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November 24 2017 By dvirtue ALABAMA: Man nabbed in state child porn operation is Birmingham priest and former Auburn University professor

Efforts to reach Rich for comment were unsuccessful.

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November 23 2017 By dvirtue Diocese of South Carolina Will Appeal to the US Supreme Court

We further believe the nature and consequences of this ruling strongly merit review. Several congregations have already voted affirmatively to join in this petition. We encourage the other parish parties to the case to consult with their legal counsel to address their vestry's desire to join.

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of South Carolina includes the following persons:

The Rev. David Thurlow, President;

The Rev. Karl Burns, Vice-President;

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November 21 2017 By dvirtue Diocese of Newark to revise diocesan profile after discovering plagiarism during bishop search

This delay in the search process will not necessitate a change in dates for the episcopal election on May 19, or the consecration of the eleventh bishop of Newark on Sept. 22, Harmon said.

Bishop Mark Beckwith, who has led the diocese since 2007, called for the election of a successor when he announced in February that he planned to retire.

The Standing Committee's statement follows:

Nov. 20, 2017

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Given the gravity of all these concerns, we will now give serious consideration to seeking review by the U.S. Supreme Court. We believe the number and character of the issues at stake in this ruling merit review by the high court. Because of the long road of litigation that has brought us to this day, all the parties to this case will need to take counsel together before deciding our next steps.

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November 14 2017 By dvirtue Former Bishop-Elect of Caledonia, the Rev. Jacob Worley, has been fired

In May of 2017, Worley made headlines in Church news when the House of Bishops of the Province of BC and Yukon refused to approve him as Bishop of Caledonia, a diocese that stretches across the northern half of British Columbia.

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November 14 2017 By dvirtue Apartment building proposed for grounds of downtown Milwaukee's historic St. James Episcopal Church

The church, built in 1867 at 833 W. Wisconsin Ave., would remain with its historic character preserved, according to plans filed by developer Josh Jeffers.

However, it will no longer be part of the Episcopal Church's Milwaukee Diocese.

St. James had its final worship service on Nov. 1, according to the church's website. The church, which closed on Nov. 9, has been listed for sale by the diocese.

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November 14 2017 By dvirtue Amicus Brief Calls for Rehearing in Support of Diocese of South Carolina

Statement by the Rev. Canon Jim Lewis:

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November 10 2017 By dvirtue Forward in Faith celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Forward in Faith is not a single-issue movement, nor is the sacrament of Orders the only sacrament under threat. We shall continue to defend, for the Church of England, Baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; the Eucharist as requiring the presidency of an episcopally ordained priest; Confirmation as integral to Christian initiation; Marriage as 'according to our Lord's teaching... a union...

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November 10 2017 By dvirtue N.B. woman sues priest, Anglican church for damages over assaults

She alleges that on Nov. 24, 2015, while she was visiting Morton at his house, he threatened to skin her alive and scrape her breasts with a box cutter, according to a statement of claim filed with the Court of Queen's Bench in Saint John, N.B., October 2.

After she left, Moore alleges that Morton came to her house and attempted to kill her. "He succeeded in cutting her breasts and abdomen with a box cutter," the statement of claim reads.

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November 09 2017 By dvirtue Ordinariate head 'excluded from Reformation events'

In a letter to the Catholic Herald, Fr Ed Tomlinson asks why Mgr Keith Newton, who serves as ordinary of the group for former Anglicans, was not invited to be "part of the numerous 'reformation celebrations' taking part in the ecumenical landscape this week".

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