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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
"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 ChurchRead more
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.Read more
A Holy Orders Task Force examining the issue of women's ordination concluded Phase 4 of their work and presented it to the college. "The Phase 4 report is being formatted and combined with the previous documents from the task force. This report will be passed on to the GAFCON Primates and to our ecumenical partners for feedback, and released to the whole Church in late February. The bishops will pick up these discussions at their next two meetings, in June and September of this year."Read more
The event, which was seen by about 1,000 people at the iconic building, triggered hundreds of compliments from people around the city on social media.
But it also provoked criticism in some quarters, with some calling it inappropriate and even questioning why a "different God" should be allowed to be worshiped there.
Gloucester Cathedral also took the step of deleting a Facebook post on the call to prayer after the comments got heated.Read more
In a statement, the cathedral's chief communications officer, Kevin Eckstrom, said, "We do not pray or sing to bless a political ideology or partisan agenda. From its earliest days, the Cathedral was conceived as a 'great church for national purposes,' a place that could assist the nation in marking significant moments in our national life.Read more
A spokesman for the Cathedral, the Rev Evans Mustafa, appealed to South Sudan National Security agency to release the Dean of the Cathedral. He was abducted by an unknown gunman believed to be a South Sudan Security operative.
Though it was not clear who abducted the Dean, church leaders believed the government was behind the disappearance.Read more
"The Church must be active in politics, in the issues that concern citizens" he said in a newspaper interview. "The Church will not (keep quiet) especially on ethical issues, inequality, corruption and the need for all to be healed and to be afforded their dignity."Read more
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