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September 15 2007 By virtueonline Two Dioceses Ready to Flee TEC...4 New Bishops for CANA...Laity Survey...more

"Spong is a paradox. He is universally acknowledged as a featherweight intellect who is at the same time a heavyweight performer." ---Canon Gary L'Hommedieu

"The consecration of Reverend V. Gene Robinson as the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire will long be remembered in the history of the church as a craven act of moral rebellion and the rejection of Holy Scripture. November 2, 2003 is a day that will live in biblical infamy." - Albert Mohler, Southern Baptist leader

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September 08 2007 By virtueonline Countdown to New Orleans...Rwanda to ordain New Bishops...Litigation Costs..More

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Sept. 7, 2007

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August 31 2007 By virtueonline Kenyan Consecration...Williams Last Stand?..Lesbian on Chicago Bishop Slate

It was another week of contradictions and ecclesiastical mayhem in the life of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Topping the news was the consecration of two former Episcopal priests as bishops in the Anglican Church of Kenya to meet the needs of Anglicans in North America. On August 30, the Anglican Communion Network welcomed the consecrations of the Rt. Rev. Bill Atwood and the Rt. Rev. Bill Murdoch by the Anglican Church of Kenya.

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August 24 2007 By virtueonline LGBT urge TEC bishops to hold the line in NOLA...Akinola says end is near...more

Christ abolished death. One of the most searching tests to apply to any religion concerns its attitude to death. And measured by this test much so-called Christianity is found wanting in its black clothes, its mournful chants and its requiem masses. Of course dying can be very unpleasant, and bereavement can bring bitter sorrow. But death itself has been overthrown, and 'blessed are the dead who die in the Lord' (Rev. 14:13).

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August 17 2007 By virtueonline TEC's Strategy...600 Bishops not Signed on for Lambeth..Anglo-Catholics Isolated

Why God is not always known. Just as it is the nature of light to shine, so it is the nature of God to reveal himself. True, he hides himself from the wise and clever, but only because they are proud and do not want to know him; he reveals himself to 'babies', that is, to those humble enough to receive his self-disclosure ... The chief reason why people do not know God is not because he hides from them, but because they hide from him. --From "I Believe in Preaching" John R. W. Stott

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August 10 2007 By virtueonline Anglican Communion in Danger..More Legal & Ecclesiastical Action in TEC Dioceses

The question this week that begs for an answer is this: Is it just The Episcopal Church that has lost its way or is the Anglican Communion so severely compromised that a more
radical realignment is needed?

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August 03 2007 By virtueonline MONEY Greases the Wheels...New Federation is Born...Gomez rips TEC Use of Funds

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August 2, 2007

MONEY.

It's the elixir that greases the wheels of The Episcopal Church (TEC) and allows them a seat at the Anglican Communion table regardless of what they believe. Consider the following:

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July 28 2007 By virtueonline Lambeth Boycott Widens...Williams must Decide or Face Divided Communion...more

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July 27, 2007

The numbers grow almost weekly.

Another Lambeth boycott threat has loomed, this time from none other than the mother ship herself. Up to 60 per cent of the Church of England's bishops might boycott Lambeth, according to one of the church's most senior bishops, reports the "London Times."

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July 20 2007 By virtueonline Lawsuits: Four Bishops Ask TEC About Funding...CNY priest wins…more

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7/19/2007

FOUR RETIRED EPISCOPAL BISHOPS stepped up to the plate this week and dared to ask Katharine Jefferts Schori, The Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop and her attorney David Booth Beers, where the money is coming from to litigate all the orthodox parishes across the country wanting to leave the Episcopal Church.

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July 13 2007 By virtueonline Can Covenant Save Communion...Protestants Riled over Papal Decree...More

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July 12, 2007

It is the calm before the storm. Across the Anglican Communion a huge debate is raging over whether or not a now drafted Covenant can hold the communion together.

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