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March 13 2017 By dvirtue Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, the Archbishop and Primate of Hong Kong, Paul Kwong, expressed joy at the announcement: "I send my warmest and heartiest congratulations to the Church of Sudan on your inauguration as the 39th Province of the Anglican Communion. The birth of a new member province brings not only joy and excitement to the global Anglican family but also richness, encouragement and hope.

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March 13 2017 By dvirtue Married Catholic priests? There are perhaps 120 in the U.S. already. Here's how

Experts say as many as 120 Catholic priests in the U.S. are married.

That's largely because of a policy change made by Pope John Paul II in 1980, which offered a path for married Episcopal priests to continue their ministry after converting to Catholicism.

Under the Pastoral Provision, Father Paul Sullins, a former Episcopal priest, was ordained in the Catholic Church in 2002 after converting four years earlier.

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March 12 2017 By dvirtue SUMMERVILLE, SC: Diocese of South Carolina Votes to Affiliate with the ACNA

Founded in 2009 at the urging and with direction from Anglican primates of the Global South, the ACNA represents the unifying of a number of different groups in terms of theological approach and worship emphasis including evangelicals, charismatics and Anglo-catholics.

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March 05 2017 By dvirtue Diocese of South Carolina to vote on new affiliation

ACNA was established in 2009 to serve orthodox Anglicans, including those in disagreement with The Episcopal Church, which has liberalized its policies regarding LGBT clergy and members and sparked controversy over theology and governance. The group has nearly 112,000 members in 966 churches and 32 dioceses spread across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

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March 03 2017 By dvirtue Mr. Pence and the Anglicans

It is well known the Pences are deeply devout Evangelical Christians. Mike Pence calls himself an "Evangelical Catholic". He was raised a Roman Catholic, but later underwent an evangelical conversion experience. Despite their heavy schedules, they are regular churchgoers.

Last Sunday, February 26, and the two previous Lord's Days, the Vice President and Second Lady have attended services at The Falls Church Anglican in Arlington, Virginia.

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March 03 2017 By dvirtue POWERPLAY: TEC Extorts Its 15%, Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida Caves

(g) Effective January 1, 2016 Council shall have the power to grant waivers from the full annual assessments of Dioceses within the limit established by the General Convention. Any diocese may appeal to Executive Council for a waiver of the assessment, in full or in part, on the basis of financial hardship, a stated plan for working toward full payment, or other reasons as agreed with the Executive Council.

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February 27 2017 By dvirtue Rome's Anglican pastor: Papal visit an exciting, but normal, step

"It's the most exciting thing that's ever happened, except it isn't," he said, explaining that it's a very "natural and normal thing" for a group of Christians to welcome the leader of their brethren to their house.

For Pope Francis to become the first Roman Pontiff to step inside an Anglican parish in Rome, then, is "the most exciting thing, and it's the most normal thing," he said, saying it's a gesture "that explains a truth about our Christian living."

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February 25 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal Divinity School Pursues Union Merger

One of ten seminaries educating students for ministry in the Episcopal Church, EDS announced in July that it will cease granting degrees at the conclusion of the current academic year, citing "unsustainable" levels of spending. At the same time, the school's dean tendered his resignation. In November, trustees from the school released a letter revealing staggering financial losses at the troubled progressive seminary.

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February 22 2017 By dvirtue SOUTH CAROLINA: Judge remands Episcopal Church case

The case has gone before the U.S. District Court in Charleston two times, and both times, Judge C. Weston Houck decided not to proceed with the case, preferring to wait until a separate state lawsuit is resolved that will clarify ownership of property and identities in the diocese.

That state suit now is stalled in the S.C. Supreme Court.

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February 21 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Statement on Synod's rejection of Bishops' report in CofE

GAFCON UK have already commented that 'The confusion created by the General Synod vote on 15th February makes it abundantly clear that a new vision is now needed of what Anglican Christianity in England can and should be.'

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