TEC to make desperate appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in Texas litigation

Mar 26, 2014 by

From Anglican Ink Local TEC attorneys notified us today that they will petition the United States Supreme Court to overturn the ruling of the Texas Supreme Court, which calls for the 141st District Court in Fort Worth to proceed with a new hearing on the property dispute between TEC and the Diocese of Fort Worth and to decide the case on neutral principles of law. In order to buy time for this, they are asking the Texas Supreme Court to recall the mandate issued on March 21 for the lower court...

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Controversy over Seminary Speaker Invite Tempered by Student's Death

Mar 18, 2014 by

By Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today A seminary student's request for the leader of The Episcopal Church (TEC) to come and witness unity between U.S. Anglican conservatives and progressives instead prompted a public wave of disunity—which has now been ironically (albeit tragically) tempered by the student's unexpected death. Terry Star and two other students at Nashotah House, a theologically conservative Anglo-Catholic seminary in Wisconsin, had asked the seminary to...

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Diocese of South Carolina Formalizes Wordwide Anglican Ties

Mar 16, 2014 by

The Diocese of South Carolina has been formally recognized as a member in good standing of the Global Anglican Communion. On Saturday, March 15, the Diocese’s 223rd Annual Convention unanimously accepted an invitation to join the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (GFCA) and temporarily enter into a formal ecclesiastical relationship known as provisional primatial oversight from bishops in the Global South. The convention’s nearly 400 delegates also voted to create a task...

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Episcopalians File Formal Complaint against Presiding Bishop over Massive Litigation Costs

Mar 15, 2014 by

by David Virtue, VOL Katharine Jefferts Schori has violated the Episcopal Church's Constitution and Canons, they say A document leaked to Virtueonline says that a group calling themselves the American Anglican Fellowship, (AAF), has filed a complaint with Bishop Clay Matthews, Intake Officer of the Episcopal Church, saying that Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori has violated the Episcopal Church's Constitution and Canons. The group of current and former members of The Episcopal...

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Heartbreaker: U. S. Supreme Court Denies Falls Church Petition

Mar 11, 2014 by

By A S Haley The order list published this morning by the United States Supreme Court shows that, after relisting the case for its conferences four times, it has denied certiorari (review) in No. 13-449, The Falls Church v. Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, et al. Under its rules, the Court grants certiorari when at least four of the nine justices are interested in a given case; it takes five justices to make a majority. This was potentially a huge decision for those...

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Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Seeks Provisional Primatial Oversight

Mar 10, 2014 by

By David W Virtue, VOL The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina is looking for an ecclesiastical home. Since leaving the Episcopal Church it has not come under any Episcopal or Anglican authority and has resisted coming under the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). An upcoming resolution to be presented at their Annual Diocesan Convention March 14-15 could change all that. In response to an offer by the newly created Global South Primatial Oversight Council for pastoral oversight, the...

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