Liberation Theology in The Episcopal Church USA: 1970-2016

Jun 2, 2016 by

by Mary Ann Mueller, VOL: General Convention Actions • 1970 Houston, TX — Women first seated in the House of Deputies; deaconesses could be translated into ordained deacons thus opening the door to women as members of the clergy. Convention voted on a measure to authorize women’s priestly ordination. It was approved by the laity but narrowly defeated by clerical deputies. • 1973 Louisville, KY — The indissolubility of marriage was revoked and a canonical change allowed...

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Reform objects to Virginia bishop’s appointment in Liverpool

May 28, 2016 by

Reform Press Release: It has come to the attention of Reform, that the Bishop of Liverpool, The Right Reverend Paul Bayes, has appointed Bishop Susan Goff as an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Liverpool.  Susan Goff is a Suffragan Bishop in the Diocese of Virginia in The Episcopal Church.  In July 2016, she voted in favour of changing the definition and purpose of marriage according to in Canons of The Episcopal Church.  This alteration to the Canons was the action that led the...

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ECUSA Loses (Again) in Quincy; San Joaquin Seeks Review

May 18, 2016 by

by A S Haley, Anglican Ink: [Note to new readers: You may be surprised at the degree of bias evident in this post, but I do not apologize. After eight years of participating in and writing about all of the matters collected under the links at this page, your Curmudgeon can no longer even try to appear neutral. The long and short of it is that the Episcopal Church (USA) is a bully, and is a bully with unlimited funds behind it. So it would be inhuman not to sound delighted when — now and...

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VirtueOnline publishes detailed timeline showing doctrinal shifts in The Episcopal Church

May 7, 2016 by

[Editor’s note]: The article by Mary-Ann Mueller, entitled ‘Liberation theology in the Episcopal Church 1970-2016’, charts how the north American denomination abandoned biblical foundations and understandings of Christian faith shared with the worldwide church, and followed a path of exploration guided by the radical philosophies of a small minority intent on changing Western culture. It is written in the form of a list of events, grouped under various thematic headings. Here is a...

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Companion link sees US bishop take assisting role in Liverpool

May 5, 2016 by

From ACNS: A companion link between the US-based Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Virginia and the Church of England’s Diocese of Liverpool took a step further this week when the Suffragan Bishop of Virginia was commissioned to serve also as the Assisting Bishop of Liverpool. The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, was at the Shrine Mont Retreat Centre in Orkney Springs, Virginia, for the history-making event this week. With the blessing of the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, and the...

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What Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Means by “Core Doctrine”

Mar 22, 2016 by

From Not Another Episcopal Church Blog: After the Episcopal church got spanked by the Anglican Primates over same-sex marriage, and were asked to not take part of any voting on doctrinal issues ( ruling which TEc has disavowed), it was only a matter of time before revisionist teaching as to what exactly constitutes “doctrine” reared its ugly head. For most of us, doctrines should not only be derived from the Bible but should also be consistent with a plain reading of the texts. The...

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