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March 22 2017 By dvirtue SAN ANTONIO: Our Lady of the Atonement to go into the Ordinariate

Bishop Lopes was schedule to meet with Our Lady of the Atonement parishioners Tuesday evening to give them the lay of the land and answer any questions they may have about the process of becoming an Ordinariate parish.

"It appears that our difficult situation has been resolved," Phillips wrote to his anxious parishioners. "I look forward to us being together as one parish family."

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March 20 2017 By dvirtue Candor Breaks Out at Kanuga

This went well enough, and then the plenary floor was open to sharing from the table discussions. All was going according to plan. Then one bishop (whom I will not name, though he probably wouldn't mind) got up and said, in effect, "There's an elephant in the room, and we're ignoring it in favor of a bunch of navel gazing." That's when everything went off the rails. A handful of others got up and said, "Yeah. There's an elephant in the room, and we need to talk about it!" Except ...

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March 19 2017 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: Justice Peter McClellan warns churches to get their houses in order or face the consequences

"I think that unless institutions do perform and put their house in order then the community needs to respond for them," Justice McClellan told the royal commission on Friday during a final hearing into the Anglican Church, and a panel discussion that included Newcastle Bishop Greg Thompson.

"As a citizen I couldn't agree more," replied former Anglican Church of Australia general secretary, Reverend Dr Bruce Kaye.

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March 16 2017 By dvirtue Singapore Anglican bishop: Parents should be 'strongly advised' about Beauty and the Beast's 'homosexual content'

The live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast features a gay subplot and an "exclusively gay moment" between two male characters.

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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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