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February 04 2017 By dvirtue Cops bust Long Island Episcopal priest after finding child porn, drugs in his home

Working off a tip, cops found several files of child pornography on the holy man's computer devices, a Nassau County Police Department spokesman said.

Cops also recovered narcotics in his church residence including methamphetamines and Xanax.

Police charged King with five counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child and two counts of drug possession, officials said.

He was awaiting arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead Saturday.

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February 02 2017 By dvirtue Trump nominates Episcopalian to SCOTUS

President Trump, less than two weeks into his presidency, nominated Justice Neil M. Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado. The media is reporting that the nominee is an Episcopalian and he attends St. John's Episcopal Church in neighboring Boulder.

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February 02 2017 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury sets out vision for 2017 Primates Meeting

The Archbishop goes on to unpack the declaration on human sexuality which was published last week before a debate at the Church of England's General Synod later this month.

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February 01 2017 By dvirtue Gorsuch and the big scare-quote religion stuff? So far, little light shed on Supreme Court pick

The Episcopal Church, for anyone who's not been following religion trends in recent decades, has been careening to the theological and cultural left for years and its membership statistics show it. Thousands have left TEC and joined alternative Anglican churches.

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January 31 2017 By dvirtue SEX SCANDALS PLAGUE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA - FOUR STORIES

Bishop Peter Stuart told parishioners that Cathedral picture walls of former bishops and deans were distressing for some survivors of abuse "because it appears as though church is continuing to honour people" who failed to protect children or caused them harm.

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January 31 2017 By dvirtue CANADA: Anglican Church admits it 'helped to create' conditions for suicide crisis in Wapekeka First Nation

Ralph Rowe worked as a priest and boy scout leader and flew a plane with the Anglican Church logo into remote First Nations in northern Ontario where his "abuse was massive in its scope and horrendous in its impact," said a statement on Friday from Michael Thompson, general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada.

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January 30 2017 By dvirtue A Call to Prayer for Immigrants, Refugees, and Government Leaders

In our province we also have lawmakers who face a different, but related set of challenging moral issues. As public servants, they are called to carefully discern how best to respond to the global humanitarian need while also maintaining the appropriate role of government in protecting its citizens. There are no easy answers to how our nations should balance these priorities, and our leaders need your prayers.

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January 28 2017 By dvirtue The Bishops' Report on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships: a response from GAFCON UK

The Report as a whole requires a much fuller response than we can give here. However we do not have confidence that this document will guarantee the maintenance of orthodoxy within the Church of England for the future. We need to express our serious reservations about the many ambiguities in the text relating to how we as Anglicans understand truth and goodness, sin and salvation, and how we should carry out pastoral and liturgical practice.

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January 25 2017 By dvirtue TENNESSEE: Episcopal diocese to consider same-sex marriage at convention

"Episcopalians continue to be divided on this issue. Last year, we appointed a diocesan task force to promote prayer, reflection, and conversation about these matters," said Bauerschmidt, in an email to The Tennessean.

Gay marriage remains divisive issue in Episcopal Church

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January 24 2017 By dvirtue San Antonio Archdiocese removes priest from a parish of Anglican converts

The archdiocese's decision was effective Thursday. It has appointed Monsignor Frank Kurzaj as parish administrator to assume Phillips' role. Kurzaj, most recently pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Floresville, has served in several other parishes in the archdiocese.

A few parishioners credited Phillips with increasing the flock and focusing on Scriptural study and sacred music. He also has been managing a major expansion of its school, Atonement Academy, they added.

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