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February 05 2020 By virtueonline Balancing institution and mission: Lessons from change in the Cuban church

The story of a church caught amidst worldly change is one familiar to Cuban Episcopalians. While the Canadian and Cuban contexts have many differences, Canadian Anglicans may have some interest in the experience of the Cuban church--an experience with which some will be very familiar.

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January 30 2020 By virtueonline THE 2020 ANGLICAN JOINT SYNODS: COMMENTARY FROM THE CONTINUING ANGLICAN JURISDICTIONS

This year's joint synods are the sequel to the 2017 joint synods wherein the Anglican Catholic Church (ACC), Anglican Province of America (APA), Anglican Church in America (ACA), and the Diocese of the Holy Cross (DOHC) entered into full communion with one another as an important step toward an organic union. As someone who has spent his entire life in the Continuum, it is hard to describe to outsiders how incredible it was to see this giant leap take place.

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January 30 2020 By virtueonline How Can Two Walk Together?

Many expressed dismay at the outcome of this meeting, specifically at the apparent agreement of Gafcon and Global South Primates concerning the following outcomes:

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January 29 2020 By virtueonline Authentic Anglicanism and False Fears

A few weeks ago, I received a widely circulated email from the Secretary of the Synod of the Church of Pakistan which was sharply critical of GAFCON following the visit of Archbishop Foley Beach last November at the invitation of the Bishop Azad Marshall, Bishop of Raiwind, and President of the National Council of Churches in Pakistan.

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January 28 2020 By virtueonline IT'S TIME FOR GENE ROBINSON'S HONORARY DEGREE

In Advent 2018, the Purple covered Brant Lewis's (C'19) documentary The Feet We Stand On: An Oral History of Sewanee, which chronicles LGBTQ+ history at the University. In the documentary, Robinson said "Honestly, I don't need this honorary doctorate, but you know what? You need to give it...

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January 28 2020 By virtueonline Traditional Catholics force Episcopal consecration from Catholic venue

Church Militant, a conservative Catholic Internet news apostolate, keeps a close eye on the activities of liberals in the Catholic fold and is not shy about reporting such shenanigans.

The Catholic news site reported: "Area Catholics in the Diocese of Richmond are outraged that a Catholic church, where Mass is regularly offered, would be used for a Protestant denomination's ceremonies."

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January 22 2020 By virtueonline Trinity Church Wall Street: Can reporters solve the case of the missing Episcopal rector?

It was clear that many in the church had no idea what was going on, including the choir that was awkwardly standing by, waiting to sing an anthem during the offering. (You can see all this go down in this video. https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/video/1115am-holy-eucharist-195 Start at the 50-minute mark).

Episcopal News Service ran a brief announcement the next day:

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January 22 2020 By virtueonline FORMER FEMALE EPISCOPAL PRIEST LINKS WOMEN'S ORDINATION TO LGBT ACTIVISM

Linsley, who served as a priest in the Episcopal Church of the U.S.A. (ECUSA) for 16 years, renounced her orders and quit her denomination "as it moved toward a radical revision of the Gospel, setting aside the apostolic Tradition for its social justice agenda."

"As with many Anglicans, I believe that the Episcopal Church erred in 1976 when it departed from the all-male priesthood," observes Linsley, a pioneer in the field of biblical anthropology.

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January 21 2020 By virtueonline God is Not Fair: Some Thoughts on Women's Ordination

So if God believes in equality, it is a different equality from what most think. God's equality does not mean giving every person the same chance to do everything.

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January 17 2020 By virtueonline Church of England softens up parishioners for same-sex marriage change

The six principles 'for living well together', as outlined in a new video presented by group members, 'invite church communities to examine afresh their life together, seeing our many differences as gifts that can build us up in trust and mutual affection'.

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