campaigns started by both sides of the divide and a series of shared...

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Where will the new Anglican jurisdiction lead?

Sep 1, 2016 by

from Christian Concern: In this piece, Christian Concern’s Communications Officer, Camilla Olim, discusses the news that some Church of England parishes are preparing for a possible schism. This week, the Telegraph reported that several parishes are preparing for what could eventually be a...

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