They also claim that Robertson's inclusion was "contrary to the present doctrine and discipline of the Anglican Church of Canada," and that he was therefore "not duly qualified for the office of bishop."Read more
WASHINGTON -- Following a leaked email from prominent political actors about a possible "Catholic Spring" movement to plant "seeds of the revolution" within the Church, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has rebuked interference in the Church and a political discourse that marginalizes the faithful and demeans women.Read more
The only cleric from the diocese, Rev Clive Burgess, has already withdrawn from the tribunal and no other cleric from the diocese is willing to replace him.
Last month, Dr Gomes and his wife were forced to call the police complaining of harassment after they continued to receive letters at their new home sent by registered post and hand delivery from the Bishop's Office.Read more
It was subsequently passed on to Fairfax Media by sources concerned about the influence of the conservative Sydney diocese on the church. The document was issued by the senior Sydney Bishop Michael Stead, the chairman of the Archbishop's Plebiscite taskforce on gay marriage, who described same-sex marriage as "a long way from the good picture of marriage given to us by Jesus and the Bible."Read more
He said he would stand aside from all duties including ordinations, pastoral visits, public functions, correspondence and related engagements.
"I have taken this decision after much prayer, thought and consultation with my advisors to allow for the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Perth to flourish," he wrote.
"I am humbled by the courage and fortitude of survivors and victims of child sexual abuse as they continue to bear witness to their stories of suffering."Read more
Zavala said that many who speak about mission have not planted a church in twenty years. We ask "What are your 'touch-points' with society?" If you have none, then your church is isolated. A church's budget will show us its heart. The budget speaks aloud. A budget that is always the same is a maintenance budget. There is nothing new. If a church of 300 people has not planted a new church, that church is in maintenance mode.Read more
"We are committed to keeping God's children safe, and we are heartbroken when we fail," Scanlan said. "My hope is that the appalling events documented at St. George's School will lead our church to intensify its efforts to protect young people in every setting, and continue our commitment to preventing abuse with thorough training for clergy, staff and volunteers who work with children."Read more
We hold that the election is out of order insofar as its slate included a candidate whose lifestyle is contrary to the teaching of the historic and universal church on chastity and marriage, and contrary to the present doctrine and discipline of the Anglican Church of Canada. According to the Constitution and Canons governing episcopal elections this candidate is, therefore, not duly qualified for the office of bishop and the election as a whole was irregular.Read more
It expresses our collective frustration, hope, and counsel to the Anglican Communion leadership on the state of our communion. It shows our faith, determination, and effort to restore this communion to wholeness. And it shows we are getting ready for the possibility of further deterioration, that we should be able to speak and act decisively.
- Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Province of Nigeria
Accordingly, I am writing to assure you again of our sadness at these developments and the challenge they present to ordinary Anglicans -- both clergy and laity -- in living out the gospel and making disciples as Anglicans.
We pray much for you and feel that perhaps we understand something of how difficult it is for you now because of what we ourselves went through just a few years ago.
Beyond praying, we are willing and eager to stand with you in any way we can.Read more
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