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February 25 2019 By dvirtue Executive Council asks bishops, spouses to 'prayerfully and carefully consider' response to Lambeth decision

Council unanimously approved a resolution on Feb. 25 that says it finds the decision "inconsistent" with the positions of The Episcopal Church and with multiple statements of Anglican Communion entities that have urged the church to listen to the experiences LGBTQ persons.

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February 21 2019 By dvirtue Anglican archbishop spent $473,000 in child abuse inquiry legal fees without proper authorisation

The minutes reveal the money spent representing Herft, one of the most senior figures within the Anglican church in Australia, was not authorised through usual church processes. It came from the diocese's professional standards budget, but without a written resolution authorised by the diocesan council, which expenditure from this budget requires.

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February 17 2019 By dvirtue The Growth of the Anglican Church in North America

ACNA is reporting growth, but is that growth real? Originating primarily as an exodus of parishes and dioceses unhappy at the theological stance of the Episcopal Church (TEC), does ACNA remain primarily a reaction to TEC, or is it changing into something else as the break from TEC recedes into the past?

Put briefly, the data shows that ACNA has been growing and that it has significant reach beyond the usual Anglican enclaves in North America, but it has vulnerabilities, too.

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February 12 2019 By dvirtue FT. WORTH, TX: Court has Diocese's Petition 'under consideration'

It was the decision of the high Court in 2013 that neutral principles of law should govern disputes over church property in Texas, yet the only judge of the Fort Worth court of appeals to sign an opinion took an approach that effectively reverted to the deference standard in that opinion.

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February 11 2019 By dvirtue 2020 Lambeth Conference is Obstacle to the Gospel - Nigerian Primate

Writing in his February letter to GAFCON followers who make up more than 80% of the Anglican Communion, the chairman said the Church is prey to "fierce wolves". St. Paul warns the Ephesian elders to beware of, even those who arise from within the Church and speak "twisted things".

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February 06 2019 By dvirtue The Presiding Bishop's Big Black Lie

"During the period of this restriction, Bishop Love, acting individually, or as Bishop Diocesan, or in any other capacity, is forbidden from participating in any manner in the Church's disciplinary process in the Diocese of Albany in any matter regarding any member of the clergy that involves the issue of same-sex marriage.

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February 02 2019 By dvirtue Court of Review for Bishops upholds retired Los Angeles bishop's three-year suspension

An Episcopal Church court has concluded that retired Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno was properly suspended from ordained ministry for three years because of misconduct.

The Court of Review for Bishops said it made the three-year suspension retroactive to Aug. 2, 2017, the day a hearing panel originally recommended the sentence, rather than with the court's Jan. 31 order.

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February 01 2019 By dvirtue Former Episcopal Church bishop Heather Cook seeks to serve rest of sentence for drunken-driving death at home

She was sentenced to seven years in prison after killing cyclist Tom Palermo with her car in December 2014 on Roland Avenue in North Baltimore while driving drunk and texting.

Palermo, 41, was a senior software engineer for Johns Hopkins Hospital, a husband and a father of two young children. His sister-in-law said she "vigorously" opposes Cook's request.

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January 31 2019 By dvirtue TALLAHASSEE,FL: St. Peter's Cathedral installing Archbishop Duncan, architect of Anglican Church in North America as interim Dean

Duncan led the new ACNA from its inception in 2009 until 2014, and he served as Bishop of Pittsburgh for the preceding 20 years. He is the principal architect of the 2019 revision of the Book of Common Prayer, the official service book of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. The prayer book, last revised in 1979, has only seen 10 revisions since it was first compiled in 1549.

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January 30 2019 By dvirtue Protecting the Most Vulnerable

Beyond the damage this "Reproductive Health Act" will have on women, men, and families, the killing of unborn babies undermines the State itself. Abortion not only ends the life of a human being, it denies the world all that she or he would have contributed to society. Future leaders, artists, teachers, doctors, and engineers are being denied the opportunity to fulfill their God-created purpose.

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