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November 04 2005 By virtueonline 'I in no way question' Akinola's integrity, Irish Primate insists

"I think it is happening. I just don't think it is moral," said Dr Eames. "Is it the might of finance that will influence a theological outlook, and then that outlook come to dominate the Communion? It raises a serious question for me: what is the real nature of their faith and their Anglicanism? It is certainly different from mine."

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November 04 2005 By virtueonline ENGLAND: Archbishop Williams meets Gene Robinson - by Ruth Gledhill

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has held a meeting with Bishop Gene Robinson.The private meeting, described as 'friendly but candid', involved the two discussing the range of problems that have arisen following Bishop Robinson's consecration. The meeting ended with prayer. Lambeth Palace said: 'The encounter came as part of the Archbishop's commitment to listening to the voices of all concerned in the current challenges facing the Anglican Communion.'

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November 01 2005 By virtueonline EGYPT: Rowan Williams Addresses South to South III

Now during the preparations for this meeting, a number of suggestions were made as to what I might speak about. I think it was suggested that I might speak about the oneness of the church, or about the holiness of the church, or about the catholicity of the church, or possibly about the apostolicity of the church. So I'm actually going to talk about all of them.

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October 31 2005 By virtueonline Ft. Worth Via Media "Dismayed at Bishop Iker's Decision"

As a matter of fact, the Fort Worth Via Media did not start until it was realized by many Episcopalians that a number of bishops (including yourself), clergy and lay members began to foment schism in the Episcopal Church. The formation of the Anglican Communion Network, followed by statements from Bishop Duncan and others and the schismatic letter of Rev. Geoff Chapman have caused deep distress in many Episcopalians that the Network is planning to leave the Episcopal Church.

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October 29 2005 By virtueonline Archbishop Eames attacks media - by Ruth Gledhill

Of course the point of any Archbishop's speeches, addresses, books and reports is not to effect change in one individual religion correspondent. But one of the debates any journalist must have with themselves if they are to maintain their professional reputations intact is to what extent, if any, the objective content of what they are reporting is mediated by the subjective impact it has upon them.

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October 23 2005 By virtueonline WESTERN LOUISIANA ATTORNEY BLASTS VIA MEDIA OVER "DAY AFTER" SCENARIO

VIA MEDIA: People began by introducing themselves. Meg's parish just gave van bought with UTO money to Diocese of Mississippi.

DRELL: Thank you, Meg's parish.

VIA MEDIA After a prayer by Rick Matters, we began reports from the field.

DRELL: Each Via Media group whines about the oppression they are experiencing in their respective dioceses at the hands of the orthodox.

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October 22 2005 By virtueonline Recognizing the disease and looking for the cure - by Peter Toon

When a whole Church is in apostasy, it is infected with a particular contagious disease that has moral and spiritual dimensions. And all the members, clergy and laity, have this disease whether they approve or disapprove of the latest innovations in apostasy. Now the signs of the disease may be prominent or hidden but the disease is there affecting all, for all belong to the One Body and have much in common (not least being the health schemes and the pension plans).

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October 22 2005 By virtueonline "Church in Frenzy - A Long Tradition" - by Dave Shiflett

While reporting for a new book, I enjoyed looking back at the long slide of that train wreck known as the Episcopal Church, which is by now a mere postage stamp of a religion, claiming allegiance, by one estimate, of a walloping 0.78 percent of the American public. Despite its micro-membership, the Episcopal Church is often in the headlines.

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October 21 2005 By virtueonline FLORIDA LAYMAN WRITES BLISTERING LETTER TO BISHOP HOWARD

You said something along the line of, I will not allow the issue to consume my time and if "conservatives" want to leave they can go but I will not follow.

The word conservative appeared in the Florida Times Union and I have no idea if such a word was used by you. Your further comments were more or less saying that you were going to get on with the work of the church with the goal to "bear fruit" as well as other laudable goals.

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October 21 2005 By virtueonline No Taxation Without Representation - By Gerald Bray

Following a letter which he and sixteen other bishops had written, urging the Synod not to proceed until there had been time for full theological debate on the issue. Bishop Wright is a known supporter of women bishops, and his presence among so many orthodox traditionalists came as an unwelcome surprise to many of the campaigners, at least one of whom went on record as claiming that it was an insult to women!

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