Sudanese diocese severs relations with Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

Mar 5, 2016 by

Letter to parishes from Bishop Cate Waynick (Hat Tip: Anglican Ink): Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to share the sad news that our fourteen year partnership with the Diocese of Bor, South Sudan, has come to an end. For the past few years the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Sudan and South Sudan has been concerned over the actions of several Provinces of the Anglican Communion in which same-sex blessings have taken place.In December of 2015 they passed a resolution...

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Episcopal Priest Underwent Abortion to Finish Divinity School, Later Tanked Parish

Mar 5, 2016 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Whenever an activist Episcopal priest shows up in the news, as a general rule, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a dead or dying congregation. A recent example comes from USA Today, covering the March 2 U.S. Supreme Court hearing about a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet the same regulatory requirements as ambulatory surgical centers. Pro-Life advocates argue that such health and safety regulation is necessary, especially in the wake of...

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Statement from the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

Feb 26, 2016 by

It has come to our attention that the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church (USA) has recently issued a Lenten appeal asking the churches of TEC to remember the Good Friday offering for Jerusalem and the Middle East. In this appeal he said “this tradition [The Good Friday Offering] is decades old and is an important statement of our solidarity with the members of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and Middle East.” I would like to clarify the fact that the Diocese of Egypt with...

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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop: Anglicans Didn’t “Vote us off island”

Feb 8, 2016 by

By Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Episcopalians won’t see changes stemming from limits on the church’s participation in the worldwide Anglican Communion put in place by top Anglican bishops (primates), according to the U.S.-based church’s Presiding Bishop. “We’re not changing – so there shouldn’t be an expectation that in the next three years the Episcopal Church is going to change,” declared Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry about the denomination’s approval of new...

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The AAC and Gafcon

Feb 5, 2016 by

By Canon Phil Ashey: We have just finished a meeting with our American Anglican Council (AAC) Board of Trustees.  It was a great time of assessing the Canterbury gathering of Anglican Primates just a few weeks ago, our work there with the GAFCON Primates, a group representing the majority of the world’s Anglicans, and the possibilities and challenges before us. Most people don’t know this, but the AAC has supported and worked with GAFCON’s leaders since the movement began in 2008. Our Board of...

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US Presiding Bishop Uses His Color to Lambast Primates in Canterbury

Jan 20, 2016 by

By David W Virtue, VOL: “I stand before you as your brother. I stand before you as a descendant of African slaves, stolen from their native land, enslaved in a bitter bondage, and then even after emancipation, segregated and excluded in church and society. And this conjures that up again, and brings pain.” — PB Michael Curry It was a brilliant move by the black US Presiding Bishop to use his color in Canterbury following the vote to discipline the American Episcopal Church by...

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