Bishop Venables: Communion “Breaking Up Because Nobody is Leading”

May 7, 2008 by

From The Living Church Foundation The work of amending the Constitution and Canons of the Southern Cone in order to regularize the admission of parishes and dioceses beyond South America is about to begin, according to Presiding Bishop Gregory Venables. The Primate of the Southern Cone made a visit to the Diocese of Fort Worth for a series of meetings with clergy and lay leaders May 2-4. “The Anglican Communion in the United States has been hijacked,” Bishop Venables said, by an...

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FLORIDA: 41 Orthodox Episcopal Priests Deposed Since 2004 by Liberal Bishop

May 4, 2008 by

By David Virtue, Virtueonline When he first took office, Samuel Johnson Howard seemed the picture of sweet reasonableness, promising to work with everyone, his door open to all, announcing that he was orthodox as he followed in the footsteps of the late evangelical Bishop of Florida, Steve Jecko. In January 2004, things looked promising when the Diocese of Florida decided to uninvite Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold for the much-anticipated consecration of Howard as the next Bishop Coadjutor of...

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Pope’s visit to US seen as snub to The Episcopal Church

May 3, 2008 by

From Global South Anglican IN A POINTED critique of the Episcopal Church, Pope Benedict XVI told participants at an ecumenical prayer service in New York that the decision of some ecclesial communities to place their perceived prophetic witness above all else, weakened the body of Christ. Speaking at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan on April 18 during his five-day tour of the US, Benedict did not single out the Episcopal Church by name, but in circumspect terms criticized its...

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Bishop predicts gay union blessings ‘in our lifetimes’

May 2, 2008 by

From Dallas Voice Head of Episcopal Church USA visits predominantly gay Dallas congregation, urges listeners to ‘pray blessings’ on those with whom they disagree on church policies Speaking at the predominantly gay parish that was the site of her first official visit to Dallas, the leader of the Episcopal Church said Monday, April 28 that she expects the denomination to sanction same-sex union ceremonies “in our lifetimes.” Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of...

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Memorandum Concludes Presiding Bishop is Subverting Constitution and Canons:

May 1, 2008 by

By George Conger for CEN Sufficient legal grounds exist for presenting Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori for ecclesiastical trial on 11 counts of violating the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church, according to a legal memorandum that has begun circulating among members of the House of Bishops. A copy of the April 21 document seen by a reporter representing The Living Church states Bishop Jefferts Schori demonstrated a “willful violation of the canons, an intention to...

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'Shocked and saddened' Bishop of Fort Worth: Letter to KJS

Apr 30, 2008 by

David Virtue   FT WORTH: Iker Blasts Schori over Venables Visitation April 30, 2008 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori 815 Second Avenue New York, NY 10017 Dear Katharine, I am shocked and saddened by the rude letter you released yesterday to Archbishop Greg Venables, concerning his visit this weekend to the Diocese of Fort Worth. Far from being "an unwarranted interference," he is coming at my request as an honored visitor and guest speaker. You should know that under...

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