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October 22 2017 By dvirtue MARYLAND: Diocesan Priest tells Boob Joke; Ignites FACEBOOK Firestorm from Women Clergy

First out of the FACEBOOK discussion was Grey Maggiano, who said he spoke with Bill+ and then asked, "can we all (especially us gentlemen) agree that boob jokes have no place in a sermon?"

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October 22 2017 By dvirtue Announcement: Crowdfund Campaign for VirtueOnline Read more
October 19 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman Says Anglican Communion in Need of New Reformation

Okoh tore into the attending archbishops, saying there was no mention in the Communique of the 1998 Lambeth Conference Resolution I.10 where the vast majority of the Communion's bishops reaffirmed the Bible's teaching on marriage and sexuality, including the clear statement that homosexual practice is contrary to Scripture.

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October 11 2017 By dvirtue Nashotah House Culture Wars

Its board chairman is Episcopal Springfield Bishop Dan Martins, who embraces a Church standing in a theological and spiritual septic tank of its own making, in clear opposition to the catholic faith espoused by the 175-year old seminary.

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October 09 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Spokesman Denied Access to Primates' Final Press Conference

"At the 2016 Primates' Gathering I attended the press conference in my capacity as the GAFCON Press Officer. As I recall, at that press conference there were staffers from other provinces and organizations in the room, as well as a diverse set of journalists.

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October 06 2017 By dvirtue Four Continuing Anglican Bodies Establish Full Communion (Communio in sacris)

The ordination of women priests in the United States in 1976 was the lightening rod issue that led to the founding of the Continuing Anglican Movement in 1977. Its Affirmation of St. Louis declared the ordination of women (by the Episcopal Church in the USA and the Anglican Church of Canada) to be a matter of schism and to have caused a break with apostolic succession.

In their statement this week they declared:

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October 05 2017 By dvirtue Archbishop Welby claims he was "taken aback" by Las Vegas prayer criticism

Welby went on to say; "Michael Curry, who is a citizen of the United States, was asked by us -- after we had talked with anguish about the events in Las Vegas -- we said: 'Could you lead a prayer as we begin our prayers together at Evensong?'"

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October 04 2017 By dvirtue CANTERBURY: GAFCON Primates weigh walking out of Anglican Summit

Recounting the long history of same sex violations in both the US Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada, Gross said reconciliation was little more than compromise and that was unacceptable to the GAFCON primates.

Failure to repent meant that they "could not share in fellowship together," he said. He likened it to walking through a minefield.

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September 30 2017 By dvirtue Four markers reveal why the collapse of the Episcopal Church is inevitable

There are four distinct demographic markers and they include: Aging parishioners and clergy, smaller parishes and no new clergy to fill pulpits; lower baptisms and confirmations; higher death rates and lower Average Sunday Attendance.

DEMOGRAPHICS

The average age of an Episcopalian in 2011 was 57 years old. In 2017, it is closer to 64. What this means is that roughly three-fifths of the Church's membership will be dead in the next twelve to sixteen years.

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September 25 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal Bishops Expand Carbon Footprint in Alaska

This trip to Alaska was billed as a focus on indigenous culture as well as environmental justice.

There is profound irony about the choice of location.

Recent statistics reveal the Alaska diocese had dropped by a whopping 18.8% - the only domestic diocese that had an ASA double-digit percentage loss!

The reason for the attendance decline coincides with new ACNA parishes in Fairbanks and Anchorage!

One wonders if Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was aware of that.

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