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July 11 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal bishop loses appeal of order not to sell Newport church

A disciplinary board for the Episcopal Church has upheld a lower panel's order blocking the bishop of the Los Angeles diocese from completing a planned sale of the St. James the Great church property in Newport Beach.

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July 11 2017 By dvirtue NC Episcopal priest in red Corvette pulled gun during road rage, Florida troopers say

William Adams, 35, a priest from Fletcher in the North Carolina mountains, is facing two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

WPEC-TV reported that Adams is a priest at Calvary Episcopal Church. The TV station also reported that Adams began there in September 2016 after he spent 10 years in the military as a chaplain before a helicopter accident injury forced him into retirement.

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July 08 2017 By dvirtue WHEATON, ILL.: Anglicans Find "Mission on our Doorstep"

Speakers portrayed a mission field ripe for harvest, but also beset by both pervasive false teaching and disagreement among faithful Christians. ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach called for Anglican Christians to pray earnestly and to send laborers to churches, communities, cities, and nations.

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July 05 2017 By dvirtue Australian Primate admonishes Archbishop Glenn Davies and Bishop Richard Condie

The Primate builds his case on constraints in the Australian Anglican constitutional arrangements and the 'close fellowship, co-operation and collegiality of the Communion'.

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June 30 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal Presiding Bishop Puts St. James the Great Church Sale on Hold

"I am deeply concerned that his act of entering into a new contract for sale of the same property, while his approach to the earlier sale is still under review, has the potential to undermine the integrity of the Church's disciplinary process," said Curry. He then placed what he called a "Partial Restriction on the Ministry of a Bishop."

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June 29 2017 By dvirtue Gloves Come Off in Bruno Trial

Bruno's counsel, Vice Chancellor Julie Dean Larsen, wrote this week that the "confidential sale of the NPB Property is not contrary to any order, representation, or understanding given by the Presiding Bishop, the Conference Panel or the Hearing Panel in this proceeding. ... The Bishop and the staff of the [Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles] made no representation that the property would be maintained in 'status quo.'"

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June 29 2017 By dvirtue WHEATON, IL: ACNA Provincial Assembly now in full swing

The first occurred on Monday when the ACNA College of Bishops met to seat and give voice and vote to former Episcopal Bishop Mark Lawrence (XIV South Carolina), making him the newest bishop in ANCA's expanding line of apostolic secession.

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June 29 2017 By dvirtue WHEATON, IL: ACNA College of Bishops approves admission of four new bishops

The Very Rev Walter Banek, grew up in Chicago, IL, the son of immigrants who came to the United States from Germany following World War II. He studied Architecture for two years at the University of Illinois (1970-1972) before deciding to transfer to Moody Bible Institute (1972-1975) where he received his BA in Bible Theology. He received his M.Div from Cummins Theological Seminary in Summerville, SC in 2000.

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June 29 2017 By dvirtue South Carolina becomes the newest and oldest ACNA diocese

South Carolina's affiliation with ACNA makes it one of five former Episcopal dioceses which have disaffiliated with The Episcopal Church and, eventually, realigned with ACNA. In 2009, four of the former TEC dioceses (Pittsburgh, Quincy, Fort Worth and San Joaquin) were founding ANCA dioceses, just as South Carolina was a founding diocese of The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in 1789.

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June 28 2017 By dvirtue Scottish Episcopal Church elects pro-gay marriage bishop as its new leader

Mark Strange previously made headlines by calling for gay marriage in church in 2015 and revealing he had previously been in love with a man.

Bishop Strange voted for the change in teaching which removed the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman and was passed earlier this month by the ruling general synod.

It means that gay couples can now marry in Scottish Anglican churches if they wish.

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