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Presiding Bishop declares inhibited Fort Worth bishop has renounced his orders

Saturday, December 6th, 2008 Posted in TEC | Comments Off

From Episcopal Life Online by Mary Frances Schjonberg [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said December 5 that she had accepted Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker's ... Read more..

Bishop Iker – Renunciation of Orders?

Saturday, December 6th, 2008 Posted in News, TEC | Comments Off

From EpiScope Today, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori "accepted the renunciation of the Ordained Ministry of this Church, made in writing on November 24, 2008 by the Right Rev. Jack Leo ... Read more..

Financial Threat over Women Bishops

Friday, December 5th, 2008 Posted in Church of England, Women Bishops | Comments Off

By Toby Cohen, Church of England Newspaper THE THIRD Province Movement has threatened the cancellation of diocesan quota payments if the House of Bishops introduces women bishops without making greater provisions ... Read more..

CANADA: Anglican Dioceses consider next steps towards same-sex blessings

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Church Of Canada, Gay Marriage | Comments Off

by Keith Knight, Editor, Anglican Journal (Hat Tip: VOL) Bishops from four dioceses emerged from the house of bishops meeting in October struggling with how to proceed with plans to introduce ... Read more..

Diocese of Montreal to draft liturgy for gay blessings

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Church Of Canada, From Lisa's Lookout, Gay Marriage | Comments Off

By Colin Coward, Changing Attitude The Bishop of Montreal, the Rt Revd Barry Clarke, has indicated in an interview that he will follow through with the wishes of the diocese of ... Read more..

Fort Worth: Responses to the attempted inhibition of Jack Iker

Monday, November 24th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Communion, News, TEC | Comments Off

From Stand Firm FORT WORTH, Texas – A letter of inhibition and supporting documents were issued Friday, Nov. 21, from the office of Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal ... Read more..

Bishop Iker Inhibited

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 Posted in TEC | Comments Off

Hat Tip: Thinking Anglicans Statement from the Steering Committee of North Texas Episcopalians The Steering Committee North Texas Episcopalians is heartened by the announcement that the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding ... Read more..

Subversion of the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church: On Doing What it Takes to Get What You Want

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 Posted in TEC | Comments Off

By The Revd Dr Philip Turner, Anglican Communion Institute I Introduction Recent actions of The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the matter of Gene Robinson have sent shock waves throughout that church and indeed ... Read more..

Equipping the Saints – Part IV: The fruits of TEC’s theology

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 Posted in News | Comments Off

At General Convention 2003, the House of Bishops was unable to pass Resolution B001, which would have reaffirmed “Holy Scripture as the foundation of authority in our Church” and “historic positions adopted ... Read more..

Open Letter to the House of Bishops

Thursday, November 13th, 2008 Posted in Women Bishops | Comments Off

From Massinformation (Hat Tip: Kendall Harmon) Thursday 13th November 2008 Most Reverend and Right Reverend Fathers in God,   Tomorrow you will meet as a House of Bishops to discuss the current state of the ... Read more..


Monday, November 10th, 2008 Posted in TEC | No Comments »

By Gary L'Hommedieu, Virtueonline (HT The Gauthiers) There's blood in the water, and the barracudas can no longer restrain themselves. The contract on Robert Duncan has been executed. There is the matter ... Read more..

Church Society on St Bartholemew the Great statements

Friday, October 24th, 2008 Posted in Church of England, Civil Partnerships, Gay Marriage | No Comments »

By David Phillips, General Secretary, Church Society The Diocese of London has issued a statement regarding the so called ‘gay blessing’ service at St. Bartholomew the Great.  The Rector, Martin Dudley, ... Read more..

Archbishop of Canterbury and deposed Pittsburgh bishop meet at Lambeth Palace

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 Posted in Anglican Communion, Archbishop Of Canterbury, TEC | No Comments »

From Episcopal Life Online Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and deposed Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop Bob Duncan met privately in London last week. The Lambeth Palace press office confirmed that the meeting ... Read more..

Reform pledges support for Gafcon movement

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 Posted in Church of England, Global Anglican Future Conference | No Comments »

From Reform Reform, the 1,700-strong conservative evangelical network, has pledged support for the initiatives of GAFCON at its annual conference in London. Revd Rod Thomas, Reform’s chairman, welcomed the clear Biblical leadership ... Read more..

Thanks, a report and a warning – Bishop Duncan’s statement to the press

Sunday, October 19th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Communion Network, Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA) | No Comments »

Bishop Bob Duncan opened his press conference in London on Friday with an expression of thanks, a report on the US situation and a warning. First, I am here to ... Read more..

Support for GAFCON from Reform and Forward in Faith

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 Posted in News | 1 Comment »

The Reform Assembly passed these resolutions at the close of their annual conference on October 15 at the City Temple, Holborn. This conference welcomes the outcome of GAFCON, pledges the support ... Read more..

A message from Bishop David Anderson

Monday, October 13th, 2008 Posted in American Anglican Council, Recife -Southern Cone, TEC | 1 Comment »

From AAC Beloved in Christ Jesus, Although there are a number of items in the news this week, I am commenting on just two: the Pittsburgh situation and the Northern Virginia legal ... Read more..

English Church discusses ‘complementary’ bishops plan

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 Posted in Women Bishops | No Comments »

By Toby Cohen, Religious Intelligence As the English House of Bishops met to discuss the Church of England’s future, a Synod insider revealed that plans are already in place to provide ... Read more..

Finnish priest suspended in row over women priests

Friday, October 10th, 2008 Posted in Coercion, Women Bishops | No Comments »

By George Conger, Religious Intelligence The Archbishop of Turku has suspended a male priest for refusing to serve alongside a woman priest. On Oct 7, the Turku cathedral chapter informed the ... Read more..

Church of England still divided over women bishops vote

Sunday, October 5th, 2008 Posted in Church of England, Women Bishops | No Comments »

From Religious Intelligence The English General Synod is outdated and ineffective say two bishops, following the Bishop of Manchester’s revelation that the July Synod was incapable of properly exploring his report ... Read more..