Does Canterbury Own the Anglican Communion?

Jan 31, 2019 by

by David W Virtue DD, VOL: Eugene R. Schlesinger has written a piece for COVENANT Magazine in which he argues that the only authentic Anglican is one who is in communion with Canterbury. In an article titled Against Anglican Myopia: GAFCON, Canterbury, and Lambeth, (TLC) he writes; “At one level this myopia is exemplified in a growing consensus within GAFCON, recently restated by Archbishop Nicholas Okoh of Nigeria, that a church need not be in communion with the See of Canterbury to be...

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Justin Welby: I don’t mind if Anglicans convert to Catholicism

Jan 25, 2019 by

by Mark Greaves, Catholic Herald: Archbishop Justin Welby said Rome was ‘such a source of inspiration’. The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is perfectly happy to see Anglicans convert to Catholicism. In an interview with The Spectator, Archbishop Justin Welby was asked about the number of Anglican clergy becoming Catholic. Some estimates, the article said, suggested that one in 10 Catholic priests in England and Wales were former Anglican vicars. “Who cares?” Archbishop Welby...

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Justin Welby says Church of England clergy can ‘ignore’ transgender guidance

Jan 24, 2019 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tried to allay concerns about the Church of England’s rededication guidance for trans-identified members by saying in a recent interview that it’s not “a change of doctrine” and those opposed to it can “ignore it.” Last year, the Church of England’s House of Bishops released a guidance for churches interested in marking a person’s “gender transition,” rejecting an earlier idea to create a...

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When Justin met Justin (with commentary)

Jan 23, 2019 by

by Justin Brierley, Premier: Most Rev Justin Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, sat down with Premier’s Justin Brierley to talk about Thy Kingdom Come, prayer, evangelism, speaking in tongues, politics, Brexit, LGBT issues and church unity. Hear the interview on Inspirational Breakfast on Premier Christian Radio from Mon 21 – Fri 25 Jan at 7.50am. Read and watch video here Full article and transcripts from interview from Premier Christianity Magazine here Read also: Archbishop Justin...

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In defence of unicorns

Jan 17, 2019 by

by Charles Moore, Spectator: [..] In the many hours on Tuesday when the media had little to say because we were waiting for the vote, Radio 4’s PM programme invited Tim Garton Ash and me to come on and talk about the history of Britain’s relations with Europe. We had been primed to pick one historical incident which we thought had been key in these relations. I chose the Act in Restraint of Appeals of 1533, through which Henry VIII’s parliament asserted that England is ‘governed by one supreme...

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Does Archbishop Welby’s pride matter more than an elderly lady’s pain?

Dec 16, 2018 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: This Christmas I would like you to think of the plight of a 94-year-old woman, who has been atrociously mistreated by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Her name is Mrs Barbara Whitley. More than three years ago, the Church of England publicly accused her beloved long-dead uncle of the filthy crime of child sex abuse. The charge was based on the word of a single accuser, more than half a century after the supposed offence. The Church had presumed his guilt and made no...

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