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January 27 2021 By dvirtue WHY SUFFERING MIGHT BE GOOD FOR THE AMERICAN CHURCH

The words of C.S Lewis ring eerily true; "But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."

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January 26 2021 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: Ordinariate of the Southern Cross faces Uncertain Future

Parish membership is not growing in the way the CDF envisioned. There has been no sustained growth in any community, though some appear now to be growing, and may achieve sustainability in the long term -- which we may not have.

The CDF has given OLSC a year to become financially viable or else 'steps' will be taken. It says a parish needs $60k a year to support a priest, but that OLSC parishes need to raise $30k a year and the Ordinariate will provide the other $30k.

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January 21 2021 By dvirtue ACNA Bishops Wrestle with Language over Homosexuality

Acknowledging the universality of our sinful natures, the bishops said that they had heard from Christians who struggle with same-sex attraction within the Province in North America.

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January 12 2021 By dvirtue Anglican Church of Canada Indicted for violating Marriage Canons without Due Process

Whilst Provincial synods are entitled to agitate for a change in doctrine, they cannot act in defiance of, or contrary to the Church's current doctrine, they write.

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January 12 2021 By dvirtue Episcopal Presiding Bishop calls for President Donald Trump's removal from office

"I want to submit that the way of love that leads to beloved community is the only way of hope for humanity. Consider the alternative. The alternative is chaos, not community. The alternative is the abyss of anarchy, of chaos, of hatred, of bigotry, of violence, and that alternative is unthinkable. We have seen nightmarish visions of that alternative."

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January 10 2021 By dvirtue TEC North Dakota Diocese to get Revisionist Bishop following Retirement of Evangelical Bishop

Northern Michigan is a diocese with triple digit attendance figures which showed an ASA of 385 in 2019, down from 624 in 2009. The Diocese of Eau Claire had an ASA of 872 in 2009, dropping to 592 in 2019, a decline of 32 percent.

There are individual parishes in Texas bigger than these three dioceses put together.

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January 07 2021 By dvirtue LEADING ANGLICAN THEOLOGIAN CALLS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S REMOVAL

"I did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016. I did not trust his character. But the American people through the electoral process did," said Noll, a former seminary professor and outspoken ACNA evangelical on life issues.

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January 07 2021 By dvirtue AMERICA UNDER SIEGE: AN OPEN LETTER TO GLOBAL SOUTH ANGLICANS

But the problem in America is not just political, it is profoundly spiritual and theological.

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January 01 2021 By dvirtue San Francisco Cathedral Adds Muslim Prayers to Christmas Celebration

There was also a Muslim reading rejecting the divinity of Christ during the 10PM service of Holy Eucharist on Christmas eve at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California. This is the parish home of the notorious lesbian priest, Susan Russell.

A woman Islamist intoned, "What are best Islamic traits, feed the people and illuminate our hearts with light and let there be light above and below us; Oh God make us your light. We should be passionate about social justice."

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December 30 2020 By dvirtue ACNA is the Only Place for These Three TEC Bishops

Woke progressivism was not a winning ticket for Curry. His royal theatre marriage performance that briefly brought him celebrity status failed to translate into filling Episcopal pews. "Beloved community" were empty words. The more he talked up a plethora of social justice issues, the more Episcopalians just yawned, wrote out a check and went on with their lives.

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