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April 21 2005 By virtueonline On calling the Pope too conservative - by John H. Rodgers

One can only ask if those who speak so freely of his being too conservative believe there is any truth in Scripture, tradition, reason and human experience that is binding on us all.

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April 21 2005 By virtueonline THE POPE'S HOMILY - An Extract for Anglicans

Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be "tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine", seems the only attitude that can cope with modern times. We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one's own ego and desires.

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April 20 2005 By virtueonline New Pope is Friend to Anglicans - by Bishop Keith Ackerman

Forward In Faith pledges its support to this valiant champion of Orthodoxy, with a promise of regular prayer as we seek to find greater ways in which orthodox Christians worldwide might be able to offer mutual love, respect, and support.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

The Rt. Rev'd Keith L. Ackerman. SSC
DIOCESE OF QUINCY

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April 18 2005 By virtueonline Parish Chancellor Writes Bishop Smith of Connecticut

Its sole purpose is to remove priests who have left their ministries and work as Episcopal priests and gone into some other conflicting line of work, such as the case where an Episcopal priest becomes a Roman Catholic priest or a Baptist minister without formally renouncing Episcopal orders.

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April 05 2005 By virtueonline FOX'S FAREWELL TO CHANE: "You are not a bishop...in sacramental terms"

When I asked what I would be allowed then to do in the diocese, he replied that I was allowed to do anything that layman could do. I thus assisted at St. Luke's in Bladensburg, MD, for a couple of years, until my move to California recently came up.

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April 05 2005 By virtueonline Straight Talk to a Troubled Laity - by Bill Boniface

The next part of the response has to do with the word "similar." While today's dispute over Scriptural authority and the role secular culture should play in the Church's responsibility as moral standard bearer has been skillfully characterized by many as similar to those of recent decades, the current crisis is profoundly different.

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April 05 2005 By virtueonline CONNECTICUT SIX: Attorney writes open letter to Rowan Williams

15. In order to protect the integrity and legitimate needs of groups in serious theological dispute with their diocesan bishop, or dioceses in dispute with their Provinces, we recommend that the Archbishop of Canterbury appoint, as a matter of urgency, a panel of reference to supervise the adequacy of pastoral provisions made by any churches for such members in line with the recommendation in the Primates' Statement of October 2003 (xii).

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April 03 2005 By virtueonline Divorce Episcopal Style - by Alice Linsley

I try to understand how this came to pass. I think back and begin to see the little signs that we were growing apart. I thought we were speaking the same language. Now I realize that familiar old words in your mouth took on unfamiliar meanings.

I listened while you told me of your dreams and plans and gradually it dawned on me that I wasn't included. And when I pointed this out to you, your response was to make me doubt myself, as if there were something seriously wrong with me.

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April 01 2005 By virtueonline BISHOP FRADE ON TERRY SCHIAVO: "Family should make ultimate decision"

By now we have all heard how this young woman sustained severe brain damage from lack of oxygen after collapsing at home in 1990 with heart failure, due to a chemical imbalance believed to have been brought on by an eating disorder. We know that the many doctors who have examined and treated her have determined that she is in a persistent vegetative state with no hope for recovery.

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April 01 2005 By virtueonline FORT WORTH BISHOP: "Covenant is a bitter disappointment"

The Statement speaks of "deep regret" and offers "our sincerest apology and repentance" - but for what?

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