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Bishop Egan sent his ad clerum to diocesan clerics after a local newspaper published extracts of the friar's 15-minute homily on Tuesday, branding it an "appalling" and "distressing" sermon from the "Stone Age."

Portsmouth diocese immediately apologized and condemned Fr. Ebanks' sermon for its "inflammatory language," stating that it "disagree[d] with the statements that have been made and would emphasize that the Catholic Church respects and welcomes all people."

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March 20 2022 By dvirtue Bishop Ed MacBurney: A Personal Reflection

Afterwards, he said that I had told him a lot about my origins, but little about myself. It was the first time that I was viewed as something other than an extension of my forbears.

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March 16 2022 By dvirtue Unholy Christian Alliances and Dangers

Vladimir Putin not only inherits the name of that famous Rus prince but he was also secretly baptized by his devout Russian Orthodox Christian mother. Putin considers himself to be the righteous warrior, the defender of the true Russian world that includes all of that old Rus' Empire. He, therefore, inherits the militant religious nationalism of Czar Peter the Great, whose czarship Putin emulates with the collusion of the Moscow Patriarchy.

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March 15 2022 By dvirtue PUTIN AND THE PATRIARCH

However, it was found, in perfect condition by fire investigators. He considered this a miracle and a revelation to him, and since that time he has been unwavering in his commitment to the Russian Orthodox Church.

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March 14 2022 By dvirtue My Journey to Full Communion with the See of Peter

The problem has been that each time there was an 'agreement' on important issues, at least some of which were accepted by the respective communions, as consonant with what they believed, some part of the Anglican Communion would take unilateral action which cast doubt on the strength of these agreements.

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March 11 2022 By dvirtue Needed: An Ecumenical Reset

In 1971, at the tender age of twenty-five, then-Archimandrite Kirill was sent by the patriarchate of Moscow as a Russian Orthodox representative to the World Council of Churches in Geneva. Ten years earlier, the Soviet regime, then conducting a draconian persecution that shut down half the country's Orthodox churches, had "allowed" the Russian Orthodox Church to join the World Council. The regime's motives were hardly ecumenical, however.

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March 10 2022 By dvirtue First there was #ACNAtoo; then came #ACCtoo. Where is #TECtoo?


In 2021 rumors rippled around Bishop Stewart Ruch (I ACNA Diocese of the Upper Midwest) for failing to reveal to his diocese alligations of child sex abuse leveled against Mark Rivers, a catechist, at Christ Our Light Church, an ACNA church plant in Big Rock, Illinois.

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March 10 2022 By dvirtue Russia Is Mordor, But the West Is Sodom

Tyranny seems to run in the Russian blood, going all the way back to the country's long subjugation by Mongols. When the Muscovite tsars rose instead, centralized their power, and unified the country, they rejected a key distinction that existed in the West -- the difference between sovereignty and ownership.

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March 09 2022 By dvirtue Go Ahead. Pray for Putin's Demise

When I think of it, I am heartbroken. But I also feel angry. I brush up against something like a maternal sense of rage. An innocent child was violently killed because Russia's leader decided that he wanted a neighboring sovereign country as his own.

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March 08 2022 By dvirtue Honor women by lifting up biblical womanhood

During my time at Lifeline Children's Services, I've been given the honor of working alongside so many incredible, Godly women who live out the Biblical plan for womanhood every day in their work defending the lives of children and vulnerable women. Through our (un)adopted strategic global orphan care programs, where we offer support for orphans who aren't eligible for adoption, I have continually been introduced to so many women who live out Biblical faith around the world.

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