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December 23 2016 By dvirtue MELBOURNE: Security services foil Christmas Day cathedral terror plot

"Victoria Police would like to reassure the community that the threat has been contained and there is no on-going threat," the spokesman said. "Victoria has well tested, cooperative, counter terrorism and emergency management plans in place and constantly monitor and assess our preparedness to respond to a range of emergencies."

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December 19 2016 By dvirtue Why Churches Shouldn't Cancel Services On Christmas Day

Of course, the majority of Christians have no interest in chewing out minimum-wage baristas. We don't mind when neighbors, coworkers, or grocery store clerks wish us "happy holidays." But we do want to lovingly proclaim the reason behind the season. That's why it's so strange that this year, many churches--particularly megachurches--are cancelling services on the Lord's Day because it coincides with Christmas.

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December 15 2016 By dvirtue Former R.I. Episcopal priest charged with assaulting teenager in the 1970s

The DA's office and a civil attorney for three alleged victims said the criminal proceedings are the first they know of to be initiated against White, who lives in Bedford, Penn.

A grand jury indicted White last month on five counts of assault and battery. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court.

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December 08 2016 By dvirtue LGBT Film To Premiere In Welsh Cathedral

The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, welcomed the move and said: "This film will not be easy watching for church members as it reminds us how people among us have been ostracised and mistreated because of their sexuality.

"By sharing the personal stories of those who have suffered and been hurt I hope this powerful film will bring home to all the scale of the damage done and ultimately help change attitudes within the church."

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December 06 2016 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman blasts increasing breakdown of church discipline in Church of England

So we must be ready and prepared, understanding the times, just as the Apostle Paul urges the Christians in Rome when he writes: 'the hour has come for you to wake out of sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed' (Romans 13:11).

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December 05 2016 By dvirtue Scandal of how UK refused visas to persecuted Christians

But there was no 'room at the inn' for the Archbishop of Mosul, the Archbishop of Homs and the Archbishop of St Matthew's Valley (Nineveh Valley). According to Barnabas Fund, the reasons given for their visas being refused included the claim that they did not have enough money to support themselves in the UK and that they might not leave the UK.

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December 03 2016 By dvirtue LOS ANGELES: Bruno Inhibits St. James Parish from attending LA Diocesan Convention 2016

Unfortunately, this year St. James the Great, after three years of full participation in convention, has seen our privilege of representation revoked by the bishop's office--we have not been allowed any delegates. Thus we are not able to enter the discussion and vote on any resolutions or canon amendments of vital interest to us, or the election of a bishop coadjutor who may likely decide our fate.

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December 01 2016 By dvirtue SAPELE, Nigeria:: Drama as parishioners padlock Bishop, others inside church over alleged financial impropriety

The hostilities degenerated to the extent that the violent congregation locked the bishop, other members of the clergy and youths in the cathedral during a service, last year that it took the breaking of the keys of the burglary proof and gate for them to get out. Saint Luke Cathedral, Sapele, is perhaps the only Anglican Church in the state where the members worship God in such a manner and even unbelievers are shocked as to why children of God would not bury the hatchet.

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November 30 2016 By dvirtue EASTERN MICHIGAN: Episcopal Bishop Warns Against Culture of Fear

"Within the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, these past ten years have seen a decline in membership and Average Sunday Attendance. We are now 45 congregations on our way very quickly to 43. Annual congregational giving has declined making financial viability increasingly difficult for an increasing number of congregations. Our population continues to decline and Michigan demographics show us growing older while losing our young to opportunities in other parts of the country," Ousley reported.

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November 30 2016 By dvirtue Ex-Anglican priest guilty of child abuse in Perth over 30 years

Cheek will face a sentencing hearing in February and was granted bail in the meantime with strict conditions, including that he not reapply for a passport and must stay away from airports, and must not have any contact with children or his victims.

Judge Ronald Birmingham said imprisonment was likely and told defence counsel Michael Perrella he had his work cut out for him to persuade him otherwise.

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