“Catholics” Do Not Dither

May 2, 2008 by

By Matt Kennedy, Stand Firm When a church or province presumes to violate the plain teaching of God’s Word and established doctrine and refuses to repent, there is little need for "consultation" or study. The only council that is necessary is the council that meets to issue the formal anathema and excommunication. The substance of the matter has already been decided. Commentary on Dr. Philip Turner’s essay: "A Self-Defining Moment for the Anglican Communion"...

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Venables predicts end of Anglican Communion

May 1, 2008 by

By Anne Fletcher for the Anglican Journal The South American primate who has welcomed dissenting Canadian Anglican parishes into his province says he sees the beginning of the end of the world-wide Anglican Communion. “I believe we’re in the early stages of divorce,” Archbishop Gregory Venables, presiding (national) bishop of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone, told a news conference during a meeting of the Anglican Network in Canada from April 25 to 26. “I...

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Windsor compliance: From the Bishop of Durham's talk to the Fulcrum Conference

Apr 14, 2008 by

From BabyBlue Here’s what Tom Wright said yesterday: When the Archbishop issued his invitations, he made it clear as I said that their basis was Windsor and the Covenant as the tools to shape our future common life. That invitation was issued only three months after the remarkable joint statement from the Primates issued in Tanzania in February 2007. After a summer and autumn of various tangled and unsatisfactory events, the Archbishop then wrote an Advent pastoral letter in which he...

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The failure of the 'quiet, non-confrontational' approach: Anglican Essentials Canada

Apr 13, 2008 by

Letter to members from Federation leadership – An important call to action April 2, 2008 To our dear members and friends – As leaders of Anglican Essentials Federation, we understand that a majority of our constituency are moderate in their views and, like us, have been praying for an amicable way through the present crisis in our Church. Together we have been praying fervently that God would turn the tide and that He would cause repentance, revival and renewal. We all long for the...

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More on the inhibition of Bishop MacBurney

Apr 9, 2008 by

Forward in Faith North America reacts to the inhibition of Bishop MacBurney “It is a sad day when godly bishops are no longer free to provide pastoral care for those beyond our formal institutional boundaries.” FiF NA President Today the Right Reverend Edward MacBurney, the bishop retired of the Diocese of Quincy (Episcopal) received a Letter of Inhibition from Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church in the USA (TEC). The Inhibition forbids MacBurney...

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The Road towards or away from Lambeth 2008?

Jun 4, 2007 by

July-August 1998, Lambeth: Lambeth Resolution 1.10, which rejects ‘homosexual practice as incompatible with Scripture’ and cannot advise ‘the legitimising or blessing of same sex unions nor ordaining those involved in same gender unions.’ October 2003, Primates Meeting:  ‘If his (Robinson’s) consecration proceeds, we recognise that we have reached a crucial and critical point in the life of the Anglican Communion and we have had to conclude that the...

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