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February 21 2004 By virtueonline NEW WESTMINSTER: Bishop Faces Triple Crisis

He faces a legal ultimatum with the leaders of St. Martin's parish in
North Vancouver who argue that unless the parish is allowed to control
its own finances and staffing, it will ask the B.C. Supreme Court to
overturn the firing of two church wardens last year.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline TEXAS: Twenty clergy walk out of convention after resolutions fail

The convention delegates, representing 85,000 members from 160 churches in the 59,000-square-mile diocese, filled the Harvey Convention Center with standing-room-only crowd at nearby First Baptist Church.

It was a pyrrhic victory for the bishop.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Financial Expert Says Figures More Spin Than Reality

There are two fundamental errors in the Florida news release: The first is that ECUSA says the National Church has pledges of $16 million from 51 dioceses, along with pledges of future support from another 33 dioceses totaling $8.1 million. These two figures total $24,100,000 not $26,446,000 as claimed.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline ALBUQUERQUE: Rio Grande Revisionists Slammed for Subverting Bishop's Election

Via Media members are "posers" who say they represent the middle ground, said the Council.

Posing as "middle grounders" they are trying to subvert the diocese's orthodox priests and laity and gain support for their revisionist causes. Via Media has formed branches in a number of dioceses where the bishops voted against the confirmation of the admitted homosexual Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Griswold Misspoke About What He Said Williams Knew

But when he was asked directly if the Archbishop of Canterbury supported the emergence of a Network he disputed such claims.

At the Synod of the Church of England, The Archbishop of Canterbury. Dr Rowan Williams offered his support to the newly formed network of orthodox parishes (NACDP) made up of both Evangelicals and Anglo-Catholics set up in the United States who oppose the consecration of an openly non-celibate homosexual - V. Gene Robinson - to the historic episcopacy.

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February 14 2004 By virtueonline VANCOUVER: Nine Canadian Clergy Obtain Alternative Episcopal Oversight

They are: The Revd Charles Alexander, Timothy Institute of Ministry, Calgary, Alberta; Dr David Bowler, Comox, Vancouver Island, a Church Plant; Revd Paul Carter, Immanuel Church, Westside; Revd Ron Gibbs, St Simon’s, Deep Cove; Revd Ed Hird, St Simon’s, Deep Cove; Revd David Hollebone, Living Waters Church, Victoria, Vancouver Island; Revd John Lombard, St Simon’s, Deep Cove; Revd Barclay Mayo, St Andrews, Pender Harbour; Revd Silas Ng, Emmanuel Church, Richmond.

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February 14 2004 By virtueonline NORTH CAROLINA: The "Miracle Church" of Morehead City

The new All Saints' parish, which is a member of the Anglican Mission in America has over 300 members and goes from strength to strength, according to its rector and parishioners.

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February 14 2004 By virtueonline Interview with Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner

RADNER: Well, David, there has certainly been a good deal of - to keep with
your boxing metaphor, but to Paulinize it a bit - "beating the air" going on.
What we could all do with a little more is some "pummeling" of our "own body
and subduing it, lest after preaching to others we ourselves should be
disqualified" (1 Cor. 9:26f.).

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February 13 2004 By virtueonline SPRINGFIELD: Adequate Episcopal Oversight offered in Diocese of Springfield

"It is the first of its kind," said the Rev. Robert Todd Giffin, 33, an orthodox priest who will lead the 60 plus parishioners under the banner of Faithful Anglicans in the Heartland (FAITH) Inc. They are meeting at Evansville's West Side Fairfield Inn, but its future location will be the former St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Stringtown Road. Faithful Anglicans in the Heartland confirmed it had successfully bid $150,000 on the church.

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February 13 2004 By virtueonline TENNESSEE: New Anglican Parish forms in Jackson

St. Luke's became another casualty in the doctrinal and moral wars in The Episcopal Church. "It's painful", the Rev. Chuck Filiatreau told Virtuosity. "Bishop Don Johnson's pastoral letter was the straw that broke the camel's back. An inclusive church has no place for these orthodox people, and now they have gone."

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