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January 24 2004 By virtueonline 5,000 pastors cheer Mel Gibson's 'Passion'

"I think this work can change things," Mr. Gibson said. The film
officially opens in 2,000 movie theaters nationwide on Feb. 25, Ash
Wednesday .

"To atone for the sins of everybody, it boggles the mind," said Mr.
Gibson, who spent close to $25 million from his personal funds to make
the film. "[Christ] could have done it by pricking His finger and
shedding His blood. He didn't choose to do that. He went all the way."

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January 24 2004 By virtueonline SOUTHERN CONE: Province Declares Impaired Communion With ECUSA

As you can see from the attached statement, the decision of ECUSA to consecrate Gene Robinson, a person sexually active outside marriage, and to declare by resolution that same-sex blessings are "in bounds," has left us no choice but to recognize the situation which you have created. That is one of a profound impairment of communion.

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January 24 2004 By virtueonline YOUNG PEOPLE SWELL CROWD AT WASHINGTON MARCH FOR LIFE

Americans and others from around the world including a visible and vocal
delegation from France, attentively listened to speeches from Christian and Jewish
leaders, secular and religious, demanding an end to abortion, assisted
suicide, and abortion-based research.

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January 23 2004 By virtueonline COLORADO: ACA Priest Challenges ECUSA Bishop to a Debate

{1} "Resolved: That it is deducible from the writings of the fathers and that Spirit of discernment granted as a gift to all believers in Christ [I John] that the Episcopal Church is invaded by the demonic power."

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January 23 2004 By virtueonline FORWARD IN FAITH TO VISIT ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

Let me first say that what follows is my personal commentary as President of FIFNA. It is not a Council statement. The Council is scheduled to meet February 11-13, at which time Bishop Duncan plans to be with us, as well as representatives from other Anglican jurisdictions. I would expect that the Council will make a corporate statement at the end of our meeting about the Network, and upon other areas of concern and development.

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January 23 2004 By virtueonline BELGIUM: Gays are Perverts Says Cardinal

“I will sign here in my own blood that of all those who say they are lesbian or gay, at most five to 10 are effectively lesbian or gay,” Cardinal Gustaaf Joos, 80, told a magazine.

“All the rest are simply sexual perverts. Don’t hesitate to write that down. I demand you write it down. If they come to protest on my doorstep, I don’t care. I will not open the door.”

Joos, who studied with Pope John Paul, was appointed cardinal last year.

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January 23 2004 By virtueonline PLANO: Conservative Episcopalians Launch Faction

"This has been, for us, a glorious and historic day," said Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan, elected as network leader Tuesday after delegates gave a governing charter unanimous approval.

Under the charter, the network's core will be the 12 dioceses in nine states that sent delegates to a meeting at a suburban Dallas church. They must now return home and ask for formal diocesan approval to join the network.

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January 23 2004 By virtueonline CONGO: Primate Issues Support for AMiA

We have come here to bring to you the support of the House of Bishops and the Christians of Congo, not just the Anglicans, but all the confessing Christians of Congo, for your courage, having stood firm in the traditional faith of the Anglican church, and in the doctrinal foundation: The Bible.

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January 21 2004 By virtueonline NEW ORTHODOX EPISCOPALIAN NETWORK LAUNCHED

"Today is a significant and joyful moment in the life of the Church," said Bishop Duncan. "What we have done today will bear fruit for years to come in the lives of our children and grandchildren."

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January 21 2004 By virtueonline CHARTER FOR THE NETWORK OF ANGLICAN COMMUNION DIOCESES AND PARISHES

WHEREAS the Preface to the original 1789 Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church and each ensuing revision contains the following statement:

“In which it will also appear that this Church is far from intending to depart from the Church of England in any essential point of doctrine, discipline, or worship; or further than local circumstances require”; and

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