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March 26 2017 By dvirtue Looking outwards with the gospel

Some in General Synod have held that the Church of England would do better if it severed its ties with the churches of the Anglican Communion. They regard the position of many of those churches on marriage and sexuality as primitive and embarrassing the witness of the Church of England to a secular society on the side of history.

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March 26 2017 By dvirtue Church of South India Hides Corruption in Smoke Screen call for Lenten Fast

Some Christians might say "Hallelujah!" for his call to fasting and prayer but a closer examination shows the Moderator to be little more than a manipulator who talks a good line but is doing nothing to correct the massive corruption in the CSI.

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March 24 2017 By dvirtue Our Lady of the Atonement becomes jewel in the Ordinariate's crown

This action officially took place on Tuesday (March 21). The first thing Bishop Lopes did, was to immediately travel from Houston to San Antonio -- 200 miles away -- to personally meet his new congregation that very evening and assuage their worries with a parish wide meeting, in which he explained the ins and outs of joining the Ordinariate and answered parishioners' fears and many questions.

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March 23 2017 By dvirtue TANZANIA: Anglican Prelate Dr Mokiwa Now Saddled With Court Costs

Advocate Emmanuel Nkoma, for the Church's Archbishop, Dr Jacob Chimeledya and Registered Trustees of Anglican Church of Tanzania, as defendants, could not raise any objection to the request for the withdrawal of the suit, but he pressed that the costs be paid to his clients.

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March 23 2017 By dvirtue CENTRAL AFRICA: Former Anglican Bishop Kunonga to pay $427,000

The Supreme Court upheld the High Court decision ordering him and his allies to pay $427 892, plus
interest and court costs to the Diocese of Harare.

Justice Paddington Garwe threw out Dr Kunonga's contention that the shares were sold to meet the
costs of running the affairs of the church.

He found that the assets had not been used for the benefit of CPCA, but in furtherance of the interests
of the new church Dr Kunonga and his allies had formed.

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March 22 2017 By dvirtue SAN ANTONIO: Our Lady of the Atonement to go into the Ordinariate

Bishop Lopes was schedule to meet with Our Lady of the Atonement parishioners Tuesday evening to give them the lay of the land and answer any questions they may have about the process of becoming an Ordinariate parish.

"It appears that our difficult situation has been resolved," Phillips wrote to his anxious parishioners. "I look forward to us being together as one parish family."

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March 20 2017 By dvirtue Candor Breaks Out at Kanuga

This went well enough, and then the plenary floor was open to sharing from the table discussions. All was going according to plan. Then one bishop (whom I will not name, though he probably wouldn't mind) got up and said, in effect, "There's an elephant in the room, and we're ignoring it in favor of a bunch of navel gazing." That's when everything went off the rails. A handful of others got up and said, "Yeah. There's an elephant in the room, and we need to talk about it!" Except ...

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March 19 2017 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: Justice Peter McClellan warns churches to get their houses in order or face the consequences

"I think that unless institutions do perform and put their house in order then the community needs to respond for them," Justice McClellan told the royal commission on Friday during a final hearing into the Anglican Church, and a panel discussion that included Newcastle Bishop Greg Thompson.

"As a citizen I couldn't agree more," replied former Anglican Church of Australia general secretary, Reverend Dr Bruce Kaye.

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March 16 2017 By dvirtue Singapore Anglican bishop: Parents should be 'strongly advised' about Beauty and the Beast's 'homosexual content'

The live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast features a gay subplot and an "exclusively gay moment" between two male characters.

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March 13 2017 By dvirtue Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, the Archbishop and Primate of Hong Kong, Paul Kwong, expressed joy at the announcement: "I send my warmest and heartiest congratulations to the Church of Sudan on your inauguration as the 39th Province of the Anglican Communion. The birth of a new member province brings not only joy and excitement to the global Anglican family but also richness, encouragement and hope.

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