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October 30 2018 By dvirtue DARIEN, CT: Connecticut Episcopal Bishop Seizes St. Paul's Building and Assets

Parish officials and church members say they are being prevented from rendering community outreach services to diverse, underserved populations in Stamford and Norwalk at a time of year when those services are needed most. They also say the action of the bishop stopped them from allowing use of their buildings to community groups. Access to parish records concerning important events in parishioners' lives are presently foreclosed, they say.

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October 29 2018 By dvirtue TEC to Consecrate Gender Fluid Grandpa to be Next Bishop of Newark

"I foresee a revival of epic proportions following this consecration. I have asked former Newark Bishop John Shelby Spong to preach the sermon, which we know will be filled with truth, love, joy, hope and expectation."

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October 24 2018 By dvirtue Last Call for Liberty

America, writes Dr. Os Guinness, one of America's foremost social critics, is locked in a mortal struggle for what each side believes is the soul of the republic. Heedless of the consequences, each side thinks the worst of the other. The once-visionary leadership of the free world has ground to an inglorious halt, and the suddenness of America's decline is shocking as well as tragic to its admirers.

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October 15 2018 By dvirtue Guess Who's Coming to Lunch...Again

During the course of the interview, she made this astonishing confession. "Let's be clear that there is no such thing as "transgender behavior". Transgender, by definition, has nothing to do with behavior. It has to do with who one perceives oneself to be. I do not endorse any sexual behavior that does not comport with traditional Christian teaching. This includes not only homosexuality, but also adultery and fornication. They are all sin, and neither is better or worse than any other.

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October 14 2018 By dvirtue Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Searches for Elusive Episcopal Racists

So, you think talk about racism will fill churches?

It will get people thinking and that is the important thing to do.

Well, how's that working for you?

Not good I'm afraid.

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October 10 2018 By dvirtue LONG ISLAND, NY: Title IV Complaint Filed against Episcopal Bishop Lawrence Provenzano

Charles Martellaro, a former member of the LI Diocesan Council, filed the complaint, saying the bishop violated a specific court order protecting St. James from his action and in doing so, he violated NYS Religious Corporation Law.

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October 08 2018 By dvirtue Funerals outpace all other Episcopal Church Statistics in 2017

The average age of an Episcopalian is now in the mid-sixties; the average age of an Episcopal priest is now in the low sixties. Within a generation. the vast majority of priests will be forced to retire with no one to fill their shoes except non-stipendiary priests who will do little more than open and close doors on a Sunday morning. The number of priests under the age of 44 is less than 10 percent.

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October 01 2018 By dvirtue Despite theological and moral scandals, the Church in America has a glorious future

A Catholic priest I watched on video opined that perhaps his church should die and be rebuilt by true believers meeting in their homes. Away with baptized pagans, Vatican banks and huge edifices with only a handful of worshippers.

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September 27 2018 By dvirtue NIGERIA: Primate and HOB Standing Committee Nix Attending Lambeth 2020

"The Standing Committee rejoices in the success of GAFCON three held June 2018 in Jerusalem.

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September 24 2018 By dvirtue Once thriving Episcopal parishes fade into history on a yearly basis

In 1955, ten years after the close of World War II -- a mere two years after St. David's was founded as a daughter church to All Saints in Lakeland -- there were 8,053 parishes and missions in the church. But, by the mid-20th century, during the midst of the massive post war baby boom, the number of Episcopal congregations was steadily falling.

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