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March 05 2004 By virtueonline IRELAND: Church of Ireland to have same-sex blessings "within two years"?

Addressing Church of Ireland clergy and lay leaders on Wednesday at a lunchtime meeting in St Mark's Church Hall, Portadown, Short's warning came after reading the Irish bishops' recent pastoral letter on human sexuality. Such sentiments, he said, had been published by his Diocesan authorities about two years before they allowed gay 'marriages' to be blessed in churches.

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March 05 2004 By virtueonline PITTSBURGH: NACDP Network Moves into High Gear

The committee is comprised of one representative from each of the 12 original dioceses who signed the Anglican Communion Network's structural Charter, as well as Moderator, the Rt. Rev. Robert W. Duncan, and Secretary, the Rev. Canon David C. Anderson. The Committee was joined by acting Convocation Deans, representatives of Global Mission Partners and the American Anglican Council's Strategy Group.

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March 04 2004 By virtueonline NIGERIA: Primate's Snub Points To Communion Split

The Archbishop maintained that to attend the meeting would be to give legitimacy to the Episcopal Church of the USA which he maintains, in consecrating a practising homosexual bishop, has broken communion with the Anglican world.

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March 04 2004 By virtueonline NIGERIA: Primate Shuns London Talks Over Robinson Consecration

In a letter to Canon John Peterson, General Secretary of the Anglican Communion Office, Bishop Oluranti Odubogun, General Secretary of the Church of Nigeria, said Akinola would not attend this week's meeting of the Anglican Consultative Committee in London, which began yesterday.

"Archbishop Akinola is baffled that ACO continues to act as if what ECUSA did does not really matter," said the letter.

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March 04 2004 By virtueonline ENGLAND: Archbishop of Canterbury Meets with AMIA leadership

During that meeting, the Archbishop of Canterbury consulted privately with the two sponsoring Primates of the Anglican Mission, the Most Rev. Emmanuel Kolini of Rwanda and the Most Rev. Yong Ping Chung of South East Asia. At the conclusion of the conversations, Archbishop Williams again met briefly with the AMiA bishops before they departed Lambeth Palace.

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March 04 2004 By virtueonline COLORADO: Collection plate down 20 percent after gay bishop named

Robert Leaman, the diocese's chief financial officer, said the diocese expects $1.4 million in pledges in 2004, $350,000 short of expectations established in October at the state Episcopal convention.

In August, Colorado's delegation to the national convention backed the election of Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, who has lived with his male partner for years.

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March 03 2004 By virtueonline OXFORD: ECUSA Gay Bishop Cancels Oxford Union Debate

The openly-gay divorced father-of-two was consecrated in 2003 amid protests from traditionalists.

Prayed long and hard

He was due to speak on 11 March, proposing the motion "This House believes a gay lifestyle should be no bar to becoming a bishop".

But he said in a statement he had thought and prayed long and hard about the invitation.

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March 02 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold celebrates Eucharist at Canterbury

Today’s agenda for the Joint Standing Committee includes a budget report from the Most Revd Robin Eames, Primate of All Ireland, chairman of the Inter Anglican Finance Committee.


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March 02 2004 By virtueonline AUSTRALIA: Primate stirs strife among fellow Anglicans

In his new book, Dr. Carnley takes issue with the prominence that
evangelicals give to the doctrine of the atonement.

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March 02 2004 By virtueonline WASHINGTON DC: Episcopal Pastor Rebukes Diocese

A draft of the one-page statement, which was presented Saturday to members at Calvary Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, declares that "Holy Scripture does not support giving God's blessing to a sexual relationship outside marriage, be that relationship homosexual or heterosexual" and that "councils of the Episcopal Church have, and sometimes will, err."

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