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April 30 2005 By virtueonline The Joy of Eviction - by Ed Hird

After meeting with our gifted lawyer Bob Kuhn, we realized that our ex-diocese could drag this out for years in the courts, appealing again and again even if we won at the lower court level. Our former diocese has very deep pockets. With the BC Supreme Court cost being $10,000 a day, we decided that this would not be a good use of our resources. We would rather focus on telling people about the love of Jesus.

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April 29 2005 By virtueonline Episcopal Church Cannot Survive Conflicting Doctrines

Heresy charges were invoked against Bishop Pike but there was neither the will nor the numbers to move forward. Whether overwhelmed by the counterculture of that era, or perhaps Pike's doubts were widely shared, the Episcopal Church failed to reprimand the obstinate bishop.

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April 27 2005 By virtueonline A Bishop Can't Inhibit What God Inhabits - by David H. Roseberry

On the weekend of April 17, my wife, Fran, and I traveled to Connecticut so I could lead the worship and preach the gospel just in case the rector, Fr. Ron Gauss, were inhibited by the bishop. We were blessed by our visit in many ways. The following is a report of our visit:

I, along with five other priests from parishes outside the Diocese of Connecticut, have traveled here to preach and be present in worship as an act of solidarity for the beleaguered priests and their parishes.

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April 27 2005 By virtueonline OXFORD THEOLOGIAN: "Time is short, Archbishop Williams must act"

It was so good to have him speaking so strongly and personally. Bishop Stanton has done an incredible amount to keep the global communion perspective alive in his diocese and within ECUSA. Bit it's a hard task right now. This must rank as one of the most turbulent times in Christian history for a bishop. I'm reminded of the Arian controversy in the early fourth century, when the great Athanasius was exiled from his see no less than five times.

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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

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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 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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