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August 25 2018 By dvirtue Episcopal Church continues downward slide; sheds additional members in 2017

The Fast Fact domestic stats for 2017 released this week, showed The Episcopal Church continuing its downward trend both in baptized membership and average Sunday attendance.

Between 2016-2017, there were 26 fewer reporting congregations. In 2016, there were 6,476 functioning churches; in 2017, only 6,447, a drop of 29 churches. Ten years ago, in 2008, there were 6,964 parishes and missions; by 2013, the number of churches had dropped to 6,622.

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August 22 2018 By dvirtue OF MILLSTONES AND DEEP WATERS

Jesus had much to say about judgement, but you won't hear much of it from many pulpits these days. Preachers like to preach the Sermon on the Mount but steer clear of what Jesus had to say about religious leaders. He accused them of being "hypocrites" and "whited sepulchers". On one occasion he said this: "For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves."

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August 19 2018 By dvirtue Spitting in the face of Christ crucified

The Episcopal Church should not gloat, nor should it argue that if the RCC had just allowed openly practicing homosexual priests then the problem would go away. This has been a favorite argument of homosexuals like Louie Crew, and, indirectly by hundreds of Episcopal bishops and at least four presiding bishops.

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August 18 2018 By dvirtue I'm numb! 301 Catholic priests named in Pennsylvania sex scandal

This is a story I never thought I would be writing. This is a story no journalist should ever have to write. But now both the church press and secular media have a hold of the story, a rapidly expanding story with more twists and turns than Lombard Street in San Francisco.


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August 08 2018 By dvirtue The Devolving World of Anglicanism

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion office, Josiah Idowu-Fearon and assorted professional reconcilers believe that they are on the right side of history with the majority of the communion and its bishops behind them.

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July 28 2018 By dvirtue The Sinister Intrusion of Same Sex Marriage into Orthodox Episcopal Dioceses

Here is how the resolution reads: Resolved, That under the canonical direction of the Rector or Member of the Clergy in charge and where permitted to do so by civil law, provision will be made for all couples desiring to use these marriage liturgies in their local congregation or worshipping community, provided that nothing in this Resolve narrows the authority of the Rector or Priest-in-Charge (Canon III.9.6(a)); and be it further Resolved, That in dioceses where the bishop exercising ecc

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July 25 2018 By dvirtue The Reconciliation Lies of South Carolina Episcopal Bishop "Skip" Adams

Adams has solicited help from presiding bishop Michael Curry who also claims to breathe the air of reconciliation with heaps of scripture thrown in for good measure.

But Adams past track record on reconciliation is anything but.

Adams past reveals a man whose behavior on reconciliation is nothing less than untruthful and contemptuous. Here is the back story.

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July 20 2018 By dvirtue Miss Universe to Feature Transgender Contestant announces she will join the Episcopal Church

"There are women with a penis and men with a vagina, because the only key part of being a woman is to be and feel like a woman," Ponce told The New York Times.

Echoing that sentiment, Curry said there were far too many (white) penis's in TEC and he wants more vaginas in pulpits and in the episcopacy to balance an old white boy's club which TEC has become.

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Two voices representing the polar views of what the Church believes, stands for, and what it should be proclaiming have come to the fore and VOL presents their views without commentary to our international audience of readers. The Rev. Donehue's view were posted in the Post & Courier newspaper, but not those of the Very Rev. Dr. Peter Moore. We present them both here.


By the Rev. Bob Donehue

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July 13 2018 By dvirtue The tragic betrayal of Central Florida Bishop Greg Brewer

But the charismatic Greg Brewer deftly navigated around these two men over the course of his rectorship, scoring well with evangelicals around the country, defying the odds of surviving with a bishop like Charles Bennison, whose heresies included a statement that Jesus was a sinner who forgave himself among other heretical statements that saw him dissing the atonement, rejecting the bodily resurrection of Jesus and much more.

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