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June 01 2018 By dvirtue Recruiting Mentally Dysfunctional Clergy To Run The Anglican Asylum

Despite their capitulation to Marxism, the Society of Jesus remains committed to excellence and even elitism when it comes to recruiting novices. The stringent application of the motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (to the greater glory of God) makes it incumbent for this order of God's commandos to enlist the finest. After all, sloppy clergy who produce shoddy work will accomplish little for the greater glory of God.

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May 31 2018 By dvirtue Church of England accused of breaking canon law by ordering priests to report abuse heard in confession box

Although the practice of confession is rarer in Anglican churches than it is in Catholic ones, it is still present within the Church of England. Canon law dictates that anything heard in confession must be kept secret and the issue was raised by the independent inquiry into sex abuse in March which expressed concern that paedophiles could confess their abuse and go unreported.

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May 30 2018 By dvirtue Church of England fends off sexuality debate as bishops work on new teaching document

Instead of formal debates or legislation, synod discussions on sexuality will take place behind closed doors in group settings, avoiding publicity around a head-to-head debate. At the upcoming synod meeting in July, an afternoon will be set aside for private seminars and workshops, around half of which will cover sexuality.

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May 30 2018 By dvirtue A house divided

Firstly Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church Oxford, in an essay for Modern Church outlines familiar criticisms of the 'evangelical' leadership of the C of E, and proposes a very different model for the Church's engagement with the world. He begins by reflecting on two best-selling publications.

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May 24 2018 By dvirtue Justin Welby: separation of church and state not a disaster

In an interview with the Guardian ahead of the royal wedding, Welby acknowledged that disestablishment -- separating church and state, and removing the C of E's official status -- would be a "complicated process".

"Would disestablishment be a disaster? No," he said, adding: "Nothing's a disaster with God."

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May 20 2018 By dvirtue Worried Church of England urges ministers against scrapping civil partnerships

Civil partnerships legislation was introduced in 2004 to give same-sex couples legal recognition of their relationship without changing the definition of marriage. But the Marriage (Same-Sex couples) Act in 2013 allowed gay couples to marry, or convert their civil partnership into a marriage.

This meant that in 2016 there were just 890 civil partnerships registered in England and Wales, down from 6,305 from 2007 to 2013.

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May 17 2018 By dvirtue Archbishop Justin Welby: Reimagining Marriage?

Surprisingly, though, the protestors seem to have missed something important: there is considerable recent evidence that the Archbishop of Canterbury himself may actually share their views!

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May 16 2018 By dvirtue The Mullallyfication of the Church of England

How about Nicky Gumbel, pioneer of Alpha, a tool that has been used for evangelism across the world? I am not a fan of Alpha. But Gumbel's church has grown to one of the largest in London, with a vision for planting new churches.

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May 11 2018 By dvirtue Unstable CofE shows need for GAFCON vision

In short, the letter appears to be defending the biblical understanding of marriage against the new, secular one. Letters in the Church Times have now been written, and petitions signed, opposing this position. Is Canterbury standing firm for orthodox Christian teaching against the liberals?

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May 04 2018 By dvirtue Church of England Bishop happy "to be a useful idiot for Christ"

SUGDEN: Given that the conflict in Syria is becoming Iran versus Israel, with Syria as a platform for Iran, what did you gain of the views of the churches about the struggle in and for Syria?

LANGRISH: It's more than a struggle between Iran and Israel. There's a world war going on in Syria at present with so many parties using proxies. There's Iran, Israel, UK, France, USA, USSR and Turkey.

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