Pontifical College Seminarian Flaunts Same-Sex Civil Partnership

Jan 23, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: An English seminarian who bragged about his same-sex civil partnership on social media is on track for ordination despite complaints from seminarians and in defiance of recent Vatican directives. Christopher William Butler, a former civil servant and registered nurse, posted tweets about his “wonderful partner the wonderful Alan Sumner” in January 2014 and in February 2014 wrote about “Valentine cards” he had received from his...

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Sex is for male-female marriage only, Church of England confirms

Jan 23, 2020 by

by David Baker, Christian Today: Sex only belongs in heterosexual marriage, a new statement from the Church of England’s House of Bishops has declared. In a document responding to the introduction of mixed-sex civil partnerships, the Bishops say: “For Christians, marriage – that is the lifelong union between a man and a woman, contracted with the making of vows – remains the proper context for sexual activity. But they also add: “In its approach to civil partnerships the...

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From the Church of England to Free Church of England: Julian Mann on why he switched denominations after 23 years

Jan 23, 2020 by

from Christian Today: Julian Mann was a vicar in the Church of England for 23 years before deciding last year to join the Free Church of England instead. He talks about what he feels has changed about the Church he served for over two decades and what he believes the future might hold for evangelicals who have decided, for now, to remain within its fold.  CT: You left the Church of England after 23 years. Prior to that, you were an outspoken critic of the way it was approaching marriage and...

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Church of Uganda defends Biblical standards defining marriage

Jan 23, 2020 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The Church of Uganda has issued a statement responding to criticisms issued by a mega-church pastor who charged the church’s stance on marriage was non-biblical. Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, who is currently estranged from his wife, said the Anglican view that marriage was between one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others, for life, was not found in the Bible. Pastor Bugingo has made a declaration that the phrase ’till death do us part’ is not biblical,...

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Are Chinese communists lying about number of babies born? They’ve got every reason to

Jan 23, 2020 by

by Steven Mosher, LifeSite: The most populous country on earth has been committing demographic suicide for years with its ‘one-child’ policy. China’s National Bureau of Statistics just announced that 14.65 million babies were born in China last year. It also claimed that China’s population continued to grow, reaching 1.4 billion by the end of 2019, up from 1.39 billion the year before. Both claims are probably false. The real number of births is lower, probably much lower. As for...

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Civil Partnerships for opposite-sex couples

Jan 23, 2020 by

Following the recent change in the law to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, the House of Bishops has agreed a pastoral statement which may be read here.  

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