Day: December 23, 2009

Pope Pius XII moves closer to sainthood

The Vatican said Wednesday that Pope Benedict XVI’s decision moving the wartime pope Pius XII closer to sainthood was not a “hostile act” against those who believe Pius did not do enough to stop the Holocaust.

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Naughty or nice?

The alternatives explain 99.5% of the difference in per capita income between the U.S. and Somalia.

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Bishop Sisk on the Ugandan bill

For a Christian, no matter how many carefully culled Bible passages might be cited, no matter how lofty the spokesperson, there are no circumstances whatsoever that justify such oppression. The Anglican Communion is clearly on record supporting this view. Among others, I make reference to the actions of several Lambeth Conferences as well as to statements from the Primates Meetings, most recently their Dromantine Communiqué of 2005.

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That didn’t last long

Ugandans at an anti-gay protest in Kampala held up “Barack Omaba Back Off” signs. Ssempa said: “They (the task force) have condemned the efforts of the American president, Barrack Obama, and Hilary Clinton, for using the pulpit of the White House to preach a gospel of sodomy.”

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Views on the covenant

Go forward in your time machine to a few years from now and imagine seeing on eBay or Trade Me: “For Sale, one partly used Anglican Covenant – owner hoping to recoup at least some of the significant amount of money and hope invested in it. – Bosco Peters

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Diocese of Virginia and friends file briefs

Joining in supporting the diocese in its case before the Virginia Supreme Court are its sister dioceses, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Church of Brethren, and the Seventh-Day Adventists.

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WCC secretary general writes President of Uganda

World Council of Churches general secretary, The Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, from the Methodist Church in Kenya has written a Letter to the Uganda President. The letter raises concerns regarding the Anti Homosexuality Bill. The WCC brings together 349 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 560 million Christians in over 110 countries.

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Anglicanism gives way to Democratic Centralism

Doesn’t it just look like a Politburo! Democratic centralism is a means by which one layer of a party (which is infused into a bureaucracy) elects the next layer up, but we all know how that conserves a system. It also hands out edicts, from the top down.

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