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February 14 2017 By dvirtue Damning verdict on response to child abuse in Australia

The report concluded that most CEBS branches were able to operate in an autonomous and unregulated way. As a result, a culture developed in which attackers had easy access to boys and opportunities to sexually abuse them. It found the abuse often happened at camps, on sailing and fishing trips and on overnight stays at rectories and private homes.

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February 12 2017 By dvirtue ACNA orders valid state Archbishops of Canterbury and York

When someone who was originally ordained in ACNA or any other church whose orders are recognised under the Measure wishes to minister in the Church of England, the first questions to be considered are those of whether the person concerned is suitable for ministry in the Church of England and if so, whether any further training is necessary.

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February 09 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Accuses Anglican Head Office of Deceit Over 'Consequences' For Gay-Affirming Episcopal Church

As part of those consequences, which the primates insist are not "sanctions", The Episcopal Church (TEC) was barred from decision making in matters of doctrine for three years.

But GAFCON, a conservative grouping within the Church, accused Anglican officials of half-truths, manipulation and compromise in a dispute over whether TEC delegates voted at a recent meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), a decision making body in the wider Anglican Communion.

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February 08 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman Sees no Reason for Confidence in recent Church of England Decision on Marriage

What our resolution agreed in Canterbury actually said was that while 'It is our unanimous desire to walk together', the actions of The Episcopal Church 'further impair our communion'. This is in line with the Jerusalem Statement and Declaration which identified rejection of apostolic teaching on sexuality and marriage as a manifestation of a 'false gospel' which required godly discipline.

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February 06 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Statement on TEC Voting at Lusaka

Whether a meeting uses a consensus model, or a voice vote, or paper ballots, or electronic ballots is of no relevance. The Episcopal Church was not to take part in decision making on issues pertaining to polity or doctrine. They did.

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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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