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December 22 2023 By dvirtue VIRTUEONLINE SPECIAL REPORT

It has been hailed as an important first step by Catholics who have advocated for changes in the Church's teachings on LGBT issues, and on cohabitation and divorce and remarriage.

Both denominations heavily nuanced their decisions saying that this was not marriage and that no formal church teaching on marriage had changed.

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December 16 2023 By dvirtue Church of England Allows Blessing of S-S Couples * Nigerian Primate Blasts Welby over Prayer for SS Couples * A New diocese for the Middle East * War in Israel Rated No.1 story by RNA * Mozambique Intrigue * Heresy Hits CofE * Female Perth Apb Ordains Gay

"I saw this blasphemous statue and was outraged. My conscience is held captive to the word of God, not to bureaucratic decree. And so I acted. -- Navy veteran Michael Cassidy who toppled the demonic statue of Baphomet at the Iowa state Capitol holiday display

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November 25 2023 By dvirtue Church of England Formally Approves Prayers Blessing Same-Sex Unions * Justin Welby did not Vote * Liberals and conservative Anglicans divided over Israeli War * NAMS gets New Leadership * Bishop Pytches Dies * Bill to Disestablish the Church in Play

As long as active clergy homosexual activity persists, the Church will continue to fracture and split, where eventually it will all but collapse and disappear. --- Kevin Wells

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November 11 2023 By dvirtue ABC asks if he should Resign * Testy Exchanges in Lambeth Palace between conflicting groups * GAFCON primates meet in UK * Evangelical Alliances call for Ceasefire in Gaza * Central Africa Okays Women's Ordination * Understanding the Anglican Reset

"It does not take an expert philosopher to see that we will soon be experiencing the consequences of our choices. We have chosen prosperity, pleasure and power, and we will reap poverty, pain and impotence. It may be that our race will not self-destruct with a nuclear war, but will simply fade away as the result of immature, wicked and short-sighted strategies."-- Fr. Dwight Longenecker,

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November 03 2023 By dvirtue Anglican Leaders Call for a Ceasefire in Israel * Antisemitism on the Rise * GSFA Primates meet in Cairo * 44 CofE Bishops want SS Blessings * 3 Episcopal Dioceses seek Merger * Reparative Therapy Bill challenged * Malawi to Ordain women to P/hood

"At the very heart of this generous Protestantism was the power of Scripture, through its teaching of justification by faith, to impart saving trust and transforming love to the wayward hearts and wandering souls of sinners. For according to Reformation Anglicanism, the glory of God is to love the unworthy."
-- Ashley Null, is the Theological Advisor to the ACNA Diocese of the Carolinas

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October 15 2023 By dvirtue Church of England Faces Pushback on SS Blessings * Is Schism inevitable in CofE * Will ACNA overtake TEC? * Israel Faces Historical Moment * Antisemitism on Rise * I visit Kurdistan and Central Asia -- Report

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
October 13, 2023

The progressive tide is turning in the Church of England. Its push for prayers via the same-sex project "Love and Faith" is bedeviling its House of Bishops and is roiling the Church's faithful.

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September 30 2023 By dvirtue Episcopal Church Statistics Show Decline * Curry's Leadership & Legacy Questioned * Egyptian Archbishop Challenges Anglican Communion-Pt 2 * Nigerians and ACNA Faceoff * CEEC Questions their future in CofE * Oxford Safe Churches * Future of Evangelicalism

"I don't know how you could be a leader without having faith in God. How do you become a good leader? One of the first things you need to do is put on the full armor of God." -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

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September 16 2023 By dvirtue The Great Dechurching: Some Good News * GSFA Appalled at CofE over SS Blessings * Bishop Mouneer Anis Says Communion Deeply Divided * CofE faces Safeguarding, SS Issues. Schism Looms * Times Survey "a Con" says Theologian * GAFCON Europe Forges Ahead *

We do not need MAGA churches (nor do we need MSNBC churches). And we must guard our prayer and devotional time from the ever-encroaching news headlines. We must preach the gospel, worship God in Spirit and truth, and disciple the nations according to the teachings of Christ. Christianity must remain a religion and not a partisan of the flesh. The Christian should participate in the political arena, including voting, organizing, or even running for office.

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September 01 2023 By dvirtue Refocusing VOL's Vision * Former Albany Bishop Speaks Out * New Anglican Church Plants * Anglican Missionaries Offer New Paradigm for Missions * Sydney Anglicans on the Move * TEC: Funerals Up; Ordinands Parishes Down * Britain No Longer Christian Country

"What was alarming to me is that in most of these scenarios, when the pastor would say, 'I'm literally quoting Jesus Christ,' the response would not be, 'I apologize.' The response would be, 'Yes, but that doesn't work anymore. That's weak.' When we get to the point where the teachings of Jesus himself are seen as subversive to us, then we're in a crisis." -- Russell Moore

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