Forward in Faith North America Council Statement

Sep 19, 2017 by

Beloved in Christ, As the Council of Forward in Faith, North America we have discussed with the six FiF NA bishops who have just returned from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where they met in Conclave, the implications of the Message from the College of Bishops. They have been very clear that the agreement of the College is that individual statements, and, in particular, attributing to individual bishops, their comments cannot occur. Moreover, any comments that would appear to suggest...

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Forward in Faith-North America changes focus

Sep 3, 2017 by

by Mary Ann Mueller, VOL: Forward in Faith-North America (FiF-NA) is in the throes of transition in part caused by a drastic drop in income and part by a refocusing on the mission of the organization. Executive Director Michael Howell announced that income for the non-profit organization dropped from $49,815 in 2016. So far only $28,993 has been added to the coffers in 2017. However, ACNA Bishop Keith Ackerman, FiF-NA’s past president, would take issue with the definition that Forward in...

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Canon Lawrence D. Bausch to Lead Forward in Faith North America

Apr 24, 2017 by

by David W Virtue, VOL: Recently, Forward in Faith North America elected the Rev. Canon Lawrence D. Bausch of Ocean Beach, California, as its new president. Canon Bausch succeeds the Rt. Rev. Keith L. Ackerman, who had served as FiFNA’s president since 2005. At their beginning in 1989 as the Episcopal Synod of America, their mission as Catholic Anglicans centered on preserving catholicity within existing church structures. Canon Bausch resigned from the ministry of the Episcopal Church in...

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Forward in Faith: Catholic devotion is a vital witness

Nov 25, 2016 by

by Glyn Paflin, Church Times: THE Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, urged members of Forward in Faith, at their National Assembly in London last weekend, to take care to nurture Catholic devotional practices in the young, and new Christians. In his sermon at St Alban’s, Holborn, he said: “I shall never forget the experience, in Walsingham, of seeing a young man recently released from a Young Offenders’ Centre kneeling next to a peer of the realm. They were equal in the sight of God,...

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Independent Reviewer addresses Forward in Faith National Assembly

Nov 22, 2016 by

The Independent Reviewer appointed in relation to the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests, Sir Philip Mawer, addressed the Forward in Faith National Assembly, held at St Alban’s, Holborn, on Saturday 19 November 2016. He commented, ‘What the House of Bishops with the endorsement of the General Synod has done in enunciating the Five Principles and establishing a framework of procedures to underpin them is a brave and worthy attempt to model a...

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Election of the next Bishop of St Davids

Nov 4, 2016 by

from Forward in Faith: Credo Cymru has issued a statement following the election of Canon Joanna Penberthy as the next Bishop of St Davids. It is published on the Credo Cymru website and is reproduced below. We assure our brothers and sisters in the Church in Wales of our support and our prayers. A statement by Credo Cymru in relation to the election of Canon Joanna Penberthy to the see of St Davids On November 2nd the electoral college of the Church in Wales provided a sufficient majority to...

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