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January 12 2019 By dvirtue ALBANY: Bishop William Love Writes Letter to Clergy and People regarding Partial Restriction on his Ministry

In accordance with Canon IV.7.10 of the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church, I do plan to appeal the above disciplinary action taken against me by the Presiding Bishop and in so doing, I will also by challenging the authority and legality of Resolution B012 passed at the 79th General Convention. I have already verbally informed the Presiding Bishop's Office of my plans. This will soon be followed by an official written appeal as require by the Canons.

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January 11 2019 By dvirtue BREAKING! Partial Restriction on the Ministry of a Bishop The Rt. Rev. William H. Love, Bishop of Albany

In recent weeks, I have learned of and studied a Pastoral Letter and Pastoral Directive to his Diocese issued by Bishop Love of the Diocese of Albany on November 10, 2018, regarding the Church's continued acceptance of the use of a trial rite for performing same-sex marriages in the Church pursuant to Resolution B012 of the General Convention in 2018. Copies of Bishop Love's statement and Resolution B012 are available here and here.

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January 09 2019 By dvirtue Letter from Concerned Anglicans in the Oxford Diocese in Response to Ad Clerum of Bishop Croft

However, we are dismayed that nowhere in the letter is there any articulation of the current teaching of the Church of England on marriage and sexual relationships, based as it is on the words of Scripture, nor is there any expressed support for it. Instead we read references to 'attitudes changing', respect for 'different views', and willingness to 'listen to different streams in the debate'.

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January 08 2019 By dvirtue Celebrations planned, tension lingers a month after marriage equality resolution takes effect

And two of the three congregations in the Diocese of Dallas whose pastoral relationships with their bishop have changed because of their support of same-sex marriage are planning services the weekend of Jan. 19-20 to bless couples who had to leave the diocese to get married in the last three years.

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January 07 2019 By dvirtue OXFORD: Bishop issues Ad Clerum on Homosexual Marriage

As a Bishop's staff we spent some time recently reflecting on the Letter to the Colossians and our call to be a more Christ-like Church: contemplative, compassionate and courageous for the sake of God's world.

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January 06 2019 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman's Epiphany Letter Blasts Church of England over Transgender issue

In the gospel God's amazing grace continues to shine forth and brings about a new humanity from the four corners of the earth as we join the Magi and bow before the Son of God in joyful worship. According to St Paul, the church's wonderful unity in Christ reveals the 'manifold wisdom' of God, not only on earth, but also in the heavenly realms.

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December 27 2018 By dvirtue NEW HAMPSHIRE: St. Paul's School graduate begins jail time for 2014 Senior Salute sexual assault

Owen Labrie, 23, turned himself in to the Merrimack County jail Wednesday morning, more than a week after a judge refused to shorten his sentence. Reporters waiting outside the jail did not see him enter.

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December 26 2018 By dvirtue Forgetting Christmas: The Greatest Story Never Told

Being ignorant of one's own history is a recipe for disaster -- as history proves. But of course we will never learn the lessons of history if we do not know history. So things will simply get worse as more and more people are cast adrift from their own past, and any knowledge of it.

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December 23 2018 By dvirtue Church of England's plan for transgender baptisms outrages bishops

The idea first drew attention when Reverend Chris Newlands was asked to debate the issue at the General Synod in 2015.

Three years later, the practice, which allows transgender Christians to recognise their chosen name as opposed to their birth name, received official endorsement from the church.

However, bishops have denounced the ritual as they believe gender is assigned by God.

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December 22 2018 By dvirtue Archbishop Welby's Vatican representative busted for sexual misconduct - UPDATED

The Governors have appealed for potential victims with "a safeguarding concern or requiring support" to approach the Church of England's Safeguarding team.

The scandal is a serious source of embarrassment for Archbishop Welby, who appointed Ntahoturi to his position in October 2017.

Ntahoturi served four years in prison following the 1987 military coup against dictator of Burundi Jean-Baptiste Bagaza. Ntahoturi served as President Bagaza's chief of staff.

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