Day: April 24, 2009

Debunking myths

Religious leaders from Massachusetts are lending their support to the campaign for the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York state, telling New Yorkers that gay marriage has not affected religious freedom in the Bay State.

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The Church Times covers the story of ACI emails

In an email Seitz said a Colorado priest “will request of [Mark Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina] as a Communion Partner bishop, a ‘visitation’, the purpose of which is to prevent his parishioners from concluding that the only route for them is joining ACNA (which will be happening in Colorado soon) because their Diocesan is not fore­grounding his covenant commit­ments…

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A Lord with wounds

Thomas is the saint who makes sure that the Easter people do not omit the missing factor. He shows what there is in this story of resurrection which we can celebrate without hollow unreality in the midst of these grievous years, in the midst of our powerlessness. Only a Lord with wounds can save us now.

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Is the Anglican Covenant just Dar by other means?

Is the proposed Anglican Covenant a means of achieving a modified version of the Dar es Salaam settlement proposed by the Primates of the Anglican Communion in 2007? The communiqué released after that meeting proposed a “pastoral scheme”, which created a church within a church led by almost exactly the same bishops who signed the document on diocesan autonomy released yesterday.

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