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July 13 2004 By virtueonline Africans Will Leave Anglican Communion Says Church Society Leader

These views were expressed at a meeting called by Anglican Mainstream at General Synod and included various leaders in the Anglican Communion - Greg Venables (Primate of the Southern Cone), Stephen Nyorsok (Bishop of Kitale, Kenya), Peter Rwaboma (Uganda) and Ellis Brust representing the Anglican Communion Network and the American Anglican Council, made a presentation at the meeting.

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July 13 2004 By virtueonline Charles Bennison: "theologian" & "deep thinker" challenged by orthodox

Bennison opened the conversation by saying that there was a serious reduction in pledges throughout the diocese, and that some 70 out of 159 parishes had serious financial problems. He also said that the Diocese of Pennsylvania is over churched in terms of buildings since many parishes were built before modern transportation. He indicated that 40 parishes have less than 40 members.

QUESTION: Isn't the Episcopal Church losing members?

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July 11 2004 By virtueonline COLORADO: Two Priests charge two Bishops with Deception and Perjury

The war of words escalated into the media with the Rocky Mountain News screaming in a headline, "Rift over same-sex ceremonies frays Colorado Episcopal diocese. Clergy exchange volleys as church weighs gay rights."

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July 08 2004 By virtueonline TAC Primate Flexes Muscle In Troubled Anglican Ring

VIRTUOSITY: Why is the TAC necessary?

HEPWORTH: The TAC was formed to care of the 'chuck outs', those who oppose women's ordination. We formed a caring community as a temporary measure for what we do next.

VIRTUOSITY: The Anglican Communion is in crisis, are you trying to take advantage of that?

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July 07 2004 By virtueonline LONG ISLAND: Cathedral Dean Says He Was Fired

"I can assure you that I never tendered it. On June 10 when I was summoned, he continually tried to get me to agree with his position that 'the future of our relationship is untenable'."

Cardone said he shared with the bishop his belief that mature adults could disagree on various issues and still have a working relationship. Evidently that does not apply to him.

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July 06 2004 By virtueonline Lambeth Commission Report set for October 16

The letter from Canon John Peterson head of the Anglican Communion
Office says that the Joint Standing Committee will meet to decide how
the report will be used in an attempt to get it out of the hands of the
Primates into what he hopes will be the more liberal ACC, said the source.

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July 05 2004 By virtueonline NEW HAMPSHIRE: Trad. Anglican Bishop welcomes former Episcopalians

He encouraged the parishes in his Diocese, which includes the six New England States and New York to “reach out to those who are following the same path we have trod in our desire to hold onto our beliefs and stand up for our faith.”

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July 04 2004 By virtueonline Beware Revisionist Bishops Bearing Linguistic Alms

"The church [needs] to engage in the costly and demanding discipline of deep conversation about how our faith is shaped and formed," says Frank Griswold, the Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop. Now these are code words with just a hint of arm twisting and much beloved by our PB, who says repeatedly that one encounters the truth in others when people enter into "deep conversation" about whatever it is they can't agree about.

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July 01 2004 By virtueonline Impossible to overrate ill health of ECUSA, says global strategist

"A full page article in a Texas Newspaper said the consecration of V. Gene Robinson had not caused schism. This is nonsense when 21 of the 38 provinces are in impaired or broken communion. That is not schism?"

"These Global South bishops have gone on record saying we will not eat with you [Griswold], we will not speak with you [Griswold], and we don't want your money, and that is not schism?"

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June 29 2004 By virtueonline LONG ISLAND: Bishop Walker Fires Cathedral Dean

As our working relationship and visions grew more disparate, our mutual ministries and responsibilities grew incompatible and it became obvious that we developed a lack of mutual confidence to the point where I concluded that an attempt at reconciliation was not possible.

Dean Cardone will leave his position July 1, 2004. In the interim period, I have asked Bishop Michel to assume oversight of the spiritual and temporal life of the Cathedral.

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